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Greek Alphabet

1st decl. fem. nouns
2nd decl. masc. nouns
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Welcome to an easier way to learn Koine Greek! Have you ever thought: “There simply has got to be a better way to learn Greek!” Now there is.

This site offers you lots of beginner level reading material and allows you to learn or review complete Koine Greek noun and verb paradigms by reading simple stories instead of memorization. This allows you to absorb the word and sentence patterns with less effort. Grammatical patterns can be learned without the drudgery of memorization. Your brain can learn the rules by giving it lots of material it can understand in an enjoyable format. Click on a story link below to begin reading and learning Koine Greek.

Library of Stories

Alphabet Review the Greek Alphabet  
1st decl. nouns feminine nouns ending and the genitive in -ης 1 story
2nd decl. nouns masculine nouns ending in -ος
(Let’s study Greek stories)
5 stories



Want to help develop this site?

This site is being actively developed by one person so far. If you are interested in helping develop this site, click on the “Feedback” button on the left side to get in contact with me. I could use help in the following areas:


June 30, 2005 - You can now learn or practise the Greek alphabet in a variety of ways, including to the sound of a metronome. Using a metronome while reciting the names or sounds of Greek letters or letter combinations will help you bring your  recognition of Greek letters to an automatic level. This will enable you to read Greek quicker. Don't skip this step if you don't know how to read Greek yet. Practise until your letter recognition is automatic.


June 6, 2005 - The first story for the 1st declension type is up. Basically a re-write of one of the 2nd declension stories, but nevertheless, it achieves the purpose of this site: to give paradigm and reading practise. I am working on other stories as well.


April 24, 2005 - All five stories in the series "Let's study Greek" are now online and can be manipulated. It is now possible to switch verb tenses (present, aorist, and future) allowing for 144 possible combinations on each story! I have the ability to produce complete paradigms for most present, aorist, and future indicative active verbs.


Feb 28, 2005 - The stories now have mouse-over English translations and paradigm reference charts. Check it out - real cool! This allows even a beginner Greek student to begin reading a complete story without having to know all the vocabulary.


Oct 24, 2004 - I now have complete paradigms for 1794 nouns and 651 adjectives in my database.


Sept 30, 2004 - No new activity for several months now due to other duties. I need help to fill in the gaps in my database from a Greek expert.


March 8, 2004 - A new page with a Greek story is up! At the present the story is too complex for the script and so it can produce some unusual combinations, but it works and the limitations will soon be addressed so that more complex stories can be used.


Jan 30, 2004 - I now have a large javascript paradigm database (184 KB) consisting of all the vocabulary which occurs 90x or more in the NT. All nouns and adjectives have complete paradigms, while the other vocabulary has all NT attested forms present. (Contains: 65 nouns, 52 verbs, 21 adjectives, 16 prepositions, 16 conjunctions, 9 adverbs, 7 pronouns, 4 particles). Work will now focus on getting a sample Greek story up on the web.


Dec 1, 2003 - I'm now working on the database. I am working toward being able to produce a javascript paradigm array for any NT word. This will provide the vocabulary necessary for manipulating the Greek stories.


Nov 15, 2003 - This web site is published on the Internet.


Nov 1, 2003 - Work begins on producing a working prototype of this new method for the web.


Your comments are greatly appreciated! Thanks for visiting. If the button doesn't work, you can write me at: norbert dot rennert at sil dot org. Just replace the 'dot' and 'at' with the appropriate symbols. (This is to avoid automatic email collection efforts.)

Developer: Norbert Rennert
Canada Institute of Linguistics
Langley, BC