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"לךְ יש חלב, לא?"

Translation:You have milk, don't you?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kiyoung_Lee
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Is is okay to change the order of yesh and l- ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arielbend
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Yes

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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Yes but it removes the emphasis from the owner. For example, I would say:

  • לך יש חלב, לי יש גרנולה
  • You have milk, I have granola
2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YuliaGulko1

i think it should be : יש לך חלב, לא?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoxdBM

There's no difference. Word order is a lot less important in Hebrew.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Irashana

Can you give an example? In English, I'm thinking, for example, if one said, "You are not going out until you do your homework." or "When you're done your homework, you can go out." If Mom is speaking, in the first instance, it sounds like a big-time command! Focus and emphasis on that "you". In the second instance, "When you're done..." sounds a lot less threatening, like, you know, a mom that's a push over. Or, at least in a good enough mood to be able to bargain with her. So, it would be interesting to see such an example in Hebrew.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NaftaliFri1
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The part that comes first is generally, but not necessarily, emphasized.

Tone of speech can can matter.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Irashana

Yes. Thank you very much for your reply. It's clear, the more we learn, the more we understand how much we don't know. The mechanics of language are much more than mere mechanics.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yammesicka

Both are OK, but it does matter a bit. לך יש חלב - sounds like a bit of emphasizing the "לך" part.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GTCorey
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is there any difference when you order it this way compared to יש לך

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NaftaliFri1
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Putting the לך first would usually, but not necessarily, imply emphasis on the you. Otherwise, the regular way is to start with יש.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaraDP1

In different places it says יש is either I have or there is.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NaftaliFri1
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It indicates existence. Of being or of possession.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gbauhr
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"You have milk, haven't you?" was not accepted. Isn't this tag question the most natural one?

4 months ago