What exactly does this mean? Is it a woman who is identified by having a book with her? (if so, the typical English equivalent would be "the woman with the book"). Or is it a female character from a book? (If so, the English equivalent would be "the woman in the book" or maybe "the woman from the book"). Or is this just one of Duolingo's nonsensical translation exercises...? I understand that English does not use genitive case the same way that Greek does or use the same prepositions in the same contexts (which is true when comparing languages in general), but I am trying to understand this better...
The woman of the book, for instance, might refer to Susannah. The creators of DL modern Gk probably put this one in because it helps students think about how to say "the woman's book." It's a good move pedagogically. That the phrase is not particularly common is not the important point. It is both possible and helpful. It could refer to the main character in John Fowles' novel The French Lieutenant's Woman, etc
Couldn't you use phrases that make sense? I always have to compare with the Italian lessons of Duo which I do at the same time. There are phrases and especially words which a beginner is able to use in everyday life. Why do we learn words like cheesecake or hamburger, which aren't even Greek words? Isn't there any Greek food worth learning? Why don't you offer the tips like the Italian lessons do? Why do you use always the same words when explaining a new grammatical issue, like in the lesson where we just are reading newspapers and books and nothing else? This for me is more confusing then helpful because you can't realise the differences intuitively.
Sorry, the Greek doesn't live up to the Italian standard. As for food there was an effort at the start to use words familiar to the learner, but both cheesecake and hamburger are very popular in Greece...so these words are not useless.
We appreciate your comments and will take them into consideration on the new tree we are now developing.
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