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"Όχι, ευχαριστώ!"

Translation:No, thanks!

November 23, 2016



what does mean " voiceless consonants"


Consonants that are pronounced without your vocal cords vibrating.

Put your hand against the front of your neck and say "fffffff". Keep your hand there and say "vvvvvv".

When you say "vvvv", you should feel your vocal cords vibrating. When you say "fffff", they do not vibrate.

Voiceless sounds are sounds like "f", where the vocal cords do not vibrate -- others are "p t k f θ χ s".

Voices consonants include "b d g v δ γ z m n l r".

Many consonants come in pairs (one voiceless, one voiced), e.g. p/b.

Some do not have a "partner", though; for example, there's no voiceless "m" sound in Greek.


thanks; it's a bit difficult, I'm not good enough in english

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Slowly, slowly. Don't worry about the grammar...rules, etc. Just learn the sentences as you go on.
ASk quesitons whenever you want anything explained.


So is this what you say when you don't want the host at mass?


A general question: when there's "ευ" it sounds like F ?


The basic pronunciation of ευ is "ev".

But before voiceless consonants, there is voicing assimilation and so it turns to "ef".

So e.g. Εύβοια is "evia" and ευρύς is "evris", but ευτυχής is "eftihis" and ευχαριστώ is "efharisto".


"Όχι" It's equal the "Oxe", usually used where I live, in Brazil :)


Any relation with the ethymology of Oxygen or Oxide?


Nope; those are related to οξύς with a xi (ξ) -- this word has a chi (χ). It's not ochigen :)


I was told this was wrong, even though my answer was perfect

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The Greek team has no way of seeing anything that learners write so we can't tell you if it's correct or why it was rejected. The execises are graded by the computer program. We have never had a perfect answer reject so there might have been a small error you didn't notice. Why don't you tell us what the exercise was, exactly what you answered, and what the response to your answer was?


What would we say thank you


My response was rejected ευχαριστώ

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