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Famous, άδυνατος, αδύνατος

 

άδυνατος means weak, thin and αδύνατος means impossible. Can someone leave me a voice response that shows the pronunciation of these words?

γνωστός και διάσημος both mean famous? Is one use mostly for people and the other one for places and things or are they interchangeable?

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Base language: English
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    (1) αδύνατος
    there's no άδυνατος in Greek.
    The correct spelling (stress position) is 'αδύνατος'. It both means 'impossible' and 'thin' for a person. It can also mean 'weak' but for skill or knowledge of sth, not in strength.
    Examples:
    Αυτό είναι αδύνατο (=this is impossible)
    Αυτός είναι πολύ αδύνατος (=he is very thin/he's skinny)
    Είμαι αδύνατος στα μαθηματικά (= I'm not good at maths / I'm weak at maths)

    I don't know how to leave you a voice response!! :P check out this TTS software though:
    http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal

    select Greek and type αδύνατος. The pronunciation you'll hear is correct and natural.

    (2) γνωστός-διάσημος
    They both mean 'famous' and they can both be used for people or places, although maybe διάσημος is used for people more often.
    Actually διάσημος means 'famous', whereas γνωστός means 'known' or 'well-known'
    Ένας διάσημος / γνωστός ηθοποιός ==> a famous actor
    Η Σάμος είναι γνωστή για τα κρασιά της ==> Samos is known for its wine

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