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Λεφτά and λεπτά.  Are these words the same?

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"λεπτά" and "λεφτά" are actually the same word. (φ has replaced  π in a later evolutionary phase of the word)

They come from the adjective "λεπτός, λεπτή, λεπτό" , which means "thin".

Nowadays, though, these two words are used in a different way (with different meanings).

"λεπτά" means "minutes", "cents" or "thin"


Θα έρθω σε τρία λεπτά. = I will come in three minutes.

Το εισιτήριο κάνει 50 λεπτά. = The ticket is 50 cents.

Αυτά τα αγόρια είναι πολύ λεπτά. = These boys are very thin.

"λεφτά" means only "money"and it is a more informal word than "χρήματα".


Δεν έχω λεφτά να αγοράσω αυτοκίνητο. = I don't have money to buy a car.



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vasiliki Baskou, Instructor/Director, https://learn-greek-online.com.

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