https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SheilaCham7

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While I appreciate how difficult it is to cover all subjects, I feel, as a retired person who owns a house in Greece, that the section on education, or the vocabulary in the abstract nouns sections are not at all relevant to me. I don’t need to know the Greek for “ conference, discussion, semester, postgraduate etc”. But I DO need to know the vocabulary for parts of the body, vegetables, how to order the correct meat in the butcher, and how to tell the time. ( Actually I can already tell the time in Greek, but there must be other beginners who can’t) These to me, are more important things to learn than some of the other subjects that appear quite early on in your programme. Can we have some more every day vocabulary please? I do feel that my Greek is improving with daily practice though, so thank you.

February 10, 2019

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

I agree, everyday conversation is a must, my Greek has improved a lot using this app, just need to work on my pronunciation more, shame Duolingo does not have this feature for the Greek language.

I am looking forward to the new tree, thanks for your hard work.

February 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Thank you for your very constructive input. We are going to create a new tree soon...or start to create it's not a speedy procedure and we'll need ideas. I'm adding yours to our list.

February 10, 2019

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

@jaye16 I've noticed there is not a lot of time used working on greetings (by this I mean appropriate phrases to say for specific holidays, birthdays, congratulations greetings, etc...). Maybe a section that works on these skills?

February 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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There are sites on youtube with suggestions for such specific items. We will have some on the new tree of course.

March 9, 2019

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

in the greek discussion page there is a topic "its all greek to me" which deals with that phrase and whether there is a greek equivalent which I learned was "ολα ειναι κινεζικα για μενα". I hope the new tree will have section that involves colloquialisms and phrases from pop culture. my opinion is that these really would help us grasp the language.

March 9, 2019

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

One suggestion for the course: use more Greek people names than just Eleni. It will help us to learn to recognize names when we see them and also how to pronounce them.

March 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16
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Actually, the new tree contains some other names.

March 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SheilaCham7

Where is this new tree?

March 9, 2019
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