"το καλό ποπ κορν"

Translation:The nice popcorn

August 30, 2016

49 Comments
This discussion is locked.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B.Jamieson

Yes. Keep your "κακό" popcorn to yourself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OrangeFruit

But there's no such thing!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GarrettMcC11

Cept when it's all dry and stale. >_>


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EnacheAndrei

I don't like popcorn


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OrangeFruit

You must have some kind of disease!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SlovenianEmpire

Not popcorn with horrible seasoning


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatMcCat

I don't like it either. I hate the smell! and it's too hard to digest.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gracelet

Have you ever seen a cat eat popcorn before?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScottHutch

Gotta love loan-words!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenPL

why in greek is it written as two words? Any reason?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saturnaaaaaa

I imagine compound words just aren't as big of a deal in greek. Compound words are mostly a germanic thing, but can exist in other languages around the world. Not every language necessarily has them, or instinctively uses them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxon576719

Ποπκορν also works


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jasonalcant

They marked me incorrect for that. Only difference is that I had the accent mark (πόπκορν).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

No, Duo doesn't mark answers wrong for accents, capitals, punctuation. There must have been another problem. We can't see your answer. So you should have made a screenshot or sent a Report.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jasonalcant

Yeah. That's why I was surprised I was marked wrong. Maybe I should have reported it. But perhaps I had a typo on there somewhere. I recently started using Gboard, which I am finding more difficult to type with accurately. But it allows me to have more than 4 languages, so it's an acceptable trade-off.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/catrancher

my only question is why we learn this in the "ABC" section


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KierMcCa

All I can figure out is that, as a Hellenic transliteration of a fairly short English word which we probably all know, which repeats one consonant and one vowel, it will help in learning π, ο, κ, ρ, and ν and in recognizing them by sight in other words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxon576719

We're learning π


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jasonalcant

Yes. As an example of the use of π. Like in my English speaking elementary school, when we learned the alphabet, we had a picture if a cat with C, c, cat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaiirapetjan

I love the sound of this sentence!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sinjoreto

I love ποπ κορν


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amalopez1

the popcorn can be good or bad but not nice, therefore the translation seems incorrect.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeorgiosDC

What if it was anthropomorphized popcorn? :-p


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nivkotzer

anyone else see the crying emoticon? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Krypt1x

is this also "the popcorn is good"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HalieLOVESBatman

why is it "The nice popcorn" ??? please explain


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0-0___m._.m

I've seen too much kaomoji and now when I look at ποπ I just see an emoticon of a person crying


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gracelet

Did anyone else find this kinda cute?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/inkbringer

The audio effing sucks. In comparison to their other lessons which are more precise, like their spanish audio.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vetyr_Cylni

This is similar to Russian, which makes it easier.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RegularSlacker

lucky for you. I'm still stuck at not loving popcorn


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxon576719

"Thegoo dpop cor n" was surprisingly correct. Duo doesn't care if there's no or wrong spaces


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joselopez766214

The good popcorn not nice popcorn


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Y2Hq2

I really struggled to get this with the synthesised speech. The 'π's sound like 'κ's & it sounded like one word -> 'κοκόρν'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tricia956840

how can I type an answer in Greek??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KierMcCa

It depends on your internet device. If you are on an iPhone or iPad, under “Settings” go to general>Add new keyboard. You can select from there (also includes fun stuff like Russian, Chinese, as well as many European languages that have special accents, etc). Then, when you want to use a different keyboard, you click the globe key and gives you a list of the keyboards you have loaded, you select Greek. To go back to English, click the globe again (between the microphone and 123). I’m guessing android has some similar setup process, but I’m not sure what it is. If you are on a computer, I can’t help other than to tell you to google “alternate keyboards on a Windows PC (or Mac)”


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chrys866140

Nice is acceptable? Should be good


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iavrup

What a strange sentence


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hugopalmae

The audio of the man is horrible


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

This Forum is for language-related issues so you should have made a REPORT, that way Duolingo staff can see the problem and get the technical team to correct it. If you want you can then comment here.

This has already been reported properly by others and we are working on correcting it.

TIPS TO MAKE LEARNING EASIER + HOW TO REPORT A PROBLEM

Read this page carefully and bookmark it:

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/22424028

This is the Greek Forum with more information. https://forum.duolingo.com/topic/936

To access all Tips & notes even on mobile... https://duome.eu/tips/en/el


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chuck953362

Whoever they had narrate this sounds like he had one drink too many.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amanda369589

Not a helpful learning sentence. Lol. Nice popcorn. Who says that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

You should notice the title of this Skill..."ABC". It is intended to familiarize learners with the Greek letters. How many new words do you think we could use in this first Skill? Therefore, we chose some words that would sound familiar. No literary or informative goal was intended. There are another 90 Skills and I assure you you'll get much more informative and useful sentences.

Learn Greek in just 5 minutes a day. For free.