He is

The Greek word that means "he is" is,

ἐστιν

It is pronounced, ἐ-στιν.

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What do you recognize? Right, ἐστιν has a sigma in the middle and an iota. The other letters are new, and so is that squiggly thing over the epsilon.

Why does Greek only take one word to say what requires us to use two words? That's just the way it is. You will discover that sometimes Greek takes less words to say something, and at other times more words.

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The professor pronunciation sounds different the the syllable print example. It is printed above e-stin but it sound to me like es-tin.
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