"Is mom coming?"

Translation:אמא באה?

June 21, 2016



What's the difference between באה and בא?

June 21, 2016


i בא masculine while באה is feminine

June 21, 2016


Thank u, that was very helpfull, really

December 23, 2017


בא-is for talking to a male באה-is talking to a female

April 30, 2017


בא used for male באה used for female

June 27, 2018


Why did, "Is dad coming?" get "האם" at the beginning, but "Is mom coming?" didn't? My answer was marked with a typo.

September 20, 2016


the answer האם אמא באה was marked (just now) as right. I guess they wanted you to learn that it is possible to write (or say) it with and without "האם" but they forgot to add it as one of the correct options.

May 3, 2017


I was just required to pick the correct sentence from three, and the only correct one began with ‘האם’, so they seem to like it now.

January 2, 2018


I wrote: אמא באה? And system wrote to me: "Another correct solution: אמא באה?"

I can't find the difference :)

June 26, 2016


There is no difference is so annoying

August 16, 2016


Not sure where to post this, but... wouldn't it be just as easy to have the Hebrew letters large and legible as tiny and hard to read?

June 21, 2016


Be glad it's Hebrew script and not kanji!

June 22, 2016


True, Andrew, but it all looks Greek to me.

June 22, 2016


Heh, fair enough.

June 23, 2016


Just thank all Gods it's not Arabic) That language needs magnifier. Sometimes microscope

August 19, 2018


They should teach the letters first

December 29, 2016


No difference between האם masculine or femimine. Questionts words are unisex

August 16, 2016


So hard when you cant hear the words

September 25, 2018


Why does this 'mom' not have a 'ה' in front this time? Before it was האמא, now it's just אמא

June 21, 2016


"Mom" is 'אמא' and "The Mother" is 'האמא'

June 21, 2016


Why is "mother" spelled ״אמא״ or "אימא"? Are they different?

July 2, 2016


what is ם

June 22, 2016


The letter ם is actually the form of the letter מ (the letter Mem - signifies the consonant /m/) used in the ends of words. Therefore, האם (a question word - if you didn't understand when to use האם i'll explain it to you) is spelled the way it's spelled, and not האמ. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_form

June 22, 2016


Are there different spellings of האם based on masculine/feminine subjects?

August 14, 2016


No, there can be two different meanings to the word. האם can be a word used for asking questions, in such case it's pronounced 'ha-im', it could also mean "the mom" - ה-אם, in this case it would be pronounced as 'ha-em'

July 12, 2017


Why when saying is mom just אמא sort of ingnoring the 'is'

May 15, 2019


"is" is not standalone in this sentence - it's part of the verb "is coming", which in Hebrew is one word.

May 17, 2019


Duoligo should add voice so it plays when button is clicked.

June 20, 2019


I'd heard the pronunciation of "mother" as "ee-ma," but Duolingo gives it as "eem." Where did I go wrong?

June 21, 2016


I don't know where have you heard "eem" for אמא, you can report it if you want. Maybe you've mistaken האמא (the mother) for האם (ha'im - a question word). The correct pronunciation for אמא is "eema". By the way, Forvo is a good site for learning correct pronunciations.

June 22, 2016


In a Memrise course I've learned two words for 'mom or mother'

אמא ו אם

One was meant more formal and was pronounced 'eim' (אם) and the other was less formal, something like mom, not mother, and was pronounced 'ima' (אמא). As far as I heard in Israel, all the kids use the second mom-form.

June 24, 2016


So the "האם אימא באה" option it told me I got wrong for not selecting - is this a typo/mistake or is it just אמא with one nikkud written in, and therefore the same word/correct?

September 7, 2016


They are both correct. It's the letter Yod, which is sometimes used as a consonant (y), and sometimes as a vowel (i).

October 16, 2016


I think it's a bug

October 17, 2016


Is it OK to say אמא חאם באה , or is the word חאם always only in questions?

November 30, 2016


You probably meant האם * And it is used only in questions

July 12, 2017


Still not fixed

January 5, 2017


Is האם אמא באה? formal and אמא באה? less formal?

February 23, 2017


Yes. "האם" is extinct in spoken Hebrew. In formal written Hebrew it will be used, but there it's hard for me to imagine אמא used...

September 5, 2018


Why does the Alef pronounce "E" in mother?

January 10, 2019


I'm just a begginner learner as well, but as far as I know vowels aren't written and Alefs can, or always are, silent. So the first alef (right to left) in "אמא" would be silent, and there's an invisible "E" there. If you want to see vowels, look up "Nikkud hebrew." I personally go without Nikkud, but it helps some people.

July 27, 2019


זה צריך להיות האם אמא באה?

February 11, 2019


I just got this as a fill-in-the blank cloze question and the formatting is terrible!
It looked like this:

Is mom coming?
(blank space) אבה?

May 9, 2019


Haha, good luck!

July 27, 2019


What is the difference between these two? האם אמא באה אמא באה

June 16, 2019


It's like the difference between "Mom is coming?" and "Is mom coming?" respectively.

July 27, 2019


how do i get a hebrew keyboard?

August 16, 2019


You need to go into your keyboard settings and download the Hebrew keyboard

September 17, 2019, 12:24 AM


I would like help. I wrote this answer. I was marked wrong. I was asked the question again. This answer was given.

August 16, 2019


So when is the correct time to use האם? Obviously I can hear the difference is the spoken ones but I'm still not sure when I should be including it when translating.

August 26, 2019


I hope Duo accepts both with and without it, if that is your question. With it is formal.

September 9, 2019


Could not type Hebrew letters on keyboard.

September 16, 2019, 8:53 PM


You need to go into your keyboard settings and download the Hebrew keyboard

September 17, 2019, 12:24 AM


on your phone you need the Hebrew keyboard. So like I have an android and have English, French, and Hebrew Keyboards, I then hold the space bar and slide over to the one I want. On the computer you can just type "Hebrew Keyboard" into google and keep it open in a separate tab.

September 17, 2019, 7:08 PM
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