Translate this phrase from English to Greek

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Translate this phrase from English to Greek

Postby redon » 2016-02-04, 12:19

Hello Everybody

I want to translete this beautiful sentence in Greek:

happiness starts with you

I already used Google translate, but is this correct:

ευτυχία ξεκινά με εσάς ?

Thank you very much for your help

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Re: Translate this phrase from English to Greek

Postby Multiturquoise » 2016-02-04, 12:36

I'm not a native speaker, but I'll try:
Η ευτυχία αρχίζει με σένα.

And the one you posted ("ευτυχία ξεκινά με εσάς") is erroneous, because:
1. Nouns can't be used alone without an article in the beginning of the sentence. So, you should add the article of the noun "ευτυχία" in front of it. (The word "ευτυχία" is feminine, so its article is certainly "η")
2. The verb "ξεκινάω/ξεκινώ" means that one starts something [ξεκινά(ει) is the third person singular form of this verb]. If you wanted to mean "to begin", "αρχίζω" (αρχίζει is the third person singular form of this verb) would be the correct verb for you to use in this sentence.
3. "με (ε)σάς" is very formal in this sentence. Since your sentence seems like an informal sentence, "με (ε)σένα" fits better to this sentence.
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Re: Translate this phrase from English to Greek

Postby dimos » 2016-02-04, 23:22

Elaine wrote:There is nothing wrong with "ξεκινά(ει)" (3rd person singular conjugation of "ξεκινάω") in this sentence, but I used "αρχίζει" (3rd person singular conjugation of "αρχίζω") instead.

To me "αρχίζει" seems more appropriate.
"ξεκινάει" is more about movement or some process.

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Re: Translate this phrase from English to Greek

Postby Multiturquoise » 2016-08-19, 1:00

dimos wrote:
Elaine wrote:There is nothing wrong with "ξεκινά(ει)" (3rd person singular conjugation of "ξεκινάω") in this sentence, but I used "αρχίζει" (3rd person singular conjugation of "αρχίζω") instead.

To me "αρχίζει" seems more appropriate.
"ξεκινάει" is more about movement or some process.


My bad then. The difference between "αρχίζω" and "ξεκινάω" is like this afaik.
αρχίζω = başlamak (to begin)
ξεκινώ/ξεκινάω = başlatmak (to start sth)
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