"Τα ηφαίστεια είναι πέντε."

Translation:There are five volcanoes.

October 30, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/DaithiWalsh
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Although - perhaps this is the point of James' question - in English you'd rarely say 'The volcanoes are five'. In English, you'd say 'There are five volcanoes,' but that option is marked as wrong.

December 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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No, it is not wrong it is now in the incubator. Sorry, it was a slip up.

December 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils
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That should definitely be an accepted answer, probably the only accepted answer, but my original question was the one answered by Jaye above, whether this is the way one should usually form this sentence in Greek.

December 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils
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Is this the typical way to say there are a certain number of something?

October 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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This would sound more usual: "Υπάρχουν πέντε ηφαίστεια." but both are correct.

October 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Plakakaneis

The volcanoes are five doesn't make any sense in English

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KatAndLanguages

The sentence literally means: "the volcanoes are five".

December 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/adohall
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You still display "The volcanos are five" in the tooltip. Please replace it.

December 26, 2018

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Done and thanks for the reminder. You should be receiving a thank you email for your contribution. We look forward to others. Happy New Year.

December 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Taniathasta
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Υπάρχουν πέντε ηφαίστεια

January 31, 2019
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