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"אמא ואבא."

Translation:Mom and dad.

June 21, 2016



'Ve' also means 'and' in Turkish!


Is ו put at the beginning of a word to show "and"? If the sentence was "the mom and the dad," would it be written "האמא והאבא"? How do definite articles tag onto "and," and, are all Hebrew conjunctions similar? Thanks so much!


Is ו put at the beginning of a word to show "and"?


If the sentence was "the mom and the dad," would it be written "האמא והאבא"?


How do definite articles tag onto "and"?

It seems like you got it :)

Are all Hebrew conjunctions similar?

No - most of them are words.


I also would like to know this. Would "ומים" be "and water"?


Please could you allow the English version of mom, mum, as a correct version too


Yes! I agree - please do. It should be allowed. I have written 'Mum' for all of the other sentences so far and they were correct but this one wasn't. So also it needs to be consistent.


I learned the Hebrew alphabet before doing the duolingo course and it helped a lot Aleph - Glottal Stop (Uh), sound depends on niqqud- א Bet - B with daghesh, V without - ב Gimmel - G - ג Dalet - D - ד Hey - H, closed end - ה Vav - V, some niqqud = O, U - ו Zayin - Z - ז Het - Hard H - ח Tet - T - ט Yod - Y, niqqud = I - י Kaf - K with daghesh, Het sound without - כך Lamed - L - ל Mem - M - מם Nun - N - נן Samekh - S - ס Ayin - Voiced Pharyngeal Fricative (if anyone knows what that even means), vowel sound depends on niqqud like aleph - ע Pey -P with daghesh, F without - פף Tsade - Ts, Tz - צץ Qof - Q, K - ק Resh - R - ר Sin, Shin - S with daghesh on left, Sh with daghesh on right - ש Tav - T with daghesh, Th without - ת Some letters have a sofit form, or ending form, when they are at the end of a word - Those are the double letters up in the alphabet. Niqqud are "vowel points", which when put around a letter, make the letter say its sound plus the niqqud sound (Bet + A niqqud = Ba, Aleph + E niqqud = E). Uh Niqqud is line under letter, Ah niqqud is T under letter, Eh niqqud is two dots under, Ey is three dots in triangle, Oh is dot upper left next to vav, U is dot middle left next to vav or three dots like rotated … under letter. Daghesh is dot in letter that determines initial letter sound. Unfortunately, Duolingo does not have niqud or daghesh, which are learning symbols. Hope this helps :) And only things with - are linked in this post not things with space


Where is the "and" there is only "or" and why you dont teach letters and sounds first?


I think you're confusing או with -ו.
אמא או אבא
ima o aba
mother or father
אמא ואבא
ima ve'aba
mother and father

And on that second part: good question. I think they're trying to do that with "אבא בא" and "האם אהבה באה" etc., although it doesn't look like it's working for everyone. I recommend looking up a chart or busting out some flashcards. [2019/03/25]


The "vav" "ו" attached to "אמא" is the "and" in the sentence. It is always attached to the word that follows it.


Why is "A mother and a father," including the indefinite article in English, not correct?


How do you pronounce ,"mom and dad" vs "mom is coming"? 1st one is ima ve aba.... Then the next one is ima baa..?



Mom and dad - ima ve-aba

Mom is coming - ima ba'a


I can't find the letter "ו" on the Hebrew keyboard at https://www.branah.com/hebrew, can someone help?


It is the top right hand corner , showing as u in English.


why is it translated as mom and dad?


אמא = mom ואבא = and dad


thanks a lot! i love it to learn hebrew 1


How do i get a Hebrew font to type with ? :0


Branah.com/Hebrew is what I use I am also learning Russian and greek and it has those to


use Branah.com it is a hebrew keyboard


How do i get a hebrew keyboard on my english samsung

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