"Έχεις έξι παιδιά;"

Translation:Do you have six children?

September 27, 2016

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

I said, do you have six kids? this should also be correct, no?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Yes, sorry we forgot the "kids" in that sentence. It's been added.


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

"Have you six children?" Should I think be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Yes, I'm sorry it should be included. It is now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giorgio182480

Actually, I always thought it must be either "have you got" (usual for British English) or "do you have" (usual for American English)...


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

I have a question regarding the audio. Is the intonation natural for Greek language? The way it sounds to my non-Greek ears now, the question almost expresses surprise/judgement. "Seriously, you have six (!!!) children?!".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Since the audio is all computer generated (TTS) there may be unnatural sounding sentences. This seems like she realized towards the end that she should make it sound like a question. No, it's not a very good example of any kind of question...simple or surprised.


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

Thanks :) Good to know, since languages tend to have their characteristic melody and even if it sounded unnatural to me, could have been correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliciaFort20

How can you tell it's a question?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

In the written form there is the Greek question mark which looks just like a semicolon. On the Greek keyboard, it's located on the letter Q.

When spoken there should be an intonation at the end of the sentence just like in English. However, there's a problem with the pronunciation program and it doesn't sound like a question. We've reported it for correction

Check out the question mark here:

Έχεις έξι παιδιά;


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ada365636

In English we should say Do you have six children


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Please look at the top of this page where we always have the exact translation and you will see:

Έχεις έξι παιδιά;

Translation: Do you have six children?

Please note it's a question.

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