1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Greek
  4. >
  5. "Πού είναι το ποτήρι του νερο…

"Πού είναι το ποτήρι του νερού;"

Translation:Where is the water glass?

November 2, 2016

13 Comments


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

Is there a difference in Greek between "water glass" and "glass of water"? (In French, for example, it would be a "verre à eau" (glass for water) and a "verre d'eau" (glass of water).)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995
Mod
  • 165

Yes, water glass is νεροπότηρο or ποτήρι (του) νερού, whereas glass of water is ποτήρι (με) νερό.


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

Ευχαριστώ πολύ.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sandy869

If the Greek sentence is discussing a glass which is specifically designated to hold water then "water glass" is correct. If it is discussing a glass containing water, but which could be used for other things, the translation should be "glass of water", which corresponds more directly with the actual Greek used. Which is correct, please?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D_..
Mod

    Please read the previous comments, troll gave the answer 3 years ago! :)


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

    Should "Που είναι το ποτίρι του νερού;" be accepted as a typo? A lot of the answers aren't very strict about spelling but this one got rejected.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moshe948928

    I dont know one single person who use the term 'water glass' .


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

    Hmm ... surely "water glass" as opposed to, say, "wine glass" would be an acceptable thing to say? What if you're laying the dinner table with different glasses for water and wine?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
    Mod
    • 264

    @Moshe948928 Just googled water glass. This is the result

    "About 7,210,000,000 results (0.69 seconds"

    But "not one single person uses the term 'water glass". Seriously?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slava8

    it's very common in the restaurant industry

    Learn Greek in just 5 minutes a day. For free.