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New problem *sighs*

I've been recently been having problems with why some words start with Ο και Η and others with το please help ! Do they have something to do with the masculine and feminine and neutral forms of words but then again sometimes i see " Η σαλατα μου"

October 1, 2019

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

Read the Tips & Notes for every skill:
https://www.duome.eu/tips/en/el

Yes, there are 3 genders in Greek and each has its own definite article:
ο = masculine
η = feminine
το = neuter

Η σαλάτα is a feminine noun, as demonstrated by its article. It doesn't matter that it's an inanimate object, as a noun it still has a gender.

Ο κεφτές (meatball), ο αέρας (air), o πόνος (pain), are masculine.

Η πατάτα (potato), η θάλασσα (sea), η ελευθερία (freedom), are feminine.

Το φρούτο (fruit), το τραπέζι (table), το θάρρος (courage), are neuter.

You will memorise them in time.

October 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaifar4

Thank you very much, your response was very easy to understand

October 2, 2019

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

;-)

October 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

Thank you YPSILONZ again a brilliant reply. We are all grateful for your input.

October 2, 2019

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

My pleasure ;-)

October 2, 2019
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