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Greeks studying

Anyone learning Greek? I do, but it's not easy.

May 21, 2018

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

I'm learning Greek. I originally started to prepare for a trip there last year, to learn the alphabet and be able to say hello. I enjoy the language so I'm continuing on.

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Hi, happy to hear you are enjoying the language. If you have any questions just ask we are here to help.

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dolphinc10

Once you get over the alphabet and get used to the accent marks it's quite fun and fascinating

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ioanna678593

I am native speaker of Greek. I learn on Duolingo greek- english and english- greek. I think about greek the team of Duolingo chose many words difficult even to greek people. If you have some questions we can answer you but I don't know very well English

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Thank you, Ioanna your ideas help us a lot. Please tell us which words you think are too difficult so we know and can change some in the new tree.

May 22, 2018

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

Me! Trying to.... Its really hard - and Duolingo is giving me a hard time.....writing things often different to those by greek natives in my facebook-group, who I ask often. Like Ανδρας - everybody writes it with "δ" - but Duolingo keeps on telling me its wrong, it´s Ανtρας. Or: Duolingo writes αυτή and αυτό, but when I write αυτός, it tells me it´s wrong, it has to be αγτός - which is simply wrong. Confusing me a lot. Also - I am german, there does not exist German>Greek - so I have to learn English>Greek - means: I have to translate everything double. Hard work....but I am determined.

May 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Let's see the differences. άντρας or άνδρας is accepted every single time the word man is translated...if it is not it was an oversight and you would do well to remind us.

I have been on Duo since 2013 and never have I seen αγτός....there is no such word and if you see it please report it immediately...Get a screenshot, please.

Yes, we are sorry that we are not yet able to offer Greek from other languages. We hope to in the future. Each course is created by volunteer writing each sentence and its translation one by one. There are thousands of sentences....of course, we do not want errors. So, if you see any tell us.

May 23, 2018

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

I did and will do. Thank you !

May 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eanorel2

Well done! Keep up the good job!

June 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eva774196

Crickets!

May 21, 2018

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

its my motheral language.It requires a lot of practice after learning the first grammar lessons,its not easy.But i can help you if you want to

May 21, 2018

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

I have started doing some lessons here and listening to some lessons on youtube. Having trouble figuring out how to get the keyboard to come up (to make my own notes) and find alternate keys

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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It's easy to get the Greek keyboard on any device whether it be a desktop, laptop or mobile:

Check here for how to get the keyboard and how to find learn the letters and where to find them on you keyboard.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23430853

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Debbie291870

Yeah, I started a week ago and seem to have done really well with ploughing through the lessons but have barely actually learned anything. I find the pronunciation difficult to hear properly and would find it helpful if the words were written phonetically as well as in Greek. I've learned several languages and grew up bilingual and don't usually have problems learning a new language. However, I've been living in Greece for 5 years and still only know the real basics. When I've lived abroad before, I've picked up the language by reading signage, food in the supermarket, etc and been able to speak well within 6 months. However, I can't read Greek (I'm beginning to be able to make out odd words now) so I'm not picking up the language at all.
Not being able to learn the pronunciation as I'm trying to learn is hampering me and it means that I can't try out what I'm learning anyway. I can usually look at a language that uses the same alphabet and make out what odd words and sentences are almost immediately usually and the fact that I cannot read Greek is making it practically impossible, wondering whether I'm wasting my time here trying.
If I could read the word phonetically as I'm learning I think it would solve the problem for me and I would actually learn some Greek rather than just successfully passing all the lessons here.

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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I'll repeat what I wrote before. You seem to be at the very beginning of Greek. If you learn the alphabet which is taught in the first lessons you will be able to read much better. Here are references to help including audio. https://www.duolingo.com/topic/936

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eanorel2

Don't get disappointed. It really is not that hard once you learn the alphabet. Just break the learning down in smaller goals like learning the alphabet, then learning the pronunciation of the letters, then basic vocabulary, and so on and soon enough you will speak Greek without realizing it. It might help if you could find a native to have simple conversations with.

June 12, 2018
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