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"There are one hundred people on the airplane."

Translation:Υπάρχουν εκατό άνθρωποι στο αεροπλάνο.

November 30, 2016



why is υπάρχουν εκατό άτομα στο αεροπλάνο marked as erroneous?


why is "στον" wrong? I thought the "ν" was added before a verb starting with a vowel?


I thought the "ν" was added before a verb starting with a vowel?

For masculine and feminine accusative, yes.

But αεροπλάνο is neuter -- and neuter words always look the same in the accusative as in the nominative. In all Indo-European languages that I know of. (Even in English -- we have he/him and she/her but it=it.)

Thus (σ)το αεροπλάνο.


Why isn't άνθροποι written in the accusative here?


Because it's the subject of the sentence and therefore is in the nominative.

The άνθρωποι are the ones doing the υπάρχουν.

Who is on the plane?

One hundred people are.


Can you not write ενα εκατο here?


Can you not write ενα εκατο here?

You cannot.

εκατό in Greek is a number word like δέκα, not a noun like εκατομμύριο or English "hundred".

So ένα εκατό would be like saying "one ten" or "a ten" in English.

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