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"Ο αρχιτέκτονας είναι ο θείος μου."

Translation:The architect is my uncle.

October 18, 2016

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

This seems like an odd way to order the sentence in English. Is this a normal for Greek? I would think someone would say, "My uncle is an architect." instead.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995
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Yes. Ο αρχιτέκτονας είναι ο θείος μου would be used in this situation "Do you see the workers over there? The architect is my uncle."=" Βλέπεις τους εργάτες εκεί πέρα; Ο αρχιτέκτονας είναι ο θείος μου". My uncle is an architect is "ο θείος μου είναι αρχιτέκτονας" normally.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BM7u

a better translation in greek is: "Ο αρχιτέκτονας είναι θείος μου"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D_..
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  • 65

It's not really a 'better' one, it's a different one. :) The presence of the definite article is important for what you want to convey.


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