Translation:It is said.
So, would this verb form be the one that is used when one asks how to say something? For example: "How do you say "dog" in French?" = Πώς λέγετε "σκύλος" στα γαλλικά; Is that correct?
I would ask Πώς να πω "σκύλος" στα γαλλικά; "How should/would/shall I say 'dog' in French?"
Yours would be a literal translation of "How do you (plural or formal) say 'dog' in French?", using the personal "you" rather than impersonal "you (= one, someone, anyone, me)".
Whoops, I see now that I accidentally wrote "λέγετε" rather than "λέγεται." But anyway, based on your answer (which is much appreciated), I am assuming that it would still not be common to say "Πώς λέγεται "σκύλος" στα γαλλικά;" Ευχαριστώ!
But I do say this often. I will point to something and say "πως λέγεται αυτό"? Am I saying this correct?
Yes, it's perfectly correct. Along with "πώς είναι (αυτό) στα γαλλικά;","πώς μπορώ να πω (αυτό) στα γαλλικά".
Yeah. I say it all the time, so I assume it's correct (either that or no one corrects me). But I think it means literally "how is this thing called/named".
Also used as the first word when starting a conversation on the telephone... I think "Speak on" or somewhat similar should be accepted as an alternative answer.
The spelling of the phone greeting is different: "Λέγετε". It is actually the second person plural of the verb "λέω" (active voice) in the imperative, so when you say that you request that someone starts speaking. But you're using the formal (plural) form so it's polite enough. The phrase given above is the third person singular in passive voice. These are two of the most important verb endings in Greek, -τε and -ται, and two of the most misspelled, like you're and your in English.
Ευχαριστώ πολύ! Indeed I got it wrong. Thanks for this precious precision!
I don't know of any way to accept multiple responses to listening exercises, so I've disabled the audio on this sentence for now, which should stop it showing up as a listening exercise.