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Symbol
Name
Π π
Δ δ
Ε ε
Α α
Ρ ρ
Γ γ
Κ κ
Η η
Symbol
Name
Ο ο
Υ υ
Μ μ
Ξ ξ
Ω ω
Ζ ζ
Σ σ
Θ θ
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Name
Λ λ
Φ φ
Ι ι
Ψ ψ
Τ τ
Ν ν
Χ χ
Β β
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(43)
Aw yeah, 100% with 3:19 left. When I learned the Greek alphabet back in fourth grade, I knew it would pay off some day. |^)
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Feb 22, 2012
(16)
Being greek probably didn't help much.. I never learned the letters' transilteration in english, haha! 19/24
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Mar 25, 2015
(28)
Me too...I believe it's a little bit difficult being a greek and trying to solve this
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Mar 16, 2016
(44)
It would be αλφα instead of alpha, for example, right? Shouldn't answers like that be accepted?
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Aug 18, 2016
(44)
Also Greek, never understood why they spell "Omicron" with a c. "Omikron" makes more sense, as Kappa is more of an equivalent to k than it is to c.
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Mar 14, 2017
(50)
100% Yay for math!
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Feb 22, 2012
(26)
The overuse of theta. So true, thank you calc.
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May 10, 2016
(17)
3:26 left! I'm the only one out of my fifth grade class who, for some reason, still remembers the entire Greek alphabet after almost 8 years!
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Feb 23, 2012
(31)
Where did you guys go to school? Learning the Greek alphabet in grade school; very cool!
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Feb 23, 2012
(14)
Greece probably
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Aug 3, 2013
(63)
I don't think they wait until 5th grade in Greece to teach the alphabet!
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Sep 5, 2014
(37)
I never learnt at all! I wish I was taught in school
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Jan 2, 2015
(15)
Pi takes the cake.
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Feb 23, 2012
(36)
I once eta pi.
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Jan 10, 2015
(70)
and there wasn't a single iota left
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Oct 12, 2015
(54)
But I was still hungry so I had to rho across the lake to get a nu one.
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Mar 18, 2016
(2)
you beta shut upsilon
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Sep 11, 2016
(49)
Omicron, I'm sigma this. Psi. I'm gamma get me a kappa tea...
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Dec 5, 2016
(70)
The most popular frats on my campus were I Phelta Thi, and I Tappa Keg.
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Dec 5, 2016
(32)
only 22/24.. just been so long since college. I would have gotten tau if it was spelled 'tao' :)
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Feb 23, 2012
(69)
I feel like that should be accepted...I put lamda and was so confused because I KNEW that was lambda...I just didn't know I was spelling it wrong.
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Feb 8, 2013
(45)
I agree with 2Boo2. We've never learned any greek letters in school but I still got 22/24
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Feb 23, 2012
(17)
2Boo2: I can't speak for Nyneve922, but I was in an honors class in 5th grade and our teacher loved getting us really involved in certain units we did, like daily role playing during our colonial America unit, or turning the classroom into Olympus with each of us having our own Greek god(dess) or creature persona. The alphabet was a side assignment that we never really applied anywhere. d:
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Feb 23, 2012
(21)
I guess it would have helped if I paid more attention in math, was in a Frat, or was Greek.
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Feb 24, 2012
(33)
100% with 3:28 to spare
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Feb 27, 2012
(11)
58% from my maths classes ^^
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Feb 29, 2012
(43)
@2Boo2: I went to school in suburban Philadelphia, and we did a unit on ancient Greek culture in like fourth grade. But I think I probably remember the alphabet more because I have a knack for languages than because it was such an important part of the curriculum.
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Mar 5, 2012
(43)
Oh, and it helps that I've had a lot of courses in sciences, maths, statistics, and logic, all of which have their favorite Greek symbols.
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Mar 5, 2012
(12)
100% with 3:20 left
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Mar 30, 2012
(37)
got them all with 3:22 left :)
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Apr 5, 2012
(14)
Yay I got them all!
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Apr 14, 2012
(44)
I have also seen it spelled "Omikron"
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May 3, 2012
(55)
They forgot to include "Sir", the last letter of the Greek Alphabet when pledging a fraternity!
