The word 'μου' was translated as 'My wife needs rest.' Is that a mistake, or is it just another meaning?
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Is subject omission common in Greek, or is there something special about this sentence?
Why do i hear not θ'ελω, but θελ'ω in this audio task? Sorry, I can not put an accent sign above the letter.
The audio is a bit shaky for the overall intonation but not wrong. Try clicking to restart it again and again to hear only Θέλω. It is accurate.
On a standard QWERTY keyboard, when switched to Greek, you first hit the key next to L and then, straight away, the key of the vowel you want to add the accent on: ; + α = ά. You won't see anything before you hit the vowel key though.
I see that in Greek you don't say my OBJECT, you say OBJECT my ! I'm happy because it's the same in Romanian. I'm not feeling a weirdo anymore ! :D
What are the translations for μου? I couldn’t see all of them it cut them off
If "μου" is supposed to mean "my", does it always go after the object? I've also noticed that, in Greek, it seems case is more important than position in the sentence. So does it even matter?
Yes, it goes after the noun (occasionally after an adjective that is before a noun), and there is also the definite article before the noun as well.
So where we say, for example, "my bread", in Greek it's literally something like "the bread my".
You can't say just μου ψωμί or ψωμί μου.
I hear a very definite 'z' sound at the beginning of the Θέλω in the regular speed. It is certainly not there in the slow speed, which is clearly 'th'. I understand the 'th' sound is not the same 'th' as in English, and I don't think I am mis-hearing the 'th' sound. So, my question is, do native Greek speakers actually say something more like "sello" or "zello" in conversation, or is this just another bad recording? Or, perhaps the 'th' is made with a more forceful expulsion of air, almost whistling?
Yes, but I don't think it can be used with words like "bread", sounds really dramatic xD
In the house of the Duos, the family of three sat by the table. Before them lay a meal two of them would drool over had there not been a dish cover hiding it.
Mr. Duo, as patient as his character was, couldn't help but to ask the question on his and his dear son's mind. "So, honey, what do we have for breakfast today? Micelette? Sandmousich? Oh, maybe mous-taco?" Let it not be said that Mr. Duo loved his wife's cooking.
Mrs. Duo, her wing muffling her chuckle, just shook her head at her husband's behaviour. "Oh, nothing much, just about..." she let her wing send the rest of the message by raising the cover, revealing all three dish mentioned by Mr. Duo, "everything."
Duo Jr., already having to gulp his saliva at the dishes before him, didn't wait to grab a Sandmousich which was his favourite... only for his father to snatch it first. "Dad! No fair!"
Mr. Duo, unrepentant, gave a smug smile. "Here, take it. That's a challenge," he teases, waving the mice-meat-filled bread in his wing.
Duo Jr., initially planning to just take another piece on the plate, decided right then and there what he had to do. "Nobody challenges me. Be prepared, dad!" Before he could proceed however, Mrs. Duo intervened by coughing, causing the two males to look to her. She knew them far too well to let this even begin.
"Boys, manner. Dear, stop teasing him, and you my sweeheart, if you ask nicely, I'm sure your dad wouldn't mind giving your Sandmousich back."
Duo Jr., not proudly, listened to his mother. Obedient he was, liked it he did not. Plus, nobody want an angry Mrs. Duo... Nobody .
He pouted first, before turning to Mr. Duo to give his cutest expression(but not on purpose), which involved lowering his head, looking upwards, and a wing to hide his shame.
- "I wish for my bread, please." *
Though his parents laughed and snapped a photo or two, he did get his Sandmousich back, which was beyond delicios by the way, and that was all that mattered. And thus went the story of the Duo family.
See! Not that dramatic. :D