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"אנחנו רואים, אנחנו רואות."

Translation:We see, we see.

June 21, 2016



Pretty odd to translate this sentence either way.


Yes, and to add something else, why are there 2 words for see?


One for female, and one for male


(both plural in this sentence)


We see (male plural), we see (female plural). Sure, it doesn't really make much sense lexically, but it does contrast the two conjugations.

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    Masculine and femenine


    Yes, it would be better if it were presented as two separate sentences (spoken by different people in a conversation), as they sometimes do.


    Been thinking the same thing, maybe: Men should speak for personal masculine phrases, women for personal feminine phrases.

    Wondering if maybe the single male/female speaker for single sentences containing different gender pronouns&verbs is meant to make us think more critically about gender usage? Still somewhat confusing.


    It looks like someone just copied some pop song's lyrics and machine translated them. And there's the boys' backing vocals choir and the girls' backing vocals choir that sing "we see" and "we see" as an answer to some mystery question in the song that was sung by the main vocalist...


    Don't panic. Even in a Semitic language like Arabic we still can't make a better translation نحن نرى ونحن نرى


    There's no distinction in Arabic? I thought the Arabic version would be similar to Hebrew


    There is. He thinks it's a problem that the verbs conjugate according to gender.


    What's the distrinction? The Arabic above doesn't seem to distringuish between the two.


    The thing is Standard Arabic uses a verb (which doesn't indicate gender in the first person in either language) while Hebrew uses a present participle (which does in both). In the Arabic vernaculars, the distinction would be maintained in the singular since they also use a participle, but still not the plural because they use the masculine plural for both. You could use the participle in Standard Arabic, but unless it happens to occur in a very specific context, it would sound a tad off: نحن راؤون نحن رائيات Nahnu ra'un Nahnu ra'iyat


    "I see" said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.


    I've actually never heard that ending.... it made me (literally) laugh out loud. Thanks! :-)


    I translated it "We see (m), We see (f)" and they marked it wrong. I wish the program was a little more discerning. :-(

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      If it is a computer programme it doesn't perhaps distinguish between wrong spellings and the addition of brackets and letters indicating gender, for example. I have sometimes added the words female and male successfully, especially after animal names, and the programme has identified them as correct, although not always. I think it has to do with other details in the spelling or regarding the sense of the statement which I probably don't immediately see.


      What does this mean? Does this sentence assume two different set of speakers?


      Perhaps it's a woman speaking to a man, first saying "you and I see," and then saying about herself and another woman "we see (without you)."


      Exactly! I love this sentence; it nicely illustrates how verbs conjugate for different genders.


      Agreed, it’s a plausible sentence that way. But it should be spoken by a female voice.


      You're clever for saying that.


      It does literally mean "We see, we see." However, the first we see implies that the speakers are male (or a mixed group of men and women), while the second "we see" implies that the speakers are female.


      My translation was, “we’re bad, we’re bad”. That was wrong, but it took me a whole minute to figure out why I made that mistake.


      Writing it out to help others רואים and רואות mean see, רעים and רעות mean bad.


      Here in Minnesota we'd say, "Us men see, us women see". :)


      Perhaps like Spanish? "nosotrOs" vs. "nosotrAs." Just that the gender and the plural are placed with the verb...


      Yes and no! There is no difference in the first person plural pronoun, so not like nosotros/-as, but there IS a difference in the verbs, which is not like Spanish either, which has one "vemos" for both "nosotros" and "nosotras."


      How about mixed groups ? We ( a man and a woman) ?

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        In that case I understand you use the masculine which becomes inclusive, as in Spanish nosotros/nosotras.


        Use the masculine, even if you have 9999 women and only one man. Not fair but true.


        It will be like a man group


        it accepts the answer we men see, we women see

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          It does the same for animals when you add the word male or female to make the translation more precise.


          I think they should put a man speaking the first sentence (אנחנו רואים) and then a woman speaking the following (אנחנו רואות). The voice of a man speaking the two sentences does not help.


          "We men see, we women see" is also correct, and is accepted by duolingo.


          Ils regardent , elles regardent. Ils voient, elles voient. Ellos ven, ellas ven.


          in French it would be nous regardons


          Obviously I have to edit


          To see is the verbe "voir" in french, the correct french would then be : "Nous voyons, nous voyons".

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            To see can be rendered by voir as well as by regarder, depending on the context, in French. it is like Spanish ver y mirar.


            The Spanish version gives an interesting contrast. Nosotros vemos, nosotras vemos. The pronoun is inflected for gender, but not the verb, whereas in Hebrew, the pronoun is not inflected but the verb is.


            How should one hear the difference between: אנחנו רואים, אנחנו רואות (we see, we see) and: אנחנו רעים, אנחנו רעות (we are bad, we are bad)?


            I think that רואים is ro'im and רעים is ra'im.


            אנו should also be accepted

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