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"Η κοπέλα αγαπά τα οχτώ παιδιά."

Translation:The girl loves the eight children.

October 2, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slh123

Is there a pattern to when οκτώ (which I entered) is used vs οχτώ, which this seemed to want. My dictionary only lists οκτώ, but that was marked wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 321

No, both are correct and both should be accepted. I use this dictionary here and the first ("wordreference") is the best. thanks for the correction I've included it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slh123

Awesome, thanks. Glad to know they are interchangeable.


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

A few of the dictionaries say "like" as well as "love", including Wiktionary. Wordreference and more say only "love". As this can be a dangerous distinction ;-) can I get some opinions on this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 321

Ok, just my view. Context is the key. Here I'd go for "love" not "like".

But for some English expression such as... "I love chocolate." Greek would only use "like"> "μου αρέσει η σοκολάτα/μ 'αρέσει σοκολατα".
I'll ask the team.


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

This may have already been asked and answered elsewhere, but what's the difference between κοπέλα and κορίτσι? Is κοπέλα more likely to be used for older girls and κορίτσι for younger?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 321

Yes, just as you say usually "κοπέλα" is for older girls. It's also for "girlfriend" as in a romantic way. "κορίτσι" is more general and even for "girlfriend". All depends on context.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DianaWard7

Young woman was taught as a possible translation for κοπέλα, but it doesn't seem to be accepted here (The young woman loves the eight children.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 321

Yes, I've added "young woman". The drop down hints are like a dictionary. Many synonyms may be given but not all work in each sentence. So, here's a tip: the one at the top is most often the preferred one in a sentence. In this case, all the words are suitable in other cases some are not. For example, "bank" could be the place where you keep your money or the side of a river. The hint will show both.
So, always take the first choice.


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

Αγαπά is the same as αγαπάει. Both should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 321

And we know that and BOTH ARE ACCEPTED. If your sentence was not accepted then you had another error. The sentence has more than one word. Showing us one word doesn't give us enough information to help you find out what you did wrong. Use the REPORT option on the bottom of the exercise page.

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