μοιάζει με (It looks like)

grandcanyonaz

Member
English - USA
Do you usually use με with μοιάζει?

In English, we say it looks like a mouse so στα ελληνικά είναι <<μοιάζει με ποντίκι ή μοιάζει ένα ποντίκι>>

I look like a cat μοιάζω με γάτα.
 
  • dmtrs

    Senior Member
    Greek
    μοιάζει με ποντίκι :tick:
    μοιάζω με γάτα :tick:

    The options are:
    "He looks like a..." > "μοιάζει με..."

    "He looks like the.../his father/Mary..." (anything specific) > "Μοιάζει στο.../στον πατέρα του/στη Μαίρη..."
    Also: "Μοιάζει με το.../με τον πατέρα του/με τη Μαίρη..."
    Also: "Μοιάζει του πατέρα του/της Μαίρης..." (for people).
     

    Helleno File

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    Thanks dmtrs - I didn't know μοιάζω could also take σε. I think παρόμοιος and ίδιος also take με: similar to and the same as . Or do they also have other possibilities? As I write this I realise that μοιάζω and παρόμοιος contain the same element /μοι/. And also όμοιος.
     

    tropicalia

    Senior Member
    Español
    Thanks dmtrs - I didn't know μοιάζω could also take σε. I think παρόμοιος and ίδιος also take με: similar to and the same as . Or do they also have other possibilities? As I write this I realise that μοιάζω and παρόμοιος contain the same element /μοι/. And also όμοιος.
    All of them have the same etymon or "root word", ancient ὅμοιος. Παρόμοιος is composed of παρά+όμοις and μοιάζω comes from ὁμοιάζω.
     

    dmtrs

    Senior Member
    Greek
    As I write this I realise that μοιάζω and παρόμοιος contain the same element /μοι/. And also όμοιος.
    Very good, Helleno File!
    όμοιος > ομοιάζω > μοιάζω
    παρά + όμοιος > παρόμοιος

    I think παρόμοιος and ίδιος also take με
    παρόμοιος and ίδιος are only followed by με - if they are followed by an accompanying word, that is:
    Αυτό είναι παρόμοιο/ίδιο με εκείνο. / Αυτά τα δύο είναι παρόμοια/ίδια.
    (Αυτοί οι δύο είναι παρόμοιοι/ίδιοι στο χαρακτήρα is a different case: στο indicates reference and accompanies χαρακτήρα.)

    (cross-posting with tropicalia)
     

    grandcanyonaz

    Member
    English - USA
    μοιάζει με ποντίκι :tick:
    μοιάζω με γάτα :tick:

    The options are:
    "He looks like a..." > "μοιάζει με..."

    "He looks like the.../his father/Mary..." (anything specific) > "Μοιάζει στο.../στον πατέρα του/στη Μαίρη..."
    Also: "Μοιάζει με το.../με τον πατέρα του/με τη Μαίρη..."
    Also: "Μοιάζει του πατέρα του/της Μαίρης..." (for people).
    Thank you. Very helpful!
     
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