# "Το τρίγωνο έχει τρεις γωνίες."

## Translation:The triangle has three angles.

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Phenomenically, *angle* and *γωνία* have no common origins. But *angle* actually comes from the Latin *angulus* (corner) and the word *αγκύλος* in greek means crooked, curved.

This symbol -> [ ] is also called αγκύλη in greek. because of the two small angles at the edges. So I guess there is some similarity after all. :P

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Interestiny, in Sanskrit, an angle is called "konas" and the triangle is called "trikonas" ("tri" = three). For me, remembering "τρίγωνο" is very easy indeed!

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Yes exactly! I would say if you answer this "the triangle has three corners" it is wrong because it implies there are other triangles that do not have three corners. But a triangle by definition has three corners. Only "A triangle has three corners" is correct in my view, and "the triangle has three corners" is wrong.

This clearly illustrates why this construction in general should often be translated into English with a/an. Duolingo moderators should change this across the board.