"Παίζω πιάνο καλά"

Translation:I play piano well

January 1, 2017

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SteliosFaz

Shouldn't it be "the piano"? Shouldn't we use"the" with musical instruments in English?

October 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

I don't think an English speaker would say this but they might say " I play the piano very well". For some reason, I don't know why, we always put a word before well, quite well, reasonably well, very well but not well on its own.

January 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

I found your observation really enticing since I hadn't observed the required use of a word before "very" but research shows that it is not strict nor common usage. In fact according to Ngram the frequency of "well" is higher than "very well". here

January 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanprendiville

That is fascinating. Since it runs from 1800, it does not seem to be Am. as against Br. Usage. "Nice" on its own sounds very strange to me but it must be a bee in my own bonnet. Thanks for checking it up. I must ask friends do they play the piano and listen to the answer! :-)

January 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Phil682961

The intonation of the Greek audio sounded like a question to me, so "Do I play piano well?" Or am I mishearing?

October 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

It does not sound like a question to me. However, as you know the audio is computer generated (TTS) and sometimes it's not perfect.

October 8, 2018
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