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    How long will it last?

    Good morning friends,

    Wondering what is a good colloquial phrase for "how long will it last" as in when you're talking about an electrical device or an appliance, a refrigerator, etc.? If you want to ask the person installing it when something should be replaced.

    The only thing I can think of is «Μέχρι πότε θα αντέξει» but that doesn't seem right.
    Thank you.

    Cosmas

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    "Μέχρι πότε θα αντέξει" seems to put too much of a burden on the technician's predictive powers. It'd be much gentler to ask him or her: "Πόσο θα αντέξει;"

    I think it'd more common to ask "Πόσο θα κρατήσει;" and perhaps a little more selfish, therefore more human and natural, to make that "Πόσο θα μου κρατήσει;".

    But there are also other candidates for this, I think.
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    And in a less personal manner, "Ποιος είναι ο χρόνος ζωής του;" ή "Ποιος είναι ο χρόνος αντοχής του;".
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    And "Τι διάρκεια ζωής έχει;", "Τι διάρκεια αντοχής έχει;".
    Αν άνευ του πνεύματος το γράμμα είναι νεκρόν, το πνεύμα χωρίς του γράμματος εξανεμούται εις ξυλόπνευμα - Ιω. Συκουτρής
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    Thank you, all. This is perfect

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