"Οι κάλτσες και τα παπούτσια."

Translation:The socks and the shoes.

November 27, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/TriggerSmooth

κάλτσες: from Italian calza, παπούτσια: from Persian pā-puš....

November 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Stergi3

Most Persian and Arabic words in Greek came from Turkish

February 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BelleAdler0

Very interesting. κάλτσες sounds very similar to the Spanish word for socks, 'calcetines'. Easy to remember that way. Greek is so fascinating.

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AttilaMoln1

In Hungarian, papucs(pronounced like papootsh)=slippers :)

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ALHarake

In arabic: Κάλτσες = kal-sat /كلسات (socks) (colloquial) Παπούτσια =ba-bouj - بابوج (slippers - sometimes heavy kind of slippers) not sure but it might be of Persian origin

April 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TacitusAletheus

Damn. Κάλτσες sounds just like the word for pants in portuguese (calças).

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AJ72T

I believe that socks (κάλτσες) is linked to 'chaussettes' in French and have an ancient root in 'chalk' and χάλιξ ... Also connected is 'rez-de-chaussée' - the level of the chalked/pebbled earth, ie ground floor.. An English connection would be 'causeway', or a pebble/limestone path built over wetland.

June 19, 2018
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