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What is the difference between saying "παίρνω" and "παίρνω εγώ"?

I was reading a conversation between a husband and wife in the supermarket. The husband says: "Παίρνω εγώ τον καφέ, τη ζάχαρη και το γάλα." Why does he say "παίρνω εγώ" and not just "παίρνω"?
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εγώ = I

παίρνω = I take

Yes, the husband could have said the same thing if he had said: "παίρνω τον καφέ, τη ζάχαρη και το γάλα."

The reason he added the "εγώ" is for emphasis.  He wanted to make sure his wife understood that he would buy those things, so that she could concentrate in the rest of the goods they needed.

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