How to Get to Know the Greek Keyboard
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Writing is an essential element of learning any language. There are two parts to this – learning how to write Greek with a pen or pencil and learning how to type using the Greek language. It is a good idea to learn how to do both so that your education can be well rounded. In a previous article, we learned about how to write in Greek with a pen and paper. Now, we will discuss how to type in the Greek language:
Learn How to Write By Hand
Before you start learning how to write using a keyboard, you should first learn to form the letters by hand. Since Greek has a different alphabet than you might be used to, this should take some practice. Although Greek does have a form of long hand, or cursive writing, it is much easier to learn how to form the print letters. Spend some time writing out letters or sentences in Greek before you start typing with the keyboard.
Memorize the Alphabet
You don’t need to do a lot of memorizing in order to become familiar with the Greek language. However, in certain instances, it does help considerably. This is one of those cases. By memorizing the alphabet, every day tasks become much easier. Recognizing the letters will make it easier for you to identify words that you see. It will also help you write faster. Before you start working with the keyboard, you should get familiar with the alphabet.
Get to the Know the Greek Keyboard
These days, it is easier than ever to get to know a different keyboard, especially if you have a tablet or smartphone. All you need to do is simply download the Greek keyboard on these devices and activate them. That way, when it comes time for you to start learning your way around it, you will have it as an option. Most devices let you switch easily from one keyboard to the other so that you can easily move back and forth between English and Greek. Once the keyboard is downloaded, just spend some time getting to know the different letters. By simply using the keyboard on your phone, you will automatically become familiar with it.
Writing is a key part of knowing a new language. Getting to know the Greek keyboard is a big part of this.
The Learn Greek section on GreekBoston.com was written by Greeks to help people understand the conversational basics of the Greek language. This article is not a substitute for a professional Greek learning program, but a helpful resource for people wanting to learn simple communication in Greek.
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