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"The woman eats rice."

Translation:Η γυναίκα τρώει ρύζι.

November 3, 2016

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

Why does it sound like rihi in the recording?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cmurph20

I was wondering the same thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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This is not a very clear recording. It should be "rizi" we are expecting a new sound system and this will be corrected.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meness1

So the word ρυζι is spelled as RIXI isn't it suppoused to be spelled as RIZI (rice)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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No, rice in Greek is ρύζι or in uppercase ΡΥΖΙ. NOTE it is Ζζ not Ξξ nor Χχ.

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

During typin it does not accept the whole answer. It skips certain letters.


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

Why is 'γυναίκα' heard as 'Yenaika'? Where's the sound G represented in the Greek letter Γ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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That is the correct pronunciation for "γυναίκα". If you check the links shown just above yours you will see among others a list shown the approximate pronunciation of each letter.

E.g. Γ-γ Γάμμα (Γάμα) //Gama|γ |as in game or yes

There are also links to sites it native speakers to access.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blunder9

Why in this lesson does the ζ sound like an χ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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If you check the answer to the first comment on this page you'll see the explanation for the sound. There is also a link get further information.

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