"Το κρασί δεν έχει αλάτι."

Translation:The wine does not have salt.

August 31, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LongHenry

in english one would say: the wine does not have salt //in it//

August 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

Excuse me, but I can't agree. Yes, of course you can say " The wine has no salt in it", ( does not have is a little pedantic), but it is just as usual to say "The wine has no salt". Very odd wine it would have to be! :-)

September 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Andy_D

Also we would say, "doesn't have any" eg. The wine doesn't have any salt in it.

And I agree, this is a very strange sentence as no one would ever say something like this! Surely the phrases in this course should be every day common phrases?

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

But Andy, first Duo has to use a limited vocabulary, secondly the structure can't be too complicated and thirdly they are trying to build up basic sentence formation. It's not as easy as it looks, it's not perfect but it has a lot to offer.

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Andy_D

I'm not criticising Duo, which I think is brilliant. I've commented to help make phrases useful for the learner. It tends to put people off when there are illogical phrases. Perhaps we could have "The salad doesn't have any salt" or "The meat doesn't have any salt"

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter312756

My correction insisted "the wine has not got salt". I was always taught "got" is a lazy English word and only used with slang.

April 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

What had you typed?

Several versions are accepted, including "The wine does not have salt" and "The wine has no salt", if you prefer not to use "got".

April 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter312756

I typed "the wine does not have salt" and the red error came up on my check with "got" underlined. The same sentence came up a little later and I wrote "the wine has no salt" and I again was marked as error with "got" underlined. It is not a big deal and your reply is the way I wanted to translate the sentence. Thank you for your reply. I attend a beginner's Greek class and have found Duolingo a terrific supplement which allows me to listen to spoken Greek at home (sometimes over and over with my eyes shut) and I can talk back without being corrected.

April 29, 2017
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