"Βρέχει!"

Translation:It's raining!

October 22, 2016

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/philipduerdoth

Βρέχει καρέκλο πόδαρα

It's raining stair rods (literally chair legs)

October 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/troll1995

Καρεκλοπόδαρα is one word ;)

October 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/philipduerdoth

Thank you

October 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

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

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

October 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

October 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

February 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/troll1995

No, it's just intonation, but it is clear if it is a question or not. The speaker above speaks like posing a question.

February 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SchighSchagh

Thanks for confirming it absolutely sounds like a question

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/troll1995

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.

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/philipduerdoth

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

May 30, 2017

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

The Spanish for quid is calamar.

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/philipduerdoth

The English for quid is pound.

June 28, 2017

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

    June 28, 2017

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

    Hahahaha

    June 30, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Radoslav123

    Does it rain often in Greece?

    July 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/philipduerdoth

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

    July 7, 2018
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