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"כן, זה כיף."

Translation:Yes, this is fun.

June 21, 2016

44 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John00625

Yes, this course is fun =D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrotherDavid

I wonder if Hebrew כיף is why the young, cool Syrians say "Ana mkeyyif" انا مكيّف (if something is really fun or if they're having a good time) b/c when I type this Arabic phrase into google it translates it as "I am an air conditioner"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YardenNB

(Native Hebrew speaker, learner of Arabic here) Yes! Hebrew borrowed "כיף" from Arabic. In written Arabic, like in Hebrew but more extremely, vowels are not written. مكيّف pronounced "mukayyef" means air condition. Air condition was given this word, so my teachers say, because it's so fun to have in the middle eastern climate...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotCiro

כן, זה קורס כיף


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John00625

אני יודע

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aviaddo

'Yes, it is fun' would also work


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuciGluci

כֵּן, זהֶ כֵּיף.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuciGluci

Ken, ze keif.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1011370479

not with just this example but also in general, how do i work out the gender of a noun without any other words beside it to tell me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hrafnunga

While there are certainly many exceptions, most feminine nouns end in ־ה with an "a" sound like in "father" in the singular and ־ות in the plural, while some end in ת in the singular. Most nouns ending in other letters or ־ה with different vowel sounds are masculine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LoicHeurteaut

And how can I know the difference between a feminine ה- which is pronounced [a] and a masculine ה- pronounced other way?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hrafnunga

Masculine nouns ending in ־ה are rare, but usually end in "eh" (or "eyh" under the older pronunciation) instead of "ah." The reason most feminine nouns end in "ah" and masculine nouns do not is that the "ah" is what is added to a masculine noun to make it feminine. Often, this affects the pronunciation of the preceding syllables, especially the accent but also frequently the vowel sounds.

An example:

"king" in Hebrew is מלך (pronounced "melekh" with the accent on the first syllable)

"queen" is מלכה (pronounced "malkah" with the accent on the last syllable).


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    Thanks dude!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HiMeCriss

    In Romanian, chef, pronounced like כיף means party or mood !


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FredericGuilbert

    ze kev it likes in french language je kiffe


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erin75117

    Yes. Of course. This is fun. The beatings will continue until moral improves...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mikejarvis530

    "Yes this is fun" should be an acceptable answer. (It seems upset that I didn't include a comma or period.)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/camille.mae

    I must have forgotten the period because it didn't accept my answer, even though I had done the right words and everything. XD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hrafnunga

    Make sure you have the right letters, as there are some similar-looking pairs in Hebrew:

    ו (vav) vs. ן (final nun)

    ה (hey) vs. ח (khet)

    etc. - I've yet to have duo yell at me over punctuation, so I doubt it was that.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeChiffre3

    Isn't זה supposed to mean 'this' rather than 'that'?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aviaddo

    Ze is used for both, it's a multi-tool of a word


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dearmrdw

    'this is pleasant' should be acceptable imo


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/InonCohen

    Pleasant translates as נעים (na'eem)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fly2heights

    Is there any guid about writing hebrew letters?!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hrafnunga

    Do you have a Hebrew keyboard installed? That will make it much easier. If you do, you can make it even easier by getting stickers w/ the Hebrew letters and putting them on the keys that create them. Otherwise, it just takes time to memorize as the standard layout is a fair bit different from a qwerty English keyboard.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fly2heights

    I mean writing by hand


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nadinemunitz

    How to pronounce כיף


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TalyaLaul

    What about - yes, this is cool ????


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hrafnunga

    I don't think so, it basically just means fun afaik.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aviaddo

    Cool = מגניב


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/8yghuyfrbjhf

    Is there any way of changing it from the Hebrew alphabet to the Latin alphabet? I learn better that way.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterPett

    If your OS is Windows10 you can always press [Win-key]+[Spacebar] to swap between keyboard layouts. At the bottom right next to the time/date you can see ENG if you click on that you can select other layouts.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YureAlves0

    May I say "Yes, this is funny"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alex_abraham

    Apparently u cannot. It was answered in a different ques. comment section. There is a diff word for funny.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/InonCohen

    Funny transaltes as מצחיק (singular masculine) / מצחיקה (singular feminine) / מצחיקים (plural masculine or masculine+feminine) / מצחיקות (plural feminine)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yonit477406

    חץמתםעיע מצתץתנצב חנצץנצצתצצגילהלחצ


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saulk789

    im baddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd at this! surviv.io 4 life -_-


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fairionfrog

    i see anti-duolingo comments everywhere why do i see none here

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