"The farmer has two cows on the farm."

Translation:Ο αγρότης έχει δύο αγελάδες στη φάρμα.

September 21, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/Speugenia

Dismissed for entering "ο αγρότης έχει δύο αγελάδες στο αγρόκτημα" when "αγρόκτημα" is both indicated as a translation when hovering over "farm" and being the actual GR word for "farm" ("φάρμα" being an EN loan word to the GR language).

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Yes, another one to thank you for. And sorry again. I've reported the use of φαρμα as incorrect but we can't change it yet.

September 21, 2016

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jaye16 I wouldn't personally say that "φάρμα" is incorrect, just that "αγρόκτημα" should also be accepted as the proper GR word. There's tons of words used in colloquial GR that are loans from other languages e.g. καλοριφέρ=θερμαντικό σώμα, τσιμέντο=σκυρόδεμα, ίντερνετ=διαδίκτυο, μπλοκάρω=φράζω/εμποδίζω..., φόρμα=έντυπο-υπόδειγμα. And the list goes on and on and on... :-)

September 21, 2016

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Yes, of course, but I think they are much more widely used. To my knowledge "φαρμα" is more recent and "ο αγροτης" most likely doesn't use it. Both καλοριφέρ and ίντερνετ came into the language directly from what I remember and an attempt to Hellenize them has been made but never really caught on. And as you say the list goes on... Lest we forget: φαστφουντάδικο is here to stay. :-)

September 21, 2016

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Hehe it is indeed. And so is BBQ lol. Ο αγρότης most definitely does not use the word φάρμα, nor does he really use the GR word αγρόκτημα so much to be fair. More likely he is to say κτήμα or κτήματα or just σπίτι when referring to his actual home and surrounding grounds :-)

September 21, 2016

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Yes, now it feels comfortable: κτήμα/κτήματα. That sound like something a Greek would say. Thank you, I'm going to add it to the translation for this sentence from English to Greek and report it for when the time comes to put all these great suggestions into the Greek sentences. Thank you for your many fruitful comments, additions, and advice.

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/robert672165

Is it impossible to substitute a different word than φάρμα in the word bank at this time? Level one, animals

May 16, 2019

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As you can see from the comments above.."στο αγρόκτημα" is also accepted and the actual Greek word "φάρμα" being a borrowed word. And as I said above...I think a Greek farmer would refer to it as their "αγρόκτημα".

May 17, 2019
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