Modern Greek/Lesson 08.2

Lesson 8.2: Buying SomethingEdit

In this lesson you'll learn how to buy something and how to ask how much something costs.

I buy - αγοράζωEdit

The verb "to buy" is αγοράζω and is a regular class I verb in the present tense (see the lesson here. It's summarized below.

Aγοράζω · To Buy
- Sing. Plu.
1st αγοράζω αγοράζουμε
2nd αγοράζεις αγοράζετε
3rd αγοράζει αγοράζουν

How much does it cost?Edit

To ask how much something costs you can use κάνει/κάνουν (singlur/plural) or κοστίζει/κοστίζουν (again singular/plural). Both of these verbs are regular type I in the present tense.

Πόσο κοστίζει αυτό; How much does it (that) cost?
Πόσο κάνει το φαγήτο; How much is the food?

Useful adjectivesEdit

The following table contains some useful vocabulary.

ακριβός expensive
φτηνός cheap
ορίστε here you go/here it is

Sample ConversationEdit

Μιχάλης Γεια σας.
Seller Καλήμερα.
Good morning.
Μιχάλης Μου αρέσει αυτό το ρολόι, πόσο κοστίζει αυτό;
I like this watch, how much does it cost?
Seller Είναι διακόσια ευρώ.
It is 200 Euros.
Μιχάλης Ωχ, είναι πολύ ακριβό. Πόσο κοστίζει αυτό το τραπέζι;
Ach! It is very expensive. How much does this table cost?
Seller Είναι εκατόν πενήντα ευρώ.
It is 150 Euros.
Μιχάλης Εντάξει, ορίστε εκατόν πενήντα ευρώ.
Okay, here is 150 Euros.


  • We have learnt the verb αγοράζω (to buy).
  • We have learnt how to ask how much something costs.
  • We've practiced using the numbers that we learnt in 6.1 to 6.3.


Now try the exercise here.