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Sep 5, 2012
(2)
α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω
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Mar 9, 2013
(60)
It might have helped me if I had known you could type in in any order. I did them as they were listed, so it took me till 2:00 minutes left. I learned the Greek alphabet at school, because I wanted to, and going to Greece three times on holiday made it all worth while.
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Dec 18, 2013
(74)
Upsilon? I tried it with Ipsilon and Ypsilon, never did I imagine... Is the spelling Americanized or do they spell it like that in Greece too? In that case just my country changed the spelling..
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May 6, 2014
(40)
It's the letter "u" and has never been anything but upsilon.
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Jun 5, 2014
(59)
this is not correct, the spelling is americanized. I'm german and we call it Ypsilon like the Y may implies. Please see the comment of CallixRose below. This user is from GREECE and even there the spelling seems to be weird. So the spelling above is americanized and its even harder for a european to guess what you call it like. I never heard of Upsilon before too. Just to make it clear: this is no problem in general - but comments like "it has never been anything but upsilon" just piss me off, because america / american spelling is not the norm, to which the rest of the world has to measure.
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Jul 21, 2014
(44)
A toast to that. ^^
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Aug 13, 2014
Just to be clear, it's the English language spelling, not the American spelling.
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Aug 15, 2014
(51)
It has frequently been something other than upsilon. There is a Chrysler Ypsilon, for example, among other things, so it's not uncommon to find the word spelled in this way. Check the Wikipedia entry for upsilon, which will explain where and how the ypsilon spelling came to exist. You will also find it listed under 'ypsilon' in the Chambers English Dictionary, for one, so it most definitely appears in the English language spelled this way. Ultimately, ypsilon should be acceptable.
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Sep 9, 2014
(45)
Actually, I believe many countries spell it "ypsilon". This would probably be because the capital looks like a "Y". Also, many of our words in English which evolved from the Greek have changed the original upsilon to a "y". Examples: gynecology, hydrology, gymnasium.
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Jul 17, 2015
(14)
15/24 I'm greek and know the alphabet in greek, but these are spelt weird
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Jul 11, 2014
(61)
Because this is an English language quiz site the answers use the English spelling. I don't know if there is a Greek quiz site, but if there is then the spelling would be in the Greek language.
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Jan 22, 2016
(36)
Actually, as a Greek, i have to say there are too many mistakes here. Ρ is Ro, Y is Ipsilon, M is Mi, Λ is Lamda, T is Taf and N is Ni.
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Sep 5, 2014
(39)
You are confusing the ancient Greek with modern Greek then.
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Sep 5, 2014
I added a note that this is ancient Greek.
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Sep 5, 2014
(61)
Tau may be pronounced Taf, but I'm sure it's still spelt with an upsilon, even in modern Greek. ευχαριστώ (thanks) is pronounced "eff-charis-to" but it's still written the way it always has been. Same with mu and nu, pronounced mee and nee but written with upsilons.
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Sep 5, 2014
(61)
Well, thinking about it, maybe I just am wrong about the alphabet. It just strikes me as odd, but maybe typical ,that the only country in the world which doesn't teach the traditional Greek letter spellings would be Greece. In English we maintain 'ph' spellings in words which are derived from Greek words that contained Φ, but in Greece the very letters are now spelt with iotas instead of upsilons.
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Sep 5, 2014
(45)
They are not mistakes, it is just the traditional transliteration used by English native speakers. And as this quiz is in English, there is nothing wrong about it (:
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Sep 6, 2014
(67)
If you had fun trying a new alphabet here, you may also like to try Name That Russian Letter!
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Sep 5, 2014
(57)
Someone should make a quiz about the modern spellings of Greek letter names. They are different from the classic ones and even more different from their names in English.
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Sep 5, 2014
(39)
Kept trying "Labda", all ready to comment that the quiz was wrong lol.
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Sep 5, 2014
(40)
100% :) I taught myself the Greek alphabet and a few words in Greek in a few hours.
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Sep 5, 2014
(54)
Isn't it spelt Lamda??
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Sep 5, 2014
(22)
The only reasons I got most of these are because of physics class and Red vs Blue
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Sep 5, 2014
(12)
I wonder how many people can pronounce the letters correctly...
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Sep 5, 2014
(52)
Everything I know about Greek letters, I learned from stupid comedies set in colleges. Thanks Animal House, Revenge of the Nerds, etc.
