"The apple and the pineapple."
Translation:Το μήλο και ο ανανάς.
When do I use 'To' as opposed to 'o', - or all the other forms of 'the' and 'a'? Is there a general rule for which to use where? For example, in "Η γυναίκα και το κορίτσι" there are two forms of 'the'. Does 'το' only go in the middle of a sentence?
It is the grammatical gender that we have to worry about, so that all depends on the noun being addressed.
Will you eventually build this course so that we can use the Latin alphabet and answer this question with: "to milo kai o ananas"?
Or will we always have to switch to the Greek alphabet to do this course?
I ask because the English/Russian Duolingo course can be done using only the Latin alphabet and this is very convenient for me.
You can use the Greeklish alphabet as shown in the Forum here for most of the course. We are awaiting Duo authorization to continue. But getting the Greek alphabet keyboard is very easy and you'll find that in the comments on the Forum as well and you'll have the advantage of doing the authentic Greek.
Thank you! I don't think I have the patience to keep switching keyboards from Latin to Greek. It would be much better for me if I could do the course using only the Latin alphabet. I hope you can develop this possibility.
All those in this link. There are seven dictionaries here: http://www.lexilogos.com/english/greek_dictionary.htm
The most complete is WordReference, however, it shows genders etc in Greek. No worry, just double click here:
Σύνθετοι τύποι: English Greek
grammar n (of a language).......... γραμματική --->ουσ θηλ<--- to get a whole page Eng. Greek equivalents.
ουσ θηλ noun feminine
how do you put the accents on the letters... I switched to the greek keyboard, but I can't find η and ν with the accents
Press the semicolon key and then the letter you want to accent. ν cannot be accented as its a consonant.
The genders do not refer to the actual person or thing. They are just grammatical terms.
So, in Greek a "pineapple" can be masculine, an a "chair" is feminine but a "boy" is neuter.
Sometimes they are logical but basically you just need to learn the gender of each word. You'll find this in other languages as well.
If you can access the Tips& notes found on the web for each skill...just look for the lightbulb image you'll find a lot of help for each lesson.