"Το φόρεμα των κοριτσιών"

Translation:The girls' dress

October 28, 2016

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/I.Schmidt1
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 6
  • 2
  • 264

the dress of the girls was given wrong

June 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lcates55
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 22
  • 15
  • 8
  • 1022

Oddly, this construction had been accepted all along.

June 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aurel313251

It is still marked wrong...

January 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826
Mod
  • 25
  • 24
  • 14
  • 7

It seems like there was a small typo in the incubator. It's been fixed, thank you for the comment!

January 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Roger628452
Plus
  • 14
  • 12
  • 11
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 24

The English answer needs an apostrophe, as in the way it is written here, otherwise it is incorrect

February 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Oq1zA0I6

I noticed that the apostrophe was missing, so I went to keyboard mode and answered . It was marked as incorrect.

June 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marva441926

I, too, have had trouble with some of the tile-choice questions. When the possessor is plural, there are no tiles with apostrophes, and we aren't given the correct tiles for the "the x of the y" construction.

June 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Clem.Fandango
  • 25
  • 20
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 5
  • 2
  • 187

I too had "the dress of the girls" marked as incorrect, even though this is a grammatically correct translation.

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Glossmad

I wrote 'the girls' dress' for which I was marked 'almost correct', but then this was given as an alternative correct answer. Incidentally, I have never in other contexts come across a plural possessive for this sort of word without an inverted comma. I don't think this is British usage at least.

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Marva441926

The inverted comma is properly called an apostrophe, but otherwise you are perfectly right, and it isn't a British or otherwise regional usage. I went to school in the US, and as I learned grammar, the apostrophe is mandatory for any possessive noun.

June 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Richard996961
  • 18
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 9
  • 7
  • 5
  • 10

There is an apostrophe missing on the multiple-choice answer on Android. "Girls' " is the correct English translation of κοριτσιών - without the apostrophe it is just κορίτσια.

March 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Agoogleuse9

I wrote "The girls' dress" and received the answer that I have a typo and the correct answer is "The girls dress" which is incorrect using android.

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/yuriSVB
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6

Why not 'The dress of the girl?'

October 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Theo_Matrakas
  • 14
  • 12
  • 10
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3

των κοριτσιών is genitive plural. The correct translation is The dress of the girls, which is added in the Incubator :)

The dress of the girl = το φόρεμα [του κοριτσιού/της κοπέλας]

October 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/a_morath
  • 20
  • 9
  • 7
  • 5
  • 2

The author assumes common appreciation for his engaged, indeed occasionally very personal logics. One must live with that.

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Suzanne1234567

There is no apostrophe in the given word in the system ("girls").

September 12, 2018
Learn Greek in just 5 minutes a day. For free.