September 14, 2016



How do I type Greek letters?

September 20, 2016


you'll have to download a greek language pack. If you have windows just go to; settings -> time and language -> region and language -> add language, and find greek. hope this helps. :)

September 21, 2016



August 29, 2017


This is too much of a hassle. Duolingo should have some way of choosing the correct orthographic response, rather than having its users download and get used to using a foreign keyboard.

April 8, 2017


    I don't think there is any need to download any keyboard, you just activate the one you want to use alongside the one you already have in your device.
    Also, "too much of a hassle" and "get used to using a foreign keyboard"? How do you expect to communicate with people online, in writing, in a language with a different alphabet? Not everything is spoken of course and using different keyboards is the norm. Not much getting used to is required either for standard QWERTY-based layouts. And it's so much faster than pointing your mouse and clicking the keys one by one in a Duo-provided special characters panel. You would still have to make the new alphabet shapes if you were writing by hand in a traditional class; a new keyboard is just a different kind of brain training for the exact same purpose.

    Edit: By the way, it's not a handful of special characters we're talking about for Duo to add on your screen, it's a complete alphabet: 24 letters, plus final ς, plus all the accented vowels... Where would all that go?

    April 8, 2017


    As you may see, I have a doctorate, (and speak four foreign languages as part of my discipline). If you are a Duolingo staff person, your comment is somewhat condescending. If you're just a polyglot, you may LIKE being a linguistic 'geek.' I KNOW that different languages have different orthographies, but certain of us are not planning on making a F/T effort to become 'fluent' in Greek, but merely to speak it in the context of reading ancient texts. So, again, having full word choices in the Hellenic, rather than Latin, alphabet (at least in the initial lessons) would be a great help. And as this is not a college class, (but merely a personal enrichment thing for free) the comment about learning to write by hand is both disingenuous, and superfluous.

    April 9, 2017


      My response merely expresses my incredulity to your comment. I honestly think that the benefits of adding a new keyboard by far supersede the need of an online provided set of character keys, as I explain above. Of course, people have their own preferences. :)

      April 9, 2017


      You need to have several at different heights. That way you can have a little path running down the middle.

      July 20, 2018


      I have no idea. I have the same problem

      October 19, 2018


        Hello and welcome to the Greek course! Please read instructions on how to get a Greek keyboard on your device here https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/22040507.
        Your question has also been answered in this discussion - if you read the rest of the comments you will find jaye's instructions and helpful links. ;)

        October 20, 2018


        Having trouble with that too we both need help

        May 18, 2019


        We are the knights who say, "nee!"

        April 24, 2017


        We shall say 'nee' again to you if you do not appease us! )))

        July 23, 2017


        I added the Greek keyboard and now I can switch back and forth using the space key. Since "nee" is not an English word, my guess was that. they were naming the Greek letter η. Apparently the correct answer is " ηι" which either the Greek word for "neither" or the Greek spelling of the name of the letter η.

        July 4, 2017


        CA/US keyboard, type: n/ni/nee
        Greek keyboard, type: n/ni

        November 10, 2018


        I believe. Οχι should also be correct for no..

        June 6, 2019


        I accidentally put a gamma and still got it right

        February 14, 2017

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