Passed my first checkpoint!! (And my story with Greek)
Hey everyone, I started learning Greek because I am half-Greek and I've been curious about the language my whole life. My aunt and her family can speak Greek very well so I was always interested. They were migrants from Crete.
And then, I started to learn Greek on May this year. Some guy had posted 42 lessons teaching Greek in YouTube. So he was my first Greek teacher. Thanks to him, I had a general idea of greek and I could read the Greek alphabet.
Then, on August, my family and I decided to go to Chios Island and in there, I spoke a little Greek to the residents, mainly just saying stuff like "good evening, good night, thank you" etc. But I wanted to learn more and actually speak like a native.
Soo then I decided to give Duolingo a try. So far, it's done wonders on me. Remembering the words were also very easy because I know Turkish and English and almost half of the words were very very similar. As of today, I've officially passed the 1st checkpoint! I know it's not THAT big of an accomplishment, but I've finished all the lessons in the checkpoint with a level 5 on all of them. I would like to thank all the mods that made this course possible, and I would also like to thank all the wonderful people in the forums, always answering my questions (LOL). And thanks for helping me explore my Greek side.
And I also want voice exercises!! LOL why are there none?? Anyways, thanks for everything!!
Congrads on all your efforts to learn Greek and on passing the first check point. You've made very positive decisions and we are here if you need any help. Best wishes on further progress.
I learn Greek with Duolingo from another account and found some way to practice pronunciation - in some exercises I use voice typing in Greek on the phone instead of hand typing. I use this method also with memrise. Phone almost always understands what I say. You can try it!