"Hello! How are you?"
Translation:Γεια! Πώς είστε;
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The Greek keyboard is only intimidating at the start but you'll get used to it everyone does. We have links with helpful info such as how to find each letter on the keyboard and much more.
And here for some tips
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(1) formal singular: Γεια σας. Πώς είσαστε; Yes but drop the accent on Γεια
(2) formal plural: Γειά σας. Πώς είσαστε; Yes again no accent on Γεια
(3) informal plural: "Γειά" [without "σας"]. Πώς είσαστε; No ,there is no change. You can use either "Γεια, σας. Πώς είσαστε. or "Γεια. Πώς είσαστε;"
Yes, I am native speaker, but no you cannot say Πώς κάνεις; as equivalent to How are you doing?. Keep in mind that the verb κάνω translates to the verbs "to do" and "to make" So would say Πώς κάνεις τον μουσακά;" = "How are making mousaka?" "How are you doing?" is equivalent to "Πώς τα πας;" or "Πώς τα πάτε;"
Informal is for friends or a child. Formal is for people you have just met, or adults(elders, normally with Mr or Mrs used before their Christian name too) or plural, more than one child or more than one person. So even if you were saying hello to some friends, if more than one person you would use formal, plural form. Hope that helps :)
Thanks for the link there. I cannot find tips anywhere on mine. I saw where they say they are but they just aren't. Both on my phone and tablet(both through apps). I just have the circles with each skill and at the bottom the shop, profile, league and home. Do you know if you have to be premium to access them?
You can;t get them on the app, but you'll find them if if you use the website, (www.duolingo.com). I wasted the first few months of my learning by doing it all through the app, until I found the website. And No you don't need Premium to use the website (and as an added bonus, you won't run out of hearts).
No, the problem is that the app is limited to its features. As Sandy points out you get much more on the web. Give it a try...I have the web version on my pc and tablet.
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they will help you:
always find the correct translation (Drop Down Hints)
find explanations for grammar and vocabulary....(Tips & notes)
Show you what to do if your sentence is rejected or you have another problem.
Thankyou jaye16. And thankyou Sandy. I will try it out. I quite like the fact all these new bits were added so I won't feel like I'm losing all the completed circles. I like going over and over in a sort of rotation rather than trying to complete as many lessons as possible in the shortest time. Now that I don't have all the gold circles even for section 1 anymore, it seems the best time to do it except I've 2000 gems to use. I'm supposing I start from scratch again?