Αυτοί is masculine plural, and it means they.
Αυτή is feminine singular, and it means she.
However, there is no difference in pronunciation. ^.^
Pronunciation question: Is there a "z" quality to the δ of "διαβάζει" or is the pronunciation off? (I'm still adjusting to modern Greek pronunciation from ancient Greek that I learned in college!)
You probably learned the english "the" with a "d/z"-sound, but "th" in the, they, ... is actually the sound /ð/. It's called the "voiced dental fricative", which means you have to pronounce it like a "d" or "z" but with your tongue in between your frontal upper&lower teeth. [/ð/ = greek δ = this] [/θ/ = greek θ = thin] ( /θ/ is like a dental s).
It doesn't have z quality at all. It sounds fine to me, but I can kind of tell why it would sound a bit off. Just make sure to listen carefully, audio isn't perfect^.^ Δ is pronounced like "th" in "the". ^.^
So if I wanna say I'm reading can I say: Εγώ διαβάζω.
Is this correct? Correct me if it isn't. ^-^
Yay, thanks. I'm trying to get a little creative and learn certain words by myself. ^-^
Could "diabazei" be progressive (She is reading.) and non-progressive (She reads.)?
Yes. ^.^ Present Simple and Present Continuous are always formed the same way in Greek. ^.^
"She is reading" is already accepted translation in the incubator. Was your answer "She's reading", maybe? This one is not included. ._.
Providing the correct context--for instance, if one were to ask, "What is she doing?" (I believe this translates to τι κάνει;, but, please, correct me if I'm wrong--I think τι κάνει; means more like, 'How is she?' or 'How is she doing?'), could another respond with simply the verb and the correct ending (διαβάζει) as a response?
I'm not asking for a Duolingo concept--just wondering if this is what would be done in Greece itself.
Depending on context, τι κάνει; can mean "how is she (doing)?" or "what is she doing". Διαβάζει could be a perfect answer to "τι κάνει;".
Please read the Diphthongs section in the Tips and notes in the ABC skill: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/el/ABC/tips-and-notes. :)
Oh, "I see," so the answer is that that specific combination of letters end up sounding that way :) Thanks for the link which can be of further reference to me.
Do they ever provide a guide to verb conjugations, or do I have to go fish that out of the internet for myself? I had to guess at this one until I got the right conjugation, and learned absolutely nothing from the lesson itself.
Think of the Greek verbs in a pyramid formation. The four blocks at the base are the perfects the 3 above are the simples and the two above them are the imperfects and the one at the top is the continuous. You only need 4 tenses Imperfect past I was reading διάβαζα, simple past I read διάβασα, simple present I read/am reading διαβάζω and simple future I will read θα διαβάσω. By adding θα you can obtain all the other tenses Imperfect future I would read θα διάβαζα, Continuous future I will be reading θα διαβαζαand apart from these the 4 perfects which you add έχω or είχα along with θα. είχα διαβάσει I had it read, έχω διαβάσει I have it read, θα έχω διαβάσει I will have it read, θα είχα διαβάσει I would have it read. In there case you conjugate the έχω and the είχα to denote the person.