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Adjectives order [help]

Posted: 2017-05-14, 18:27
by ahmed_crow
What's the correct, to put adjective before the noun or after it, for example:

Ένα καλό βιβλίο
Ένα βιβλίο καλό

Re: Adjectives order [help]

Posted: 2017-05-14, 18:59
by Multiturquoise
ahmed_crow wrote:What's the correct, to put adjective before the noun or after it, for example:

Ένα καλό βιβλίο
Ένα βιβλίο καλό


The first option (Ένα καλό βιβλίο) would be the correct option. The other is false.

Edit: Dark_Horse is right.

Re: Adjectives order [help]

Posted: 2017-05-15, 17:30
by ahmed_crow
Thanks

Re: Adjectives order [help]

Posted: 2017-05-16, 20:21
by Dark_Horse
I wouldn't say that "Ένα βιβλίο καλό" is false. We sometimes do place the adjective after the noun; it's just less common.

Quoting from this webpage:
Η θέση του επιθέτου ποικίλλει. Συνήθως τοποθετείται πριν από το ουσιαστικό, αλλά μπορεί να τοποθετείται και μετά από αυτό.
(= The position of the adjective varies. It is usually placed before the noun, but it can also be placed after it.)

Re: Adjectives order [help]

Posted: 2017-05-23, 19:57
by ahmed_crow
Thank you Dark Horse.

Re: Adjectives order [help]

Posted: 2017-05-25, 19:38
by md0
I also wanted to say that adjectives following the noun are definitely acceptable, but they have different connotations.
At a first level, saying "ένα βιβλίο καλό" emphasizes "καλό", either as new information, or as the important part of the sentence. And at a second level, it creates the expectation that more descriptions will follow, eg "ένα βιβλίο καλό και φτηνό" is what my brain auto-completes. "ένα Χ καλό και φτηνό" is a common co-location of adjectives.

Re: Adjectives order [help]

Posted: 2017-05-25, 19:58
by ahmed_crow
Thank you md0