"Is your diet effective?"

Translation:Είναι αποδοτική η δίαιτά σου;

September 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

Αποτελεσματική ?

September 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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thank you it's been added.

September 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

" Η δίαιτα σου είναι αποδοτική;" is this possible?

November 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/troll1995

Added, thanks!

November 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

A pleasure.

November 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UriIzakis

Μία ερώτηση:αποδοτική και αποτελεσματική είναι το ίδιο;

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Not exactly but they are often used interchangeably in Greek.

In English, we would use "efficient" for "αποδοτικός" and "effective" for "αποτελεσματικός".

The difference in English is that "efficient" would refer to the way something is done "He is an efficient workman and does things with the least waste of time and effort. etc." whereas, "effective" refers to the end result.

This is the way I learned it: "Being efficient is about doing things right while being effective is about achieving the right result."

Here's another example: "Walking may be an effective way to get to the office, but driving is more efficient." Both methods will get you there, but driving takes less time and energy.

Hope this helps.

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ioanna640717

The letter η comes up as Ήτα which in greek is the name of the letter but in a sencence it should not be pronounced as Ήτα but as a plain e sound.

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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Yes, we have reported that and duo will correct it in it's next make over. thank you.

April 13, 2019
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