I solved the problem by adding Hebrew to my list of keyboards. Then all I have to do is switch between Hebrew and English accordingly. Finding the right letters when I switch to Hebrew is a little rough, but it works :). I hope this helps!
You can also use the windows visual keyboard when using a PC Type Keyboard on the search bar on windows 10 for instance
i just asked that question. also why is the name not sounded in the visual section?
well, im a native speaker and i think that in this case the its suonds like a-aba instead of ha aba (like how im saying)
i just wonder why there are "abba" and "ha-abba"("dad" and "the dad") like in English usually people don't say "the dad"...as a newbie of Hebrew learner this confuse me...
"The dad." Is actually used in English in the form of an answer to a question. It's also showing this because you will need to know האבא in later practice for full sentences.
- It may depend on the speaker's accent, but most israeli don't accentuate/exaggerate the ה :) So, it sounds like a soft ha-aba and not hha-aba or a-aba :D (Don't know if I make sense to you, put it on the excitement ! =D )
people who dont pronounce ה like h, but rather like א (a) simply dont pronounce it correctly. The proper way is to pronounce it like the H in 'hi'.
נחון. אני לא מדבר עברית טוב מאד, אבל גרתי בישראל שלוש שנים ואף אחד מבטא ה' כמו א'.
Unfortunately the above comment was put in the wrong place, it should have been addressed to the comment by Tylerespar.
Ah I see; no worries and my apologies for lashing out at you. I think the discussion system on duolingo isn't ideal. I received an email notification that you replied to my comment but I couldn't see it listed under the original thread I commented on until I looked up to Tylerespar's comment.
It's the same thing, you illiterate cretin. It's like saying "you don't look Persian, you look Iranian". If your image of a "Hebrew" person is distinct from a "Jew" because you imagine the former looking like people from the Southern Arabian peninsula, then you need to learn the fact that not everyone in the Middle East looks identical, and "GeutH" fits squarely into the indigenous Levantine look.
If my harsh language was offensive enough to elicit a response from you but the original racist comment that I was responding to was not, I think your moral compass is seriously messed up. By the way, your sentence is missing a past participle (using) between "from" and "offensive".
One thing about the Hebrew letter if Duo can fix is to make them just a bit bigger. Don't know if anyone else feels the same but they seem too small compared to English. My eyes feel like they have to keep adjusting.
Here i thought, hey im gonna learn me some Hebrew.. In the words of Trump ... WRONG !!!!! . This is way to hard!!!. Shouldnt we learn the alphabet first.. (Sigh) .. Im so lost
I'm finding this difficult too. I wish this course would start like the Greek one, by actually teaching the alphabet.
For instance, it asks for the word for 'love', but without pronouncing it, so you can't even make a guess through phonetics. It's really discouraging, and I'd like to learn.
It told me I had a typo because I did not include the "." at the end. Is it really necessary?
It's strange that people are getting different outcomes. It took me a while to see what I was doing wrong. I was leaving out the period. None of the other courses I do on Duolingo penalise on punctuation.
That's because in other languages it is considered punctuation , in Hebrew they mean something other than just simple punctuation.
I'd say that it is, since course has just come out of beta, but that you should report it so that the team knows it's an error.
But I thought אבא means "dad", while אב ("av") means "father"?
And I just want to add that I'm immensely happy that the Hebrew course is out there! TODA RABA!!!
Suprised the course does not teach the alphabet first. Do I need to know it to start.learning in Duolingo? Thanks.
Too bad duolingo doesnt familiarize new users to the letter sounds first, before having you just jump in. Its confusing to try and figure out new languages without knowing the alphabet and pronunciation of said language. Maybe the next update will go through the fundamentals of language first?
Well, if I'm getting what you mean correctly, the word you knew is probably actually (the transliteration of) the Aramaic equivalent :)
Computers freak out when they see Hebrew(or right to left languages in general) so on the internet you will sometimes see question markers and dots in the beginning of a sentence
Yeah, which is why I asked why the punctuation is at the end, which because it is Hebrew, is at the beginning, which aviad688 explained.
