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"Η ντουντούκα και ο ύμνος."

Translation:The bullhorn and the hymn.

October 19, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DionisisTsonis

Yeah, I guess these are the basic things someone should learn when learning greek huh? Give us a "Θρύλος, Θεός, Ολυμπιακός" too...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elen.f.mia

What's a bullhorn?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Something that you speak into that magnifies your voice.

The simplest ones are just cones; nowadays they mostly amplify your voice electronically, though they're usually cone-shaped as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/borisdekloris

Such an essential sentence to know! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PotatoBen

Is there some reason why megaphone and hymn are common words in the early stages of this course? They have some unique property?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Yes: ντουντούκα starts with ντ and ύμνος starts with υ, so they are used as example words for those letters while teaching the alphabet and common digraphs (two-letter combinations).

Perhaps not necessarily the most useful words with that property, but a bit like the "xylophone" which often figures in such situations in English -- there simply aren't a lot of useful words that start with X, if you want to teach the alphabet by showing a word that starts with each letter!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PotatoBen

Thanks, makes sense!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeoghGreek

Why exactly is this like the 3rd lesson for Greek? lol Boy, girl, megaphone, hymn..... What???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RBBusari

What a weird thing to teach in beginner's language. Am I missing something?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kinthea

This isn't a combination that would make sense to anyone.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dneufeldt

Why such weird sentences? Why not things that are commonly used in conversation and scripture?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SURAJGIRI21

Sorry why is bullhorn and Not megaphone??

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