"אבא, אהבה באה?"
Translation:Dad, is love coming?
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Actually, I think, at least, my problem, is that there has been no teaching of individual letters (alephbet) in this beginner course at all, which differs from all of the other 20+ Duo courses I have tried. They are starting us out with words that are too complicated for a beginner course. Also there is no audio for the words as they are selected.
I totally agree with you. I started the French course and it is much easier because it lets you hear what each word sounds like, which helps me learn how to say them a lot better than just seeing letters all grouped together, some with accents (in both Hebrew and French), dots, or t's under, above, or within them (Hebrew) with no explanation of what the differences are or how to know which one to use when (Hebrew). I wish all the courses were set up so that you could hear the sounds of each of their alphabets, words, phrases etc..., and the examples of how they sound when used in the proper context.
It would be very cool if Duolingo came up with a way to show you the next closest resembling language to the one you're currently learning. That could help you decide which one to take next, once done the one you're on. :D
There is some good news!
As of today, there are lessons in the app that teach the letters and the nikud! Just make sure you have the newest version of the app.
From what I understand, this is not a feature planned for the browser version, just the app.
Search Duokeyboard at the Chrome Extensions store. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duokeyboard/dekooljcgfaiokofbciaflklkfniimfa
That's silly. I went to school with girls named ahava. I buy products from AHAVA. https://www.kveller.com/jewish-baby-name/ahava/
Right to left. Do the Memrise Duolingo Hebrew vocabulary course first. It will be less confusing.
(I found myself overwhelmed here in the app especially to be honest) & YouTuber Linguistix channel to say the individual letters correctly.
Here's LINGUISTIX Hebrew Pronunciation for English Speakers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfwqVVFqlT1v0tS9hhTg7kL1cUVyO4oFY
The three alphabet courses I did (at the same time for variety, like same three letters on each course, then next day three new ones, ) I'm learning!: Hebrew Alphabet ♬ IPA (no typing) alefbet on Memrise! http://www.memrise.com/course/165935/
I'm learning Hebrew Alef-Bet on Memrise! http://www.memrise.com/course/1087087/
I'm learning Hebrew Reading and Language Intro on Memrise! http://www.memrise.com/course/702355/
THEN: All the words with audio are here I'm learning Hebrew Duolingo vocab on Memrise! http://www.memrise.com/course/1031737/ (So recommended!)
The whole course tips and notes are here (and the site has one for each Duolingo language): ,organized by skill individually: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Hebrew
Or organized by skill in one pdf for the whole course: https://www.docdroid.net/JnfmyEV/tipsnotesbackup.pdf
Replace your username where mine is for information on your progress, etc: https://duome.eu/teribleteri/progress for progress and tips/notes etc.
Don't forget to read the tips and notes for each skill. They are not in the app. Some features are only available on the website, in desktop view. In the app only they also have Hebrew language (and other types of) groups.
Let me see if I can explain this easily. You conjugate verbs based on the subject of the sentence. "Love" is the subject of the sentence. "Love" is a feminine noun, so the verb has to be conjugated for the feminine, singular subject/noun. "Dad/aba", is a masculine noun but it is not the subject of the sentence. Take the sentence "The dog runs." The subject is "the dog". The predicate/verb is "runs". If the sentence were "Dad/Mom", the dog runs!" The subject is still "the dog", not "dad" or "mom". So, the verb would be conjugated to go along with the grammatical sex of the noun/subject "dog" not the grammatical sex of the words "dad' or "mom". I hope this helps you.
I know I'm very new, but in regards to "Is the Dad coming?" - "coming" is spelled בא and regards to "Is love coming?" - "coming" is spelled באה. Any reason, or is it too early to explain? Thank you.
The course creators intended for people to learn the alphabet through these exercises. But that is difficult to do. It makes learning here easier if you already know the alphabet before starting the course. There is a "Tips" section at the beginning of the first lessons that explains the alphabet and there is an alphabet class on Memrise.com associated with this Duolingo program.
For those of you, like me, who need a little more to go on than just guessing, here is a link to the Hebrew alphabet.
The website that this is on appears to have a lot of other useful info re Hebrew language. I honestly havent had time to check more than a brief glance at the first page.
I only went to the alephbet link above because it was the first one I saw after googling Hebrew alphabet.
When you do the lessons on computer there is a button for tips (or a lightbulb) on each new category/section. In one of the first tips it has the Hebrew alphabet and how to pronounce them.
There are also sites that you can practice on to learn how to properly write the letters if you need it, but they are online not part of Duolingo as far as I've gotten at least, maybe they also have something like that in Duolingo and I just haven't gotten far enough to find it.
I hope that helps you out, good luck with your lessons. :D Layla tov (good night). :D
Just giving the Hebrew a go having already learnt the letters. I'm really wanting to learn Biblical Hebrew so it's not that appropriate but good to hear. I also started on Welsh to see what I remember from the few years of learning it in school. The Welsh has a tortoise sound option which I don't really need but could really do with this option in Hebrew.