"Μου αρέσει η αρχαία κουλτούρα."

Translation:I like the ancient culture.

September 18, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

Could you translate this by " I like the classical culture"?

September 18, 2016

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    Κλασσική κουλτούρα would refer to classical music, literature etc, not ancient.

    September 18, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/papageorge20

    It does! Κλασικός (with one σ) may refer to 1. sth unsurpassable, 2. classical music, 3. sth typical of its kind, 4. ancient greek era/studies, etc. Also note that the english translation could be either classic or classical depending on the meaning. And κλασσικός (with double σ) is considered wrong too.

    September 21, 2016

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      I have always wondered how κλασικός and κλασσικός may be different, obviously I just can't spell! I must have kept the EN spelling in my Greek... Thanks for that!

      I know that κλασικός may refer to κλασική Ελλάδα κλπ. however, I think that the phrase "Κλασική κουλτούρα" would not be interpreted as having to do with that time. It's usually 'κλασικός πολιτισμός'.

      September 21, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

      D: I was thinking of the culture associated with the Classical Era in the history of Athens?

      September 19, 2016

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        Yes, I know, I don't think it would be interpreted as that though.

        September 19, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

        Thanks D:

        September 19, 2016
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