"Τι ψάρι είναι;"

Translation:What fish is it?

12/17/2016, 4:39:19 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Iacopo832281

Can't it be "which fish is it?"

5/3/2018, 12:02:03 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/greekdude_

That would be 'Ποιο ψάρι είναι;'

7/31/2018, 10:13:06 AM

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OK, there may be some distinction in Greek I don't understand, but in the English I speak natively, "what fish is it" sounds very awkward. Whether I am asking to select a type of fish from a menu or to identify a fish scientifically, I would naturally say "which fish" not "what fish". I might say "what kind of fish..." in some circumstances, but "what fish" sounds very strange. So I think there is a problem with this card, though the problem may not be on the Greek side, but on the English side.

1/11/2019, 5:43:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/greekdude_

A better translation would be "what kind of fish is it?" which in Greek is 'τι είδους ψάρι είναι;' or simply 'τι ψάρι είναι;'

1/12/2019, 4:59:46 PM

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Thanks!

1/13/2019, 1:19:47 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Oq1zA0I6

In the notes it mentions that “τι” means “what kind “ or “what type” and I answered “what kind of fish is it?” This was marked incorrect. The answer is “what fish is it”. Why is my answer wrong?

6/12/2018, 1:10:38 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferMarot

Why is "what is the fish?" incorrect?

2/21/2017, 6:12:16 AM

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That would be Τι είναι το ψάρι;

Here, the τι stands in front of the ψάρι, similar to "what fish" in English.

2/21/2017, 7:27:25 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferMarot

Thanks! So i can assume that the word order in Greek will usually mirror the English and vice versa and that it will be the exception where this is not the case. This will make things simpler for me as a beginner.

2/21/2017, 12:12:48 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Emily.anne37

Can this be translated as, "What is a fish?"

7/30/2018, 7:59:08 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/greekdude_

That would be 'Τι είναι ψάρι;' different word order.

7/31/2018, 10:14:57 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/andy.pandy
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i did write the word ---ψἀρι--- but the system does not recognise it and gives me back a different pattern of ψάρι. Is it possible that I (my mac) used a wrong accent on the a? I use "griechisch polytonisch" and the accent is next to the l/lambda.

12/17/2016, 4:39:19 PM

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What I see above that α in your ψάρι is "smooth breathing", one of the ancient greek diacritics, and not the accent mark used in modern greek (the acute accent). Don't use the polytonic system, look for the monotonic one in your computer.

12/17/2016, 5:59:29 PM

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Thank you that is very helpful, I changed the keyboard to "Griechisch" = just Greek, all ok now :)

12/18/2016, 5:16:17 PM
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