"The child has hope."

Translation:Το παιδί έχει ελπίδα.

November 10, 2016

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Is "το παιδί έχει την ελπίδα" actually incorrect?


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Um, yes. Adding the definite article in this case does not work unfortunately.

Only if you define within the same sentence what that hope is can you add it: The child has the hope to become a scientist - Το παιδί έχει την ελπίδα να γίνει επιστήμονας.

Saying the same thing and dropping the whole context after "ελπίδα" does not work.


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Thanks for the reply D! I don't mind being wrong at all - I just need to know why, and you explained it! Thank you.

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