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"Αυτό χρησιμοποιείται για ζώνη."

Translation:This is used for a belt.

October 3, 2016

21 Comments


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

What would be "This is being used for a belt"? Something else, or what this another correct answer?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chuck502519

Is "This is being used for/as a belt" correct? Including the word "being" causes it to be marked wrong in a freeform text translation exercise.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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...is being used has been added. Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rob43066

It is still being marked wrong two years later :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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We have several sentences in the incubator using "....is being used" but without seeing exactly what you wrote wd can't say why yours wasn't accepted.

Have you reported it?


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

How is the "οιεί" part of "χρησιμοποιείται" pronounced?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995
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  • 127

It's ee,ee (like saying bee bee without the Bs)


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

I put ' this' but got marked wrong and told that it was IT. How do I know when αυτο is this or it?


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

Does this make sense? D:


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Without context, you can imagine various scenes. "What is this blue ribbon used for." "This is used for a belt." Hope that helps.


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

except that in English I would have said: "This is used as a belt"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeithAndre18

IMHO "for a belt" and "as a belt" have almost identical meanings and could be used interchangeably. However, there is a slight, nuanced difference between the two. To me, the way they are used here, "as" means in a similar way, and "for" implies in place of. "For" can also be used in a way that implies "with". Consider "this part is used for a car" as opposed to "this part is used as a car". So, "for a belt" could also mean with a belt or as part of a belt. ... All that said, "for a belt" and "as a belt" both make sense to me!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 229

for and as are both accepted as translations for this sentence. If one was not accepted there might be another error. Please send a screenshot.


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

"This (component) is used for a belt" would make sense IMHO. The phrase "used as" implies an improvised/makeshift use and not the intended/recommended use.


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

Hmm... I think the Greek sentence itself refers to "this (component)" as an improvised/makeshift item; otherwise it would have been "Αυτή είναι η ζώνη" (this is the belt)


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

I put 'this' but got marked wrong, should have been IT. How do I know when αυτο is this or it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Any one of these should have been accepted: "This is/That is/That's/It is/It's". If it wasn't it is a technical error and should be reported directly here:

https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thank you for your assistance.


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

Why it's not, "αυτη"? Is it not "αυτή ζώνη" ?


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

Καλημέρα, πολύ καλή ερώτηση. Η πλήρης φράση με το αντικείμενο που λείπει είναι:

Αυτό (το αντικείμενο) χρησιμοποιείται σαν ζώνη.

Good morning, that's a very good question. The complete phrase with the omitted subject is:

This (object) is used for a belt.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HastaLaVista83

Could it also be "ως ζώνη" meaning "as a belt". Is "ως" correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D_..
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  • 138

If you say ως, it means that it is actually a belt. If you say σαν it means that it is something else but you can also use it like you use a belt.

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