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August 30, 2016



So THAT'S why xylophone is spelled so funny ;)


Wow. Great job, Greek team! Brilliant, starting with this word.


Hi. I have a question. In the spelling of words, is there a way to know when to use "ο" vs. "ω" and "η" vs. "ι" vs. "υ" since they are pronounced the same way? Or do we just have to memorise cases like this one?


Basically, yes you need to learn the spelling of each word. Of course Greek is much easier than English in that each word is spelled just as it sounds.

One helpful hint is the use of omega "ω" which is always used for the first person singular in the simple present, for example "I play" παίζω, or "I see" βλέπω", "I write". γράφω" etc.


what's the gender of this word? to?


That's right, it's neuter.


I tried all the keys but could not find the first letter for this work in Greek

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QWERTY Greek keyboards have ξ where j is in standard QWERTY English keyboards.


HOW TO GET THE GREEK KEYBOARD These links will not only show you how to get the Greek keyboard but also how to find the Greek letters on it, how to add accents etc.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22040507 It will also help you learn the alphabet and where to find other

THE GREEK ALPHABET https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22424028

And here is another to help you navigate Duolingo

FAQ - General Questions, Bugs & Reports https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23799672

Some simple hints to get you started:

1.Always read the comments before posting.

  1. Read the Tips & notes right below the list of lessons on your Homepage

  2. Read the drop down hints. Pass your cursor over a word and a list of words will appear.

These are the official Duolingo guidelines which you should read. https://www.duolingo.com/guidelines And these will answer lots of questions about how Duo works. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8000024

If you have questions just ask.


its kinda a literal pronunciation for english speakers lol

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