Promises until they fall out of love :-)
When is it appropriate to use μέχρί versus στην? I would have translated this as Θα ακολουθήσω στην Κίνα but does that have the same meaning?
Θα σε ακολουθήσω στην Κίνα means "I will follow you to China" (ie you will go and I will come). Θα σε ακολουθήσω μέχρι την Κίνα is more emphatic (I will even follow you to China).
How would you imply I'm getting off at China (You are continuing on)?
Then I think you'd need to say more.
"I will follow you until China", no?
No, that's not correct in English. Until can only be used to refer to a time point, nothing else. For example, 'I will follow you until we reach China' points to the time when the action is completed.
Yes, it is correct English. "I will follow you until China" means I will follow you until we get to China and then we will go our separate ways.
I suppose it's used colloquially but my teacher would deduct a point! :D And, for the record, I have nothing against colloquial expressions.
Can this also be translated as "I would follow you to China?" How hypothetical does this sound in Greek?
I would follow you to China=Θα σε ακολουθούσα μέχρι την Κίνα. The above sentence (the one of the excercise) does not sound hypothetical at all. It sounds as a statement.
Is μέχρι required in this sentence? Does it just emphasize the point, maybe like saying "I will follow you all the way to China"? It seems like Θα σε ακολουθήσω την Κινα means exactly the same thing.
I think you'd at least need another preposition in there
In English we use 'until' only when a reversal is implied. Is it understood in Greek that once we get to China, we are separating??
No, that's why it is not accepted. :)
If there is μέχρι, shouldn't the english translation be: "up to" instead of "to"?;? Like "I follow you until the end of the world"
"Up to" means to a place but not beyond as: "I'll follow you to China then I'll leave you." At the border?
I hear "ti gina" instead of "tin Kina" (sorry I cannot write in Greek). Is this correct or is it a problem with the bot??
It's correct. Natives tend to combine the ν and κ sounds and make a g or ng. That's also correct for ν+π=μπ (b or mb) ν+τσ=(ν)τζ (tz), ν+ψ=μπζ (bz), ν+ξ=γκζ (gz). Of course that's pronunciation and it's not written this way.
Exactly, I've noticed this many times, for example, in my city "στην πόλη μου" the pi becomes a "b" sound