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"Έχω ένα μήνυμα στο κινητό μου."

Translation:I have a message in my cell phone.

October 18, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim368909

For what it's worth, in American English one would never say "in my (cell) phone". The common usage is "on my (cell) phone." I use parenthesis on cell because even that is not common. The most common way to say this is "I have a voicemail" and cell phone is just implied. Again, American English and perhaps not the same elsewhere.


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

Reported as incorrect. As other comments also note, it's not "in my cell phone/mobile" in Britain or Australia, either.


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

Ένα μήνυμα can also be a text message or "text"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joe_t4

Just for information for non native English speakers; in the UK one would say "on my mobile" or "on my (mobile) phone". "Cellphone" would be understood but not commonly used. "Cell" would just sound strange. "In my cell" sounds like you are in prison.


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

In everyday usage, people say just "phone"referring to a cell phone. Why then 'το κινητό' cannot be translated here as just "phone"?


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

Seconded. I think we are at the day and age where cell phones are the standard phones, and thus do not need to be categorized separately. Certainly this is the case in English at least.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spdl79
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Agreed; reported.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doconnor80

I think phone should be accepted as a translation of κινητό


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dianna1808

I'm with Jim. 'In' my phone is unheard of. 'On' my phone is real English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crassus123

I haven't met a single Australian who says "cell phone". It's "mobile" or just "phone" here. And messages are ON the phone.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lng52-._

I believe one can use either "cell phone" or "cellphone".

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