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Tips for learning Greek?

If anyone has tips about anything like conjugation, pronunciation, cases, word order etc. then that would be much appreciated as I’m new to Greek.

(I can read the alphabet but that’s it.)

October 5, 2018

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Learn the gender of each word right from the start. The genders masculine, feminine and neuter do not refer to the person they are simply to different kinds of words. Why is it important to know the genders? Because the genders determine how to use the words in a variety of ways.

Yes, Foundalis is fabulous but it's very complex. Try some of these first:

https://www.greekgrammar.eu/index.php

Then go here where we've assembled a list of resources.
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/17791306$from_email%3Dcomment&comment_id%3D17791473

And of course here to learn how to get the Greek keyboard and much more https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/22040507

And remember the Greek team is here ready to help you whenever we can.

October 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lernejano

Thank you!

October 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicRuler1414

In Greek, when you use a verb the pronoun before it isn’t needed (similar to Spanish).

Also, pay attention to the accents ά, they tell you what syllable to stress.

I use these to memorse the articles (words like ‘the’ and ‘a’).

https://www.foundalis.com/lan/definart.htm

https://www.foundalis.com/lan/artindef.htm

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lernejano

Thank you.

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Stergi3

The tip I use in German helps me a lot. I memorise the article and the noun together as one word. BUT in Greek there are categories in suffixes to remember which are masculin, feminine or neutral. Most likely the -ος nouns are masculin and -as as well, the -η or -α are feminin and in -o or -ι are neutral. There are some exceptions, but there are not many. The full list of nouns and suffixes is here: http://www.foundalis.com/lan/grknouns.htm

I think it is easier than German! I am trying a lot to memorise them, as they are different in Greek. :)

October 6, 2018

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    I’m new too, so these will be helpful.

    October 16, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      Lingotes are much appreciated (I’m Poor. : /)

      October 16, 2018
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