In the UK we have university TERMS not semesters. Please accept the word 'term'.
Sorry madgie, you are not right here. Some universities in the UK run on terms (3 a year), and some on semesters (2 a year, 6 months each as the Greek word suggests). It depends which institution you are attending which words are used. For example, the University of York runs on terms and the University of York St John runs on semesters. However, I think it's true that American universities all run on semesters. Any Americans out there to confirm??
Check these out. As a native AE speaker, I know that we use semester for university terms. But I checked some other English language countries to see what was normal there.
These three all show "semester" as the word used for a portion of the academic year.
Also, turned to some dictionaries.
I would have thought by now everyone knew that Duo teaches American English...but we are happy to include other versions as well. We always include "shall" and "mum" and "mummy" are translations for μαμά/μήτερα etc.
I'll learn American next lol I AM JOKING! I like your system and it really helps me to write and spell in Greek - thanks!
I believe term and semester are not equivalents, especially for the word εξάμηνο.
Εξάμηνο (from έξι μήνες) is a period of six months.
There are only two semesters (εξάμηνα) in a school year. However, the duration of a term is not always six months and it varies from system to system. A term could be semester, or less than a semester (3 or 4 months). ^.^