"No, I am sorry, good night!"
Translation:Όχι λυπάμαι, καληνύχτα!
Hey guys, this might seem like a stupid question, but how do I distinguish between υ, η, and ι? Do I just have to learn them for what they are?
I am curious, why isn't 'είμαι συγνώμη' not correct as a substitute for 'λυπάμαι'?
Τhere are a couple of issues in this phrase "είμαι συγνώμη" The verb είμαι is the English verb "to be" and goes with an adjective or a noun, but not with συγγνώμη. Συγγνώμη means "I am sorry", not just only the adjective "sorry"=λυπημένος. "Eίμαι λυπημένος" means I am sad.
Confused, eh? No, it is too simple: I am sorry= λυπάμαι or συγγνώμη , but not είμαι λυπημένος=Ι am sad.
Now about συγνώμη or συγγνώμη: It means "I am sorry" for what I have done, but also "excuse me", asking permission to pass through, for instance. https://el.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CF%83%CF%85%CE%B3%CE%BD%CF%8E%CE%BC%CE%B7
Because we cannot say ειμαι συγνωμη,it does not make any sense in greek so you can just say συγνωμη as sorry
it corrected συγγνώμη to συγνώμη. but.. but... why? it used to be συγγνώμη and now both are concidered as correct. συγνώμη is just simplified
Συγνώμη is in fact incorrect. It's a common spelling mistake because of the way the word is pronounced.
Can also Όχι απολογούμαι, καληνύχτα be considered as correct, or it is just my incorrect understanding of what "I am sorry" means (non-native English speaker)
Well, it doesn't make sense. Απολογούμαι is only used in cases of actual apology, with the meaning of I apologize, not the meaning of I am sorry/excuse me.
Thank you for the clarification. I thought, in English, in some cases I am sorry and I apologise are the same.
how can I type the answer when I do not have the greek alphabet on my keyboard. Impossible to proceed any further when you cannot get past an incorrect response!
That's because everyone's supposed to be able to type in Greek.
We've posted hundreds of comments about how to get the greek keyboard for the web and how to type in Greek from your mobile devices. Please, make sure to check the other discussions before leaving a comment. The links are here https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/23799672, in topic no. 3. ^.^