September 1, 2016



Can someone explain to me why and when some words use the "ω" and others "ο"? Is there a rule for that?

July 2, 2017


The Greek language alphabet letters, όμικρον O o and ωμέγα Ω ω, sharing the same English language alphabet letter O o, do not share the phonetic pronunciation.

Xylophone ξυλόφωνο is an example word to demonstrate the greek small and large "O" sound / pronunciation difference.

όμικρον · ó-mi-cron · | · μικρο · mikró · small micro · | όμικρον = small ό | ξυλόφωνο · xylófono

ωμέγα · oméga · | · μέγ még max · | · μέγα · méga · | · ω-μέ-γα · o-mé-ga = large ω · | ξυλόφωνο · xylófono

The "O" sound in ξυλό xyló [ small O ]

The "O" sound in φων fon [ large O ]

ξυλόφωνο xylófono | xylophone ˈzīləˌfōn | pronunciation enPR: zīʹlə-fōn', IPA(key): /ˈzaɪ.lə.ˌfəʊn/ · https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/xylophone · https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ξυλόφωνο

September 25, 2018


We took this word (and many other Greek words) and adapted it into our own English language, hence the word, "chrome".

September 1, 2016


And a lot of words which have something to do with colour start with the chroma- prefix, e.g. chromatography

April 11, 2017


How do you type it

January 16, 2018


I don't have a Greek keyboard, and i can't find one or download one

March 20, 2018


    Please read the course's FAQ sticky post here https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23799672.
    If you are using a computer, read the Tips and notes section under the lessons - this is not available on the apps. Welcome to the course!

    March 20, 2018


    If you have a tabletI you can go into settings and click on language and input you should be able to activate the greek keyboard. Then when tou are typing click on the button that looks like a circle with line.

    May 10, 2018


    Google Χρώμα, to name one of the several web browsers.

    November 9, 2018
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