1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Greek
  4. >
  5. "Αυτοί τρώνε για περίπου μία …

"Αυτοί τρώνε για περίπου μία ώρα."

Translation:They eat for approximately an hour.

September 22, 2016

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/timtz75

"they eat for around an hour" - as an alternative ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
Mod
  • 233

Yes, "around' should be included. Thank you for a good addition.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael747273

Why not "They eat for almost an hour"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
Mod
  • 233

That is one of the many translations we have as correct. Please let us know if you encountered any problem with it. If it was rejected it would help if you could send a screenshot showing the exercise, what you wrote, and the response from Duo.


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

So περίπου is for time and σχέδον for all other cases?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G.Georgopoulos

Both of them can be used in approximations in general. Maybe my reply to lingoflasche will be of help.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/la_flame_97

How would I say "They will eat in approximately one hour"? Would that be "αυτοι θα φανε σε περιπου μια ωρα";


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
Mod
  • 233

Yes, that's right.


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

i am guessing "nearly" would fit, too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G.Georgopoulos

"Nearly" is more accurate for "σχεδόν", I believe.

90-110 people ---> around 100 people

97 people ---> nearly 100 people


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

They eat for about an hour should be a correct translation. Very common to say that here in California at least.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
Mod
  • 233

Actually, it is included, if yours wasn't accepted you should have made a Report. At the bottom of the exercise page, you'll see a list of items to be reported...choose..."My sentence should be accepted." Then make another comment here so we know to look at it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vic950535

Still not accepting 'They eat foe about an hour'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G.Georgopoulos

From what I see from your report, your answer was "They eat fo about an hour". "Fo" is probably rejected because it can also be an abbreviation for various words.

Learn Greek in just 5 minutes a day. For free.