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"Ο φιλόσοφος χρησιμοποίησε τη διαλεκτική μέθοδο."

Translation:The philosopher used the dialectic method.

February 11, 2017



As a couple others have commented, my answer should be accepted- I wrote ο φιλόσοφος χρησιμοποίησει τη διαλεκτική μέθοδο and it was marked incorrect. (Yes- I realize I added one extra letter, but that is not really fair- χρησιμοποίησε is a very hard word to spell correctly, so some leniency should be shown- the word has 3 different ways of representing the /i/ sound!)


Surely the "Socratic method"?


I agree. Part of my formal studies was in philosophy and in English this "method" about which DL speaks is correctly referred to as the "Socratic method"...

DL, will someone update this?


That would obviously be "Η σωκρατική μέθοδος". Various sentences may convey the same meaning in one way or another, but that doesn't matter when translating.


but is the "dialectic method" the same thing as the socratic method or are they two different things? I've never heard of dialectic method before.

It is often the case that a language has two ways of saying something that another language only has one way of saying.


The "Socratic method" is rather one of its subcategories.


The "Correct solution" is the same as my solution, but my solution was marked wrong. I'm probably not the only one who has experienced this. How can I go on? It keeps repeating the same answer


    Any chances of using the wrong alphabet letter in the beginning? Please take a screen shot and file a bug report using the link here https://www.duolingo.com/help.


    The "Correct solution" is the same as my solution, but my solution was marked wrong. I assume I'm not the only one who has experienced this.


    I wrote "την" (instead of it "τη") and it was marked as a mistake... Is it?


    It's not, that's why you should report your answers so we can see the full sentence.

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