So you need a definitive article before someone's name?
why the fascination with this name? haha
Because it is one of the most widespread names in Greece. Or it's just someone' s mother's name
And it is the ancient name for greek people
Ελένη means "bright". What you're talking about is "Έλλην".
Long shot, and more likely coincidental, but is "πίνει" related to the Polish "pije" from "pić"?
Not a long shot. The words have a common ancestor from long ago and are related.
This also reminding me of the Hindi word for water, 'panee'
When do you use "is drinking" and when "drinks"?
Greek does not distinguish between present simple and continuous. So, you can translate this sentence as either.
Do I use Η or η for the fem, nom def article? Becuase I have seen both, and I'm confused on which to write
Τhey are the same letter (Eeta) , Η is the capital and η is the lower case, so as in English it will depend upon whether or not a capital letter is needed or not. :-)
Eleni is a name of a person, why translate it?
Because if someone who doesnt know greek letters looks at "Ελενη" they will likely think its pronounced somewhere between "eye-ven" and "eleven"
I think so as well, i speak spanish as my native language and it is extremely easier to see regular names in Greek characters, makes it a whole lot easier.