"Ένα γκρι σύννεφο υπάρχει στον ουρανό."

Translation:There is a gray cloud in the sky.

January 5, 2018

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/bajewy

There is one gray cloud in the sky. Should be an acceptable translation for "ενα γκρι σύννεφο υπάρχει στον ουρανό."

March 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tsaxpinia

Why is υπαρχει not at the start of the sentence here? Would it also be accurate to translate this as "A grey cloud is there in the sky'?

June 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Niko837328

It would be... except that word order doesn't work in English. Well, maybe it's technically allowed (I'm not a linguist) but it definitely sounds VERY wrong to my native English ear.

Greek is very flexible with its word order, so Υπάρχει could also go at the start of the sentence.

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

You're right and your native ear didn't let you down. The usage of "there is" maintains a certain word order in English so this sentence needs "There is a gray ...".

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sevvalserbes

Is "a gray cloud exists in the sky" unacceptable? Does that sound weird?

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16

Sorry to say but I agree with your idea. We just don't say "a cloud exists..." You'll see from the Drop down hints that we give the whole translation, and not just the word, right at the top. That is to assist you in learning the correct translation. The other words are there for reference for other contexts just as you might find several definitions in a dictionary.

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Frances900805

Thats what I said....doesn't seem weird to me!!!

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Meowe3

Is there any difference between ουρανός και ουρανό;

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/D_..
Mod

    Yes, they are different cases (declensions) of the same word, therefore each one is used in a different place in a sentence. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CE%BF%CF%85%CF%81%CE%B1%CE%BD%CF%8C%CF%82#Declension

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    February 4, 2018
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