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TIPS TO MAKE LEARNING EASY + HOW TO REPORT A PROBLEM

Section 1

HINTS ON HOW TO USE DUOLINGO:

1 Always read the comments before posting. Check the heading on the page to see the sentence and its translation. Click on any blue words for more definitions.

2 Read the Tips & notes, on the first page of each lesson you’ll see TIPS. Click on that.

3 Use the Drop-Down hints. Pass your cursor over a word and a list of translations will appear. The top word/phrase is usually the best choice.[/ The other hints will appear at the top when needed.

Using the Drop Down Hints will assure that you avoid mistakes and become familiar with the right translation. It's the secret to success. Use the hints as often as you need them.

4 If your translation is rejected you should carefully compare what you wrote with the answer given. If you do not see a mistake use the Report options at the foot of the exercise page to Report issues such as **[color=red]

-My answer should be accepted.[/color]

See Section 2 below. Then be sure to leave a comment on the Discuss Forum

If you have questions just ask.

Section 2

HOW TO MAKE A REPORT

We moderators cannot see your sentence therefore before you make a comment you should have made a REPORT.

Have you compared your translation with the one given as correct?

Please don't expect us to understand why your translation was rejected by just showing us a word or two...you need to make a REPORT. Then post on the comment page.

Here's how to REPORT. Go to the bottom of the exercise page where you'll see "REPORT" Click on that:

Then choose what you want to REPORT:

-My answer should be accepted. This is the one you should click on if your translation was not accepted.

After choosing the REPORT you want to make you should post on the comment page.

Please do this before commenting on the Forum.

Section 3:

This is the main Greek Forum: check it out for other helpful links.

https://forum.duolingo.com/topic/936

May 1, 2017

25 Comments


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

There were a thousand pages on how to install a language, but your post was the only one I found to actually tell me how to use the installation. I was having to copy/paste from google translate. Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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I'm glad it was helpful and thank you for letting us know.


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

Thanks! This is incredibly helpful. I was having trouble with pronouncing ει and αυ, but this cleared it up. The only think I'm having difficulty with now is when to use η or ι in a word since they sound exactly the same. I guess you just have to remember the spelling?


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

Thanks for this jaye16, is there a way we can get an audio for the greek alphabet?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karin386437

How do you know when to write an omicron and when a omega? They sound the same. Are there rules/guidelines, or is it just learning words?


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

Borrowed words have a simple orthography so they use ómikron, exception: ohm = ωμ

-ondas without stress -οντας, with stress -ώντας: χορεύ-οντας και τραγουδ-ώντας/dancing and singing

Masculines and feminines on -os use ómikron: ο γέρος/ the old man, η άμμος/ the sand

One can probably find a lot of rules, with a lot of exceptions though, so maybe it is best to learn every word with its orthography and stress just as konosp says


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

Both.

There are situations where you know which one to use because of the grammar, for example, verbs in first person singular end in ω, not ο.

More often than not, however, you'll have to either know by memorization, or etymology.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laura244466666

Thanks, Jaye16! I really appreciate all that the Duo team is doing to help us learn Keep it up!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Glad it was helpful.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/svan87582

Umm, am I the only one who noticed that this person just copy pasted this from the alphabet section? You can find all this right under the lessons... I mean, it's helpful, but we all have access to this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Let me explain, all the courses on Duolingo are created by teams of volunteers. All the sentences, translations, Drop down hints, Tips & notes are created by the teams.

So, "this person" you refer to "as having copy-pasted" the information on this page is the very Greek team that created this course! We also assist users who have questions and we constantly upgrade the course.

We are now working on a new tree to improve the course and make it the best possible.

Here is another list of resources you may find helpful: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22040507

You should also read the Official Duolingo Guidelines.
https://www.duolingo.com/guidelines


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

Thanks jaye16. I for one am appreciative of your efforts. Thanks to you and the team for all you are doing at Duo. Without you all there won't be a free learning resource called DUO!!

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