Τρώω sounds like the sound your throat makes when you swallow. That's how i remember the word.
Do double vowels(may be incorrect term for them) like in 'τρώω' get elongated like in Japanese or are they independent sounds because of the accent?
I can't comment on the Japanese which I am not familiar with. I'd say your conjecture that "they are independent sounds because of the accent" is accurate.
Here are two sites with pronunciation.
https://forvo.com/search/%CF%84%CF%81%CF%8E%CF%89/ This has native speakers. (Careful there is also Ancient Greek which you don't want here.)
http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php This is a TTS rather like the one we use.
I should point out that the normal speed pronunciation shown with this sentence is correct but at slow speed, it is really odd.
Do you mean you don't have the Greek keyboard yet?
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It’s like the difference between “I is eating the bread” and “I am eating the bread”.
Εγώ τρώει/I is eating is simply incorrect: the verb does not match the subject.
Εγώ means Ι and needs the form of the verb for I which is : "τρωώ". The verb form τρώει is for the "he/she/it" form.
You're right the computer is wrong. If you had a screenshot we could report it as a technical error. That's the first time I've ever seen such a big mistake.
I eat the bread and I am eating the bread seem to be the same in Greek. Is it just through context clues that one would know if I am currently eating the bread vs I eat bread in general?