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"You eat an apple and a sandwich."

Translation:Εσύ τρως ένα μήλο και ένα σάντουιτς.

October 31, 2016



What is the difference between αμφίψωμο and σάντουιτς?


Αμφίψωμο is the Greek word for σάντουιτς. Σάντουιτς is the borrowed word. Αμφίψωμο is not really used, but we added it for completnesse's sake.


Thanks a lot for the explanation.


The word αμφίψωμο is a non-existent neologism. Use it at your own risk.


what is the difference between μια and ενα tho?


You use μια for nouns with feminine gender and ένα for nouns of neuter gender (as well as, in the accusative, masculine-gender nouns that begin with certain letters).

It's like the difference between German ein, eine or Swedish en, ett.


I wrote τρώεις is that wrong

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It is not said in Greece - at all. According to the school grammar book taught all over the country, the vowel contractions in such verbs are compulsory.

You will hear it in Cyprus though. Very frequently. Standard Modern Greek is taught in Cyprus but there is great difference between the spoken dialect there and the 'official', taught Greek that is mostly found in written format, if I am not mistaken.

So it is part of the vernacular for a number of native speakers, but, if we go by the books, it is not really a proper term.
Edit: To clarify, you would be understood in Greece just fine, but it would sound like you have not mastered conjugations.


What is wrong with the translation.


What was the entire sentence that you wrote?


Why is τρώεις wrong?


This is the conjugation that I learned in greek school. Τρώγιες.

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In some ways that's useful to know as it helps to shed a bit of light on how you get the past tenses έτρωγα/έφαγα from τρώω. Having said that, τρώω and its conjugations - without the gamma - are the only variants that I've come across now being used by native speakers.


Is the only reason why i got this wrong because i didn't put an accent marker on ε?


NOPE, NEVER. Duo doesn't reject sentences for lack of accents, punctuation etc. You had another error.

You should have made a Report.

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You had another error.

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