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Greek course: strange phrases and vocabulary

I dont know who is responsible for the the course in Greek. On the basic level there is the phrase ”I want that girl”. What i that supposed to mean today - in 2019? And the vocabulary: hymn, buffalo, xylophobe? Should I invest time trying to memorise those rather uncommun words? It sounds like a schoolbook in ancient Greek (which I acctually have studied 100 years ago). Please try to build the course whith a usefull everyday vocabulary. Because of the way the course works now I am not interesred any longer. I am a languageteacher myself and I would not dream of presenting that kind of phrases for my students. //Cornelia, Sweden

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They are words to help you learn the Greek alphabet. What do you find objectionable about the phrases? "I want that girl on my team because she's the best soccer player around." could be a good sentence. Btw it's xylophone which is a musical instrument. This is the first of 72 skills so you'll get plenty of useful vocabulary but without the Greek alphabet you can't move ahead. So we started with that.

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