Why penalize for punctuation and capitalization? The other courses don't!
Does anyone know of any online children's books in Hebrew? I am looking for a simple, familiar story that would help me to familiarize myself with the letters and language. Thanks!
My 1st attempt at Hebrew, am I missing something? There’s no way I know any letters especially not words, I don’t even know how to guess. I selected beginner, yet I’m being given words that I have no idea what they are, at the beginning I guessed not understanding two of letters didn’t match but made the word? Confused, shouldn’t I be learning letters 1st?
Hi! I was just wondering why there are no vowels? I was in Hebrew School for most of my life, but have forgotten pretty much everything lol
Just "אבא" means "dad".
Here, there is a "ה" in front of it which means "the".
Together, that makes "האבא" which means "the dad".
The pronunciation of the initial ה, which translates as 'the', is incorrect throughout the lessons. The man that is pronouncing the words is pronouncing the ה as if it were a silent spanish 'h' instead of an aspirated 'h' sound like it should be. Example: instead of saying 'a-aba' (the father) he should be saying 'ha-aba'. This error is throughout the lessons.
It starts with the definite article "ה", so no, I don't think just "father" should be accepted since it says "האבא" and not "אבא".
So is ה an article like the? Is it written without any space with the word? Thank you.
I am so confused, on how to start learning this language and navigate Duolingo. Can anyone help me to get started, and what is a Lingot. I am new to this. Thanks
Just one :) The definite article ה ha- is the same for both genders and for singular and plural, and there is no indefinite article. Similar to Arabic.
Should be pronounced ha-abba, not ah-abba. Plus abba (אבא) means dad, and av (אב) means father.
The speaker is, technically wrong. Many people talk like that, but not all.
Sorry, but it is very not common to say this like that, we say just ABBA, not the Abba, it sounds weird, and mostly, not for the first lesson in hebrew, just keep "Abba".
When you see the "ה" in front of "אבא". The "ה" is the definite article "the".
No, it is written (and read) from right to left -- the opposite way around from English, but the same way as Arabic.
It might become clearer if you think of it as "a word for dad" and "another word for thedad".
See the article? It's right there -- just that Hebrew writes it together with the following word without a space.
You'll notice that the word itself does not change when the article gets added, so they're not really two separate words: just one word which can have a letter added to the beginning if it takes the definite article.
When I learned the alphabet, it said ב with the dagesh sounds "b" otherwise it sounds like a "v". Why is "aba" written without dagesh? Thanks
When the course was written they had to decide whether to use the written Hebrew that is used everywhere in Israel or the kind that is found only in very limited contexts such as Bibles, prayer books, poetry and children's books. There are pros and cons for both, but the decision was made to use the written style that is most often encountered. Which means no vowels and no dagesh!!
My audio has not been working lately for the sentences. I hear the sound when I answer questions though. I checked the settings but couldn't find anything. Any other ideas?
It pronounces האבא as "HaAba", shouldn't it pronounce it like "HaAva" ? Which one is correct for saying "Father"? 'Av' or 'Ab'?
Av is a formal 'father', Aba is more casual/closer to 'dad' [Ab doesn't exist] <3
Aha, Thanks for answer :) I mistook Av (from Hebrew) with Ab (from Arabic) Both means "Father" :)
Hi, I would like to reach FelixAuer, dunno how. No option in my phone to write on his wall. Any ideas? Would like to isntall keyboard / addon on my smartphone. Got stuck. Thanks.
Interesting! Knowing that there are lots of people interested in learning Hebrew!
Still trying to figure out how to you type the hebrew letters in the right order because they go from right to left.
I got this wrong because I forgot to switch back from the Hebrew keyboard setting lol
How on earth am I supposed to type in Hebrew (not this particular question, one of the others). For a beginners lesson, I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing
I wrote The dad.. You wrote The dad. and then said i was wrong twice? What is up with that?
Anyone else having problems with the audio? I can't hear it on the app or the website.