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Sep 8, 2014
(21)
i am greek and i got only 22. There is no nu, it's ni, there is no mu it's mi ! jesus
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Sep 9, 2014
(68)
Are you Ancient Greek?
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Sep 7, 2015
(7)
Some of these are spelled wrong. I'm greek so trust me when I say so. :)
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Sep 19, 2014
(10)
I'm a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha, and one of the things we did before initiation was learn the Greek alphabet. It paid off.
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Sep 25, 2014
(51)
Interesting Fact: if the radius of a pizza was z, and the depth was a, the volume would be Pizza (Pi x z x z x a)
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Nov 6, 2014
(2)
I learned this afternoon and have 50 secs left thats okay
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Nov 10, 2014
(3)
2:55 100% I am Learning :)
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Dec 26, 2014
(21)
To think that joining a fraternity at Slippery Rock State College (Sigma Pi = Sig Pigs) in 1975 somehow proved useful. I bested Bluto Bartowski with a 0.0 GPA.
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Jan 6, 2015
(43)
I'm glad to see that my graduate education in theoretical physics is finally paying off.
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Jan 23, 2015
(4)
Got them all, Sophomore in College; guess Greek does pay off in the end :p
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Mar 27, 2015
(44)
You should definitely accept omikron as an alternate spelling, since there's no c in Greek and you'd spell it using a kappa. I've always learned omikron, and never seen it written this way outside this quiz (I understand using omicron because of "micro" but that's an Anglification of the original Greek spelling)
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May 1, 2015
(51)
Got them. My sister taught me well. I did get stuck on lambda temporarily, though, because I left out the B.
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May 1, 2015
(43)
Here is a simpler way for english pronunciation imo, if you want it to sound more like actual greek than klingon lol: Β: vee-ta Ζ: zee-ta H: ee-ta Θ: thee-ta I: yo-ta M: me (what is mu seriously?) N: nee (pronounced like knee) P: should be exactly like "p" in english they changed it to avoid confusion. R: raw (much more accurate) T: tough Y: he-psilon Φ: fee Χ: he Ψ: psi but like saying pepsi not psychic I think this should make it easier for both you and us. I had a really hard time understanding greek letters at my british uni and it was crazy.
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May 25, 2015
(61)
Should have gone to a Greek Uni.
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Mar 14, 2016
(2)
Hooray for Rick Riordan and Percy Jackson! taught me everything i need to know about greek mythology and alphabets
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Feb 26, 2016
(26)
did anyone else just pick the letters on their keyboard
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Apr 22, 2016
(2)
GEEKS COME TO THIS SIDE: WE HAVE PI (pie)
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May 5, 2016
(25)
Hideously corrupt.
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Jul 8, 2016
(3)
got to learn this for school 24/24 get in im only 8
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Aug 29, 2016
(2)
wow i wish my page didn't randomly scroll (im on mobile) but anyway im lucky to learn this so quickly bc im a high school sophomore
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Sep 8, 2016
(1)
Scoring You scored 16/24 = 67%. This beats or equals 28.2% of test takers The average score is 19 Your high score is 16 Hehe for one day isn't that bad :D Good luck to all who participate :)
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Oct 14, 2016
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I am English and live in Manchester. I learned greek from my brother in law who is greek. he is amazing and has taught me loads. I am still learning as not all the way there yet. I cant wait until I start to speak it fluently. I will be so proud of myself...
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Oct 30, 2016
(55)
100% with 3:25 left! Learned some Greek in middle school, don't remember more than the basics of the language, but I still have that alphabet DOWN.
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Dec 5, 2016
(70)
Some alternate spellings could be accepted : ksi for xi, khi for chi, ypsilon for upsilon, omikron for omicron.
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Dec 5, 2016
(39)
Thank you Maths and physics
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Dec 5, 2016
(5)
so weird how they are written
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Dec 5, 2016
(1)
this is a nice quiz it has pleased my nervous system very much thank you Sir Robbie of the Rotten
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Dec 16, 2016
(43)
Yes... very happy to get all of these.
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Dec 19, 2016
(1)
Phi
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Jan 22, 2017
(17)
Yay, 3:39 remaining. This has to be a guinness world record, and I'm only 10!
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Mar 11, 2017
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