"Η Ελλάδα είναι ένα εθνικό κράτος."

Translation:Greece is a nation-state.

February 28, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Theofa

"Greece is a nation". ? IS it correct or not? Thank you!

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BillDe

Why not ethnic state?

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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EDIT My state was incorrect and the correct expression is ONLY nation-state as shown in the other comments on this page. ((Both are considered correct with "nation-state" being more British so as we are teaching AE we shall change the correct answer to "nation-state" with the other as an alternative. We accept all major variations of English.))

March 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slh123

I beg to differ. I have never seen "Nation country" used in either American or British English. A quick Google search cannot find or define the term. Nation-state is correct English on both sides of the pond. This came up in review with tiles and expected Nation country. If nation-state has been marked as preferable, should this have happened?

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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I owe you and anyone else who has read my comment above a huge apology. You are absolutely correct and I can't think where I got that idea. (As an English teacher I should have known better.) I've added an edit to my incorrect post but haven't removed it so future readers understand the more recent comments. I've also removed any references to the incorrect phrase and left only nation-state as the accepted answer.

Many thanks for your correction and notification.

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesL629559

The literal translation is nation state.

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielWats429297

"nation state" not accepted on mobile

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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It certainly should be. That is the name shown in the database. I doubt it but perhaps the "dash" might be an issue. I've included a translation with "nation state". Hope that solves the problem. Thanks for the input.

August 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Wowa269009

I have to search this term, because I didn't now that it existed such a concept. I let the link to the Merrian-Webster dictionary in case someone doesn't know that either: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nation-state

October 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MiltiadisA1

Duolingo question was wrong. The correct question would be " Η Ελλαδα ειναι Κρατος-Εθνος"

November 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826

"Η Ελλάδα είναι Έθνος-Κράτος" is included in the alternatived for the English sentence. I wouldn't say Εθνικό Κράτος is wrong as a term either. It's just a bit less common.

November 18, 2018
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