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"Βρέχει!"

Translation:It's raining!

October 22, 2016

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

In the audio it sounds like a question. Is it raining? Is there another way of distinguishing questions other than context and inflection or Intonation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995
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No, it's just intonation, but it is clear if it is a question or not. The speaker above speaks like posing a question.


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

Thanks for confirming it absolutely sounds like a question


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

Βρέχει καρέκλο πόδαρα

It's raining stair rods (literally chair legs)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995
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Καρεκλοπόδαρα is one word ;)


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

"stair rods"? I've never heard that :)

"It's raining cats and dogs." would be an expression I've heard in English.


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

Stair rods is probably especially London slang. Straight rods to hold the stair carpet in place, but vertical of course. Welcome to cockney humour.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Radoslav123

Does it rain often in Greece?


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

Not so often but when it rains it can bucket down. Free car wash but it can leave your wheels muddy.


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

And my most recent discovery is the word for people from mainland Greece - καλαμαράς, which my dictionary tells me is the word for a scribe, or pen pusher perhaps. The squid bit comes in in the use of squid ink used by these writers, squid supposedly being easily available to Greeks.
I am assured by my Greek Cypriot friend that a Greek will not be offended at being called καλαμαράς. Is she correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995
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Yes we won't be offended if a Cypriot Greek friend calls us καλαμαράδες, but I don't know how I would take it from someone I don't know. The way of expressing it is the most important thing, someone can say it and laugh and someone can say it while yelling. That's a bit different.


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

Thank you for that, kirie Troll - it's important to know. :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jss.___

The Spanish for quid is calamar.


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

The English for quid is pound.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D_..
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Excellent! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sophia783339

How do you say "rain" then in Greek?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995
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It's η βροχή

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