Why is there an extra "ah" syllable on the second "coming"? Is it a feminine gender ending?
Yes Ba'a is feminine
How are you level 11 already?!?!?!?!
I'm a native speaker, taking the course for fun and because I wanted to help a little =)
Yeah, my Israeli friend said that an ah on the end of things denoted feminine gender
would it not contextually be the same to say that mom and dad are coming rather than dad is coming and mom is coming as two separate sentences?
My guess is that it's written this way to give the learner a chance to see the difference between the masculine form "ba" and the feminine form "ba'a"
Then it would be אמא ואבא באים.
Wait, why is "coming" masculine-plural in the sentence אמא ואבא באים? Is there a gender-neutral way of saying coming, or is ואבא the subject of that sentence?
I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure words conjugated with ים- are masculine plural?
The ים ending is for mixed groups and all male groups.
cough phrasing, boom
Does ו before a noun means 'and'?
Yes, before any word, not just nouns.
Note that there’s a difference between stressing the Ba vs Aa parts in the word BA-AA.
It makes the difference between "Comes" and "Came".
So does the masculine word come before the feminine word in typical Hebrew conversation? Or is it just how Duolingo orders the words?
Masculine word doesn't have to come first
Why is the conjunction vav pronounced as a "Z" instead "va"?
I don't hear "z". It's pronounced "ve" and that is what the recording says as well.
Duolingo has been judging totally correct answers as incorrect. Even when my answer is the same as the correct answer, word for for word, it is marked wrong. This has now happened several times.
Can I say ".אבא ואמא בא"?
No. בא is singular masculine, and you need plural, because there are two people. It would be אבא ואמא באים.
Ába ba ve-íma bá'a.
Why is the "A dad comes and a mom comes" translation wrong?
So, does 'ה' follow come when the subject is female?
Respondi igual que la resñuesta correcta y ño califica negativo