"Μία πολιτιστική εφημερίδα"

Translation:A cultural newspaper

November 24, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kuzux
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πολιτιστική is a huge false friend with the word 'political'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Then let's turn it into a friend by seeing how many other words come from it. here :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacobPast177

It helps to keep in mind that "political" is "πολιτικός, -ή, -ό" in Greek, and that "πολιτιστικός, -ή, -ό" stems from "πολιτισμός" - "civlization, culture".
[The parts in bold do not necessarily indicate any grammatical parts of the words—i.e. stem, etc.—but are just meant to serve as a visual aid.]

By the way, have 7 lingots for your cheerful profile picture.


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    Does the word politistiki have anything to do with belonging to a city ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacobPast177

    A tentative answer: Yes, the root is πόλη(ς). But πολιτιστικός, - η, - ο is not a word that existed in Ancient Greek though. Rather it was created more recently (19th century?) as a translation of the English word "cultural".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanS76921

    I wonder if word can also be translated to "traditional". I translated this word as traditional in the example of "Show me your traditional (rather than cultural) dishes" but it was rejected. I know that there is a more specific word παραδοσιακός (and all its endings) used for traditional but there are often several words which can be translated for the same word. However here is how the Cambridge Dictionary provides one definition of "cultural". cultural adjective (WAY OF LIFE) relating to the habits, traditions, and beliefs of a society: cultural diversity/differences cultural heritage (= ways of living and thinking that have existed for a long time in a society)

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