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"Πριν ένα λεπτό."

Translation:A minute ago.

October 4, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DemetriosM2

I really appreciate this example being included.

I am wondering if "One minute ago" should be accepted as correct as well.

I have met several Greeks (in Greece) for whom English is a second Language, and they simply do not use the word "Ago", but are always using the word "Before". e.g. "Before one minute,..."


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

It's a common error and I can imagine you heard it often. Yes, "one" can be substituted for "a/an" most of the time. Thanks for the input.


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

That's fine and is accept.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jagoda312594

What about "πριν απο"? Is this just another way of saying "ago"? In one of the previous exercises I checked the drop down hints and that option was at the top. Is it considered more correct?


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

""Πριν ένα λεπτό." and "Πριν από ένα λεπτό." are equally correct and accepte.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grzegorz485486

And why "before a minute" is wrong?


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

That is word for word translation but not correct English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hedwig-Maria

The voice is catastrophic!


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

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rodmtz23

If you wanted to say "in a minute" would Μετά ένα λεπτό work?

I usually see πριν and μετά as antonyms.


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

"μετά ένα λεπτό"...is literally "after a minute" indicating the time it took to happen and it could also infer the speed at which it happened.*

But if you want the most usual way of saying "something happened really fast" then you'd use...."σε ένα λεπτό" -- "σ'ένα λεπτό".

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