Sorry. I'm German native speaker. What does this sentence mean? It sounds so awfully wrong in my ears.
Well, it just means that the mean has one less member, or that is one member short. ^.^
Λιγότερο is "less" in English. The sentence above means "the team has one less member". There is also this way to say that it english "The team is short one member". Short in the meaning of not tall is κοντός in Greek. The team has one short member would be Η ομάδα έχει ένα κοντό μέλος, which has a really different member.
Minor note on the English: "The team is short one member" is very American. In British English that wouldn't make sense - we would say "The team is one member short" or "The team has one member less".
"The team is short one player" was just corrected to "the team is one player short" in the app with the word tiles.
μέλος=member, παίκτης=player ;) They are just different words... In that case, the meaning is the same but a member and a player is not the same thing. Maybe the team is not even a playing team. It might be a choir.
I understand what you mean however the question came up in the Sport lesson, so in this context it should either be acceptable or not included in this lesson in my opinion.
I think that when the number needs to be specified, one is preferred over the indefinite article a in English, no?
I'm asking out of pure curiosity. It doesn't seem incorrect, it just seems.. I don't know, strange. :P
Yes, I think "a member less" sounds a little odd - altho technically correct, I think in practice you would always specify one as the number, but a bit of a grey area.
I'm seeing so many posts here talk about the team having "one member less". Wouldn't the correct, non-colloquial answer be "one member fewer" ?