"το λουλούδι και το ποπ κορν"
Translation:The flower and the popcorn
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I was so keen to learn Greek, but I am insanely bored with the content and the monotone. The other Duolingo courses are wonderful, but this one is so repetitive. Am I the only person having difficulty persevering with the Greek course? Is there anything to supplement it and liven it up?
It may take some time to train your brain to hear it, but it is an "L" sound.
I remember when I first started speaking Spanish with native speakers I had trouble distinguishing the words "lo" and "no" (which have very different meanings). But after a few months, I wondered how I ever got them confused. They no longer sound at all alike to me.
In Spanish the L sound is harder than the English one, and that may be why I confused it with N. It may be something similar for you in Greek. English teaches us that if it's not a liquid sound, it can't be an L, so your brain tries to come up with a different sound.
But don't worry, with practice you'll start catching on to the pronunciation.
Try saying "lu" but make your tongue tense. Practicing that will help.