"Whenever Eleni eats, I drink."
Translation:Όποτε η Ελένη τρώει, εγώ πίνω.
Yes, absolutely. Articles before names are only ommited in imperative, or greets.
For example, you'd say "Eleni, clean your room." - "Ελένη, καθάρισε το δωμάτιό σου", not "Η Ελένη, καθάρισε το δωμάτιο σου."
Also, when you greet someone, you'll be like "Helen! How are you?" - "Ελένη! Πως είσαι;", not "Η Ελένη! Πώς είσαι;"
Hope this is clear enough ^.^
Pretty much, yes.
Not just before names of people but also e.g. names of days of the week, months of the year, or planets.
Many thanks Dimitra! If you'd be so kind as to add it, so that I don't get marked incorrectly next time, that'd be much appreciated! :-)
Six months later, it was still being marked wrong in the strengthening exercise I did today.....
Why isn't Όταν η Ελένη τρώει..." accepted? What's the difference between όταν and όποτε?
Duo says omitting εγώ is a typo: https://screenshots.firefox.com/pqX3VlTeeOX0K6fq/www.duolingo.com . It´s not ...
The underlining is unfortunately not very reliable on Duolingo corrections.
The real typo is that you wrote πινάω, which is not a word, instead of πίνω “drink”. (There is a word πεινάω which means “to be hungry”, but that has not only a different spelling but also the wrong meaning for this sentence.)
Also, you put the accent in the wrong place on όποτε — it is a different word from οπότε.
Have some lingots for providing a screenshot, though! Those are extremely helpful.
Aha twice - I confused πινώ and πεινάω, and I didn´t know about όποτε and οπότε. Ευχαριστω!
There is no πινώ, either; it’s πίνω.
(Πινώ would be understood as πεινώ, the alternative formof πεινάω.)
Thank you for remembering to take the screenshot. What troubles me, however, is that your answer wasn't marked wrong. Is "πινάω" only considered a typo? :/
Of course, we have the sentence: Όποτε η Ελένη τρώει, πίνω. so of course "εγώ" is not necessary.
You do have errors with "όποτε" and "πίνω" (οπότε/πινάω) . As Mizinamo explains the underlines are incorrect and why the other two errors were not indicated as errors points to a glitch which we will report to the technical staff and your screenshot will be invaluable. Thank you.