"Πού είναι το ποτήρι του νερού;"

Translation:Where is the water glass?

2 years ago

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Howard
  • 25
  • 25
  • 19
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 1213

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).)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/troll1995
Mod
  • 25
  • 10
  • 6

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Howard
  • 25
  • 25
  • 19
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 1213

Ευχαριστώ πολύ.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Odontoceto
  • 20
  • 11
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4

How about "Where is the glass of THE water"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
Mod
  • 20
  • 17
  • 16
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2

That does not sound like a natural sentence in English to me; I can't think of a context in which I would say it.

A glass that belongs to a particular mass of water that you had mentioned earlier in your conversation?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/l_LOVE_CHlCKENS

Howabout you're in a lab testing a specific water sample for bacteria.

You've measured out a cup of water but it's across the room.

This water could contain the secret of eternal life.

Next to that glass of water is a normal glass of water. You don't want that one. It's contaminated with your saliva. You look at your researching assistant

"I need the glass of THE water (before I can continue)"

Or what if the water gave frogs an extra set of legs.

You've always wanted to have frog legs.

"give me the glass of the water (that is responsible for frog legs)"

Hey guys I'm gonna be honest here I'm just out of lingots big-time and thought I'd try busking here have a good night everyone

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/madogopa

why not " where is the glass of the water?". Wouldn't that be right too ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/D_..
Mod
  • 25
  • 17
  • 12
  • 11
  • 4
  • 229

There is an answer to your question in this very discussion! Check mizinamo's comment below(?) and don't forget to read through the comments before posting :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Moshe948928

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

4 months ago
Learn Greek in just 5 minutes a day. For free.