"Η λίμνη είναι μικρότερη από το ποτάμι."

Translation:The lake is smaller than the river.

September 3, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ApostolosB4

Even thought the lake is not a river.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/involans

What is the relative frequency of ποτάμι vs ποταμός? Is one considered more formal/colloquial?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oliver328533

So Mesopotamia and hippopotamus comes from rivers ποτάμι


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

So Mesopotamia and hippopotamus comes from rivers ποτάμι

Precisely. Or more accurately, from ποταμός.

Mesopotamia is the land between the rivers, and hippopotamus is a river horse.

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