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"Θέλω μία μοτοσικλέτα."

Translation:I want a motorbike.

December 14, 2016



Μy dictionary shows that μοτοσυκλέτα is the correct spelling


Greek often has instances where multiple spellings are used (e.g. αυγό/αβγό, τραίνο/τρένο, μοτοσυκλέτα/μοτοσικλέτα) -- perhaps a little like "colour/color" or "realise/realize" in English.

I had a look in the incubator and your spelling should be accepted in English-to-Greek translation exercises.


I was just marked wrong for using μοτοσυκλέτα in a listening exercise (and I double-checked, everything else is correct). Unfortunately, "new Duolingo" doesn't seem to allow me to report my answer as correct, so I'm letting you know here.


Earlier, when a foreign word was adopted in greek, it was written in a way similar as possible to its initial spelling ex: Shakespeare to Σαίξπηαρ or Σαίξπηρ. Now they write it the simplest way, that is Σέξπιρ. Apparently the «y» of «cycle» of «motorcycle» («ειρήσθω εν παρόδω», which means by the way or «μιά που το΄φερε η κουβέντα», «cycle» derives from «κύκλος» and from here comes this annoying «υ» again) was rendered to «υ» but not anymore, now all the foreign languages /i/sounds, either we like it or not, are written with «ι».


"Θέλω μία μοτοσυκλέτα" γιατί είναι λάθος;

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That is also correct and accepted. If it wasn't accepted you should first make a Report then comment here.

Here's how to report. Go to the bottom of the exercise page where you'll see REPORT Click on that:

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