"Εσύ πίνεις πάρα πολύ κρασί."

Translation:You drink too much wine.

October 6, 2016

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

'too much' or 'very much'?


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

is "too much, a lot" is πάρα πολύ or just πάρα? Only πάρα is highlighted in the exercise when the word is introduced but it is translated as "too much, a lot". In this case why do we need πολύ if πάρα already conveys that expression. Maybe πάρα πολύ should be highlighted together?


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

Πάρα does not stand on its own; it needs to be followed by πολύ. It is the equivalent of 'too' here and expresses the 'excessive'.
That's why both words are highlighted in the hints for πάρα. When you check the hints for πολύ though, there are translations for either the combination or this word on its own.


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

thank you. I figured by now that some adverbs consist of two words, but this one was my first encounter.

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