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"Η πλημμύρα ήταν μικρή."

Translation:The flood was small.

September 24, 2016

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

"the flooding" is as good an answer as "the flood", isn't it ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mihai558561

How can a flood be small?


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

It sounds vaguely oxymoronic, doesn't it. A dainty deluge.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isidor868839

Why is "inundation" wrong??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoannaHowa2

Surely Minor would be a more idiomatic translation (but not accepted)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Thanks, it has been added.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isidor868839

again: Why is "inundation" wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Yes, we will add "inundation" but a native English speaker would not usually use it as a noun. But you seem to have found it in a dictionary. It's best to appreciate the work done by the team to give you a normal interpretation of the Greek. And we are teaching Greek here and the best way to learn it is to use the hints given.

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