"Is the dad coming?"

Translation:האבא בא?

June 21, 2016



This is too difficult what about starting with learning letters!!!

August 5, 2016


Joanna, you must read the Tips and Notes before starting a lesson.

August 29, 2016


in android version there ars no tips

February 4, 2018



April 22, 2018


where can i find the tips?

April 26, 2017


They're available when you first start a lesson - just scroll down. Alternatively, to learn the letters, go here: https://www.memrise.com/course/1087087/hebrew-alef-bet/

April 26, 2017


Yeah how r we gonna know how to read -_-

May 15, 2019


How do I type in Hebrew?

June 21, 2016


Get a keyboard for it!

June 21, 2016


I have a Mac and this worked great for me: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4605950?start=0 Just be sure to use the keyboard viewer or you'll be guessing at what letter on your keyboard matches which Hebrew character.

June 21, 2016


It's also a good opportunity for learning touch typing in Hebrew!

June 21, 2016


I have been using this site to type my answers then I just copy past it into the Duolingo. http://gate2home.com/Hebrew-Keyboard

January 31, 2017


A aba ba? ... cool

August 23, 2016


Ha aba ba. Ha is the

November 20, 2017


Amazon also has hebrew alphabet stickers for your keyboard for only $6 ($2 + shipping)!

June 22, 2016


Is the question mark not supposed to appear backwards when typing Hebrew?

June 21, 2016


No, the question mark is the same as in English

June 21, 2016


No, it's just the computers that freak out by left-to-right languages.

June 22, 2016


That's only true for Arabic :)

June 26, 2017


Why does אבא become האבא ? Is the second one the nominative form or something?

August 12, 2016


The definite article ("the") in Hebrew is ה, and it is attached to the beginning noun it modifies.

Also, there's no declension for nominative/accusative/dative in Hebrew, you just use prepositions that attach to the beginning of the noun. Pretty much the only thing that could be considered declension is possessive/genitive endings for nouns being possessed by the subject or possessive pronouns.

August 13, 2016


Thank you very much! I'm a complete newbie to Hebrew (and I don't know any other Semitic languages either) and I'm still just kinda guessing how its grammar works so your comment really helps.

August 13, 2016


The letter ה at the beginning is the same as thr word "the". It means it not just any dad, it's THE dad, a specific dad.

May 29, 2017


If you're using Windows, you can add a number of language keyboards (go to language preference settings --> region & language --> add a language --> Hebrew --> choose your keyboard preference). Be sure to put on the on-screen keyboard option while you're getting use to the keyboard.

June 22, 2016


How was I supposed to know to add whatever that short second word was? I could recognize אבא and האבא from using them in earlier questions, and I was able to eliminate 'love' by having just seen it a moment ago, but I literally haven't been shown how to ask a question, not construct the sentence with a question word.

August 12, 2016


There's no question word here. בא is a verb meaning "to come" or "he/it comes."

August 13, 2016


I do believe this lesson is starting out on the wrong side. It's quite hard to understand what to do and how to make sense of it. Japanese on the other hand was very easy to get a hang of.

September 3, 2017


More audio would be nice. Most of us are still trying to learn how to pronounce things.

November 9, 2018


In modern Hebrew, is it possible to swap the sentence order? It wasn't accepted.

July 9, 2016


I gather you mean the order of words in this sentence. In this particular case, no. The word order is as it should be and swapping the two words will not yield something intelligible

Independently of that, Duo currently has trouble keeping question marks in their correct place the question. They should come at the end of the questions, on the left. So look out!

December 11, 2018


I'm using my android phone. How can i get the Hebrew keyboard? Oddly enough, the app asked me if I wanted it. I ignored the ? at that time. It never came up again. Anybody have any suggestions for using my android?

August 30, 2016


It will vary somewhat depending on what kind of phone you have, but if there isn't already a Hebrew keyboard in language and input settings (there should be, you just have to download and/or enable it) then installing swiftkey or swype will do the job, or you can try this (I've never used it).

August 31, 2016


Learning the letter sounds first would help.

April 28, 2018


How about learning the words first

June 1, 2018


What's the difference between בא and באה?

May 25, 2019


Are you serious? Is that a good way to start learning? ??

August 29, 2016


Maria, have you read the "Tips and Notes" section?

August 29, 2016


I typed ?בא האבא האם and Duo says Almost correct! ?בא האב האם

Actually, I typed them in the correct order, and so did Duo! I can't make them be in the right-to-left order here for some reason, not even by cutting and pasting!

Anyway, what I don’t understand is why “the dad” is spelled האב this time. Why is the last letter omitted?

September 11, 2016


They are two different words. אבא means dad/daddy, as used by children, whereas אב means father. However, Duo should accept them as interchangeable. As for why things aren't in the right order, it could be your browser, OS, keyboard settings or something else, but I will say that punctuation never wants to go to the right place when typing right-to-left, no matter how smoothly the typing of letters works.

September 11, 2016


(av)אב is more formal like father whereas (abba) אבא is more informal like dad or daddy

November 28, 2018


This app is nice. However there are so much room to improve. Please consider all the possibilities of the learners as well as features. For example: one could learn how to read and listen but unnecessary to learn how to write (type). I can't be able to move forward with my basic reading and listening skills.

January 13, 2017


I gave the correct answer: האם האבא בא and it said that there was a typo, but it corrected me to as this: האב בא which is wrong, right?

May 26, 2018


Triple hard to understand. I don't even know what to say about it.

April 11, 2019


The place to input this answer is messed up; it reads in two directions at one instead of the normal Hebrew order.

May 8, 2019


A website called "Memrise" does the letters. And, you can quiz yourself over & over until you're satisfied that you know them. I felt the same way as you, joanatamar, so I looked to find a way to do the letters first. It was a big help.

May 9, 2019


I dont have a hebrew keyboard so i cant even do it!!

May 12, 2019


I dont have hebrew language in my phone

March 15, 2017


How do i transfer my English typo to hebrew?

May 15, 2017


I don't have a hebrew keyboard

August 11, 2017


How do i type in?

August 11, 2017


cant type in hebrew

November 14, 2016


Typing thing is hard or else its fun learning this!

February 13, 2017


Me neither

February 15, 2017


It's very hard!

February 18, 2017


It's so hard to type

March 30, 2017


Down with israel.

July 13, 2017
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