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"Είναι η σύγχρονη περίοδος."

Translation:It is the modern period.

October 6, 2016

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

So this might be where "synchronous" comes from :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 297

Yes, that is where it comes from and you might find this post I just wrote to someone else interesting. "The Greek συ,συμ,συν are often equivalent to the English co,com,con and there are many examples: concert->συναυλία, connected-> συνδεδεμένος, companion->σύντροφος, etc. " And thus "contemporary" ->"σύγχρονος". "Συ" meaning "together" and "χρονος" meaning "time".


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

it is the modern era. isn't that also correct? I know εποχή is probably closer to era but it is the modern period is not something one hears too often I don't believe........but I could be wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 297

Well done. We like to have a choice and "era" fits the bill thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-HystErica-

"It is the modern age"? Age is a synonym for period/era in this context...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 297

"Age" has been added. Thank you.


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

You use the translation "contemporary" which in English means the time being discussed not necessarily now. For example "contemporary with Plato". Does this meaning also exist in Greek?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 297

Yes, as with English it means "occurring at the same time". And again as with English, it is often used as "modern" but it could be any time period. In English, we have "con" (with, together) + 'temporary' (time). A corresponding configuration exists in Greek. The prefix "συ/συν/συμ" the same as the Eng. "con" + "χρόνος" meaning "time".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jon345104

It is a modern time was marked wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 297

This was explained 4 months ago. Just check the comments above.


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

It doesn't accept 'It is the modern day', should mean roughly the same as period or age?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 297

I'm usually ready to add suggestions from the community but I'm afraid I'll have to deny this request. It doesn't say "day" but "period" which means more than a day. We do accept "period/era/time/age". Thank you for your input.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bohuslav1

Just to comment that "modern day" does mean modern age in the right context. However I think it would only be used adjectively (so would not be correct here), and refers to something associated with the past being recreated in some sense now, eg "Burgundy is in modern day France", "he's a modern day Beethoven", "modern-day slavery" etc ...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TjDT5

"Modern times" was rejected


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jon345104

It is a modern period was rejected


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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  • 297

I'm afraid you cannot use "...a modern period" since the Greek says "...η σύγχρονη περίοδος" which means "the" modern period..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vemund75118

Συγχρονη περιοδος. Could that be a translated songtitle from Robert Zimmerman? "Modern times".

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