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"Πληρώνω με πιστωτική κάρτα."

Translation:I pay by credit card.

January 1, 2017

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BalloonMonster

"I pay with credit card" is rejected as an answer in English, but I think it should be accepted. As far as I know "pay with" and "pay by" are interchangeable and mean the same thing. (A very unscientific test of Google searching "pay by" and "pay with" returns more results for the latter, in fact).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

In that case, we would use: "I pay with a credit card." This has been added to the incubator as an accepted translation. Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Plakakaneis

I pay with credit card does not need a


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

"I pay by credit card." or "I pay with a credit card"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sninguistics

'I pay with credit card' is a common colloquialism, much the same as 'by credit card'. Neither are grammatical in formal language, but both are acceptable in informal language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dimitra956826

However, our purpose here is to teach proper Greek, not common colloquialisms. Emphasis on Greek, as this should be everyone's goal when taking this course. To learn or practice Greek, not search for common colloquialisms in English :P

Sure, there are lots of colloquiallisms commonly used in English and Greek. If we included every single one of them, the hints and alternatives would be so full that learning would be very close to impossible. Sometimes, it's better to stick with the basic translations, not their alternatives.

(After discussion with a couple of native English speakers, there is no need for with credit card be included in the alternatives.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonnyb12345

That's totally ridiculous. I am a native English speaker and this is a completely valid translation. There is no need to be so stubborn - just add the translation and take our word for it; it's completely correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Dear jonny12345, let me explain something to you. We are a team of Greek English speakers all of whom have a good deal of knowledge and experience to have been chosen by the Duolingo staff to create and maintain this course.

We all work on the set of guidelines given us by Duolingo. As you will see from reading some of the comments we're more than willing to add, edit and remove translations when we consider them necessary. Stubbornness is not one of the principles of a serious educational course.

We do however expect to be treated with the respect that our efforts deserve. Please read the Duo guidelines found at the bottom of the pages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wowa269009

Can you say in Greek: Πληρώνω με κάρτα as you say in English: I pay by card / with a card?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Yes, that would be a very common way to say it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MiniKalivi

I am raising the topic again that "I pay with credit card" should be accepted as a correct translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

You can say: "l pay by credit card." or " l pay with a credit card."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonnyb12345

As mentioned previously, we are learning Greek in this course; why not accept this widely-used English answer if there is no better Greek translation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Both the Greek and the English translations are correct.

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