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What is the difference between που, ότι, πως?

When do we use one and when another or are they all have the same meaning?


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Ότι or πως  = that
Ότι / πως  go after verbs that mean νομίζω (I think), λέω (I say), ξέρω (I know), πιστεύω (I believe) etc.
They can be used interchangeably.

Μου είπε ότι / πως θα έρθει. =He told me that he will come.
Νομίζω ότι / πως θα βρέξει αύριο. = I think that it will rain tomorrow.
Ξέρω ότι / πως έχεις δίκιο. = I know that you are right.

Που = 1) that  ( because)
It goes after verbs or adverbs which indicate emotions.

Λυπάμαι που έφυγες. = I am sorry that (because) you left.
Χαίρομαι που ήρθες. = I am happy that (because) you came.
Ευτυχώς που σε είδα. = thankfully I saw you

  Που         =2) that, which, who
 It goes after nouns or pronouns.

Αυτό που μου είπες είναι σωστό. = What you told me is right. (This that you told me...)
Ο άντρας που έφυγε είναι ο Γιώργος. = The man who left is George.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vasiliki Baskou, Instructor/Director, https://learn-greek-online.com.

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Thank you Vasiliki !

Very clear now!