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μιλώ

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μιλώ (miló); simple past: μίλησα (mílisa); passive form: μιλιέμαι (miliémai)

  1. speak, talk
    Ας μιλάμε στον ενικό!As miláme ston enikó! ― Let's talk in the singular!
    Μιλάτε αγγλικά;Miláte angliká? ― Do you speak English?

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you — when using the second-person to an individual in Greek a choice must be made between using the singular or plural form of the verb. The choice made depends upon the relationship between the speaker and the person spoken to (see: T–V distinction).

† The singular form is familiar and informal, used with family, friends, children and younger people: γεια σου (geia sou, hello), τι κάνεις; (ti káneis?, how are you?).
‡ The plural is formal and polite, and used with strangers and to give respect: γεια σας (geia sas, hello), τι κάνετε; (ti kánete?, how are you?).