"This man"

Translation:Αυτός ο άντρας

September 8, 2016

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I guess "this is the man" would be αυτός είναι ο άντρας? If so, why is there "o" in "this man" also?


Greek uses the article in these situations.


Would it ever be correct to just say "αυτός άντρας"?


No, you need the article before "άντρας". Greek even uses the article before proper names. "Η Μαρία και ο Γιώρος είναι εδώ." Maria and George are here.


Can someone explain why its αυτός and not αυτό?


Because άντρας is masculine and not neuter.

The word for „this“ has to agree in gender with the noun it describes.

Before a feminine word, you would have e.g. αυτή η καρέκλα for „this chair“.


Why did i get it right when i used αυτό ?


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Can someone please tell me how I get the ending 'σ' or 's', on my keyboard, It tells me I have typos in my answer because of this but I don't know how to change it...


Try pressing the W key on your keyboard while it is set to Greek.


Im using a Galaxy phone and the keyboard changes, there is no "w" .


On my Android the final ς is found on the top left of the Greek keyboard...above the normal Σ. Hope that works for you. Or sometimes if you click on a letter and hold it for an extra second other options appear...accents etc. If these don't work get back to us and I'll ask someone who has a Galaxy.


What key gives us the "other" σ ?


See the comment below by Mizinamo. I think it's what you're looking for.


Why isn't Ο αυτός άντρας correct?


Because the article "ο" needs to be directly before the noun (in this case) "άντρας".


how do i get the accents when I am typing. I can type in Greek but don't know which key to click to get an accent mark. Thank you.


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What is the importance of an accent?


The accent shows where the stress is on a word. For example we say ΆΝδρος. However, there are also words that have different meanings depending on whether there is an accent and where it is.


I'm confused about when i should be using "αυτό" and when i should be using "αυτός"?


The short answer: use αυτός with masculine words, αυτή with feminine words, and αυτό with neuter words.

(Masculine words usually end in -ας -ης -ος, feminine ones usually in -η -α, neuter ones usually in -ι -ο -μα.)


I have just been to Crete. When I talked to the Creetans and told them I am practicing greek and said "antoras" as the Duolingo voice has taught me, the people there said it is andras or antras not the to sound in the middle. Is this because the robot voice sounds wrong? Or does Cretan greek sound diffrent from other greek?


Ok, first of all in Greek you say what you see (with some exceptions, but not many) so since there's no o in the middle of "άντρας"/"άνδρας" you don't pronounce it. I don't hear any on the audio but that's computer-generated TTS. So, to make it even clearer try out this link to hear native Greek speakers:


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