Curious word... It seems that theoretically it means "second-minute", where δεύτερο = second. Can you use both δευτερόλεπτο and δεύτερο interchangeably, or is there any kind of subtle difference between them? Which one is most used in Greece? ευχαριστώ!
They can both be used. In 30''=σε τριάντα δευτερόλεπτα=σε τριάντα δεύτερα
Ah, cool! δευτερόλεπτα would seem very long to be used frequently. I thought δεύτερα was used more commonly. Thanks, troll1995!
Δευτερόλεπτα is used frequently. The Greek language has many long words, after all, to be scared by a "δευτερόλεπτα". :P
No, that would be "δεύτερος (masculine)/ δεύτερη (feminine)/ δεύτερο (neuter)". The word δευτερόλεπτα already has "λεπτά=minutes" in it.
Thank you. I thought it probably only referred to second as a fragment of time, but wanted to be sure.
The drop down suggestions for "Σε" are "In, On & For" yet in this excercise "For" is not accepted. Why either 1 make an incorrect suggestion or 2 mark a correct answer as incorrect?