Is there a reason why the pronounciation of the letter β is always a v? If I look at this word I would think it is pronounced "bouvali" instead of "vouvali". Also, here in the Netherlands when we talk about bèta we pronounce it as a b. So why not both? Or did I just hear it wrong?
On several occasions, when using the prewritten Greek words that one can choose from. When you tap them into the answer sentenceline, you will here them spoken. This works for the first word, and the third, but not for the second. Not only in this sentence but in several more. It seems to be a bug somewhere... Hope this clears it
The Administration of Duolingo is trying out a new audio system. So, I'm sorry we moderators cannot tell you why the words are not being spoken.
Please report to this link it would be appreciated to help iron out any problems with the new audio.
The Official Duolingo Link for audio problems You should report that here: Greek Course Audio Update https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/38493063
There are so many other more effective ways to learn and practice the letters and sounds of the Greek alphabet than to require knowledge of translating several non-relevant vocabulary words that haven't been taught, resulting in wrong answers at the earliest stages of learning a foreign language.
Well, the point is that they are being taught. Just hover over the word and you'll see the meaning. Since the learners are assumed to have no knowledge of Greek it was necessary to start teaching both the alphabet and some words to illustrate those letters. On a worldwide site, with learners of all ages and abilities, it's not possible to know what each person considers worthwhile.