The way i would explain the difference: if good luck has fallen upon you, someone would say to you 'congratulations'. מזל טוב. If you want to wish someone good luck in the future, then בהצלחה
Can that also mean 'good luck, Tal'?
You are right that literally is means good luck, but if you want to wish someone good luck (for example before a test or a performance) you would use בהצלחה.
Thank you very much for your explanation!
Mazal tov, Tal.
I have sometimes heard "mazel tov" instead of "mazal tov". What's the difference? Could it have something to do with the male/female form or is it just pronunciation?
Mazel tov is the pronunciation in Yiddish which is related to Hebrew but actually a distinct language
תודה רבא. I'M lear Hebrew but grew up with some Yiddish. Thank you for clarifying that finally.
It's just pronunciation or different accents.
מזל טוב, טל!
Just wondering, is Tal a popular guy, girl, or neutral name?
Heather, the name Tal is unisex.
I said Congrats Tal. That should be accepted.
Yes but that is slang.
Can't it be congrats Tal
Congrats is an abbreviation of congratulations
Usually Duolingo doesn’t accept abbrev. :)
My exercise show the word (TOV - טוב)... Don't have an option טל
I typed in Hebrew by mistake, usually it gives warning but this time it said incorrect answer
Wow what kind of hebrew ar you teaching us .1.בהצלחה means with success. 2. Cograt means congradulation for a job well done 3 .מזל טוב means good luck
It's Hebrew spoken by native speakers...