"The performance yesterday was perfect."

Translation:Η παράσταση ήταν τέλεια χθες.

September 1, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Yanna366264

The sentence asked to translate 'perfect' not 'yesterday' (χθές )

September 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

Sorry, I don't understand the problem. The whole sentence needed to be translated. Was this an exercise that I'm not familiar with?

September 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Yiannis49

"εχθές" is given as a translation of "yesterday" on hovering but marked as wrong.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

Yes, it has been added. Just a bit of advice. The hover hints are usually presented in the order of preference, in this case, there were three other versions before "εχθές" so it's usually best to choose the first word shown. Just as in a dictionary some alternative translations might not be suitable in all cases.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Yiannis49

Thank you.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GianPaolo382731

It seems that εχτές has not been added though.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimitra956826

Εχτές and εχθές don't sound the same. Even if there is only one consonant that's different, εχτές sounds much more colloquial, while εχθές sounds much more formal. Even in wiktionary, εχτές doesn't have a translation to it, redirecting you to χθες. I would not suggest using it over three other perfectly fine translations, if not at all. :P

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/GianPaolo382731

I wrote Η παράσταση εχτές ήταν τέλεια but it was refused.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

I've added "εχτές". We now "χθες", "χτες" "εχθές", "εχτές". Thanks for the reminder.

January 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Apriltulip

Can I write χθες παράσταση? Using yesterday as an adjective?

May 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
  1. That would have to be τη χθεσινή παράσταση.

  2. However, that's not a good enough translation. You should stick as close to the original as possible. One reason is to show that you understand the language and also that we can't possibly add enough variations of each sentence to include everyone's interpretation.

May 26, 2019
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