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97 [ninety-seven]

Conjunctions 4


97 [ενενήντα επτά]

Σύνδεσμοι 4


He fell asleep although the TV was on.
Αποκοιμήθηκε παρόλο που η τηλεόραση ήταν ανοιχτή.
Apokoimíthike parólo pou i tileórasi ítan anoichtí.
He stayed a while although it was late.
Έμεινε κι άλλο παρόλο που ήταν ήδη αργά.
Émeine ki állo parólo pou ítan ídi argá.
He didn’t come although we had made an appointment.
Δεν ήρθε παρόλο που είχαμε δώσει ραντεβού.
Den írthe parólo pou eíchame dósei rantevoú.
The TV was on. Nevertheless, he fell asleep.
Η τηλεόραση ήταν ανοιχτή. Παρόλ’ αυτά αποκοιμήθηκε.
I tileórasi ítan anoichtí. Paról’ aftá apokoimíthike.
It was already late. Nevertheless, he stayed a while.
Ήταν ήδη αργά. Παρόλ’ αυτά έμεινε κι άλλο.
Ítan ídi argá. Paról’ aftá émeine ki állo.
We had made an appointment. Nevertheless, he didn’t come.
Είχαμε κανονίσει να συναντηθούμε. Παρόλ’ αυτά δεν ήρθε.
Eíchame kanonísei na synantithoúme. Paról’ aftá den írthe.
Although he has no license, he drives the car.
Παρόλο που δεν έχει δίπλωμα, οδηγεί αυτοκίνητο.
Parólo pou den échei díploma, odigeí aftokínito.
Although the road is slippery, he drives so fast.
Παρόλο που ο δρόμος γλιστράει, οδηγεί γρήγορα.
Parólo pou o drómos glistráei, odigeí grígora.
Although he is drunk, he rides his bicycle.
Παρόλο που είναι μεθυσμένος, πάει με το ποδήλατο.
Parólo pou eínai methysménos, páei me to podílato.
Despite having no licence / license (am.), he drives the car.
Δεν έχει δίπλωμα. Παρόλ’ αυτά οδηγεί αυτοκίνητο.
Den échei díploma. Paról’ aftá odigeí aftokínito.
Despite the road being slippery, he drives fast.
Ο δρόμος γλιστράει. Παρόλ’ αυτά οδηγεί πολύ γρήγορα.
O drómos glistráei. Paról’ aftá odigeí polý grígora.
Despite being drunk, he rides the bike.
Είναι μεθυσμένος. Παρόλ’ αυτά πάει με το ποδήλατο.
Eínai methysménos. Paról’ aftá páei me to podílato.
Although she went to college, she can’t find a job.
Δεν βρίσκει δουλειά παρόλο που έχει σπουδάσει.
Den vrískei douleiá parólo pou échei spoudásei.
Although she is in pain, she doesn’t go to the doctor.
Δεν πάει στο γιατρό, παρόλο που πονάει.
Den páei sto giatró, parólo pou ponáei.
Although she has no money, she buys a car.
Θα αγοράσει αυτοκίνητο, παρόλο που δεν έχει χρήματα.
Tha agorásei aftokínito, parólo pou den échei chrímata.
She went to college. Nevertheless, she can’t find a job.
Έχει σπουδάσει. Παρόλ’ αυτά δεν βρίσκει δουλειά.
Échei spoudásei. Paról’ aftá den vrískei douleiá.
She is in pain. Nevertheless, she doesn’t go to the doctor.
Πονάει. Παρόλ’ αυτά δεν πάει στον γιατρό.
Ponáei. Paról’ aftá den páei ston giatró.
She has no money. Nevertheless, she buys a car.
Δεν έχει χρήματα. Παρόλ’ αυτά θα αγοράσει αυτοκίνητο.
Den échei chrímata. Paról’ aftá tha agorásei aftokínito.

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