Why shouldn't it be "the pretty women" ? Or would that be הנשים היפות?
the women are pretty = הנשים יפות
the pretty women = הנשים היפות
Ahhh, so if the noun is definite, then the adjective needs to be definite too!
I know this is the grammar, but I keep forgetting!
Any tips to help remember the distinction?
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The beautiful women was also rejected. Is יפות not beautiful and pretty?
Yeh I'm with you
Ok so יפות and יפה have been translated as "beautiful" throughout all these lessons - all of a sudden i am wrong and its now translated as "pretty"??? Crazy. Besides, both english words mean basically tge same thing.
You need to know how to say both
You have to say the woman is pretty or the womans are pretty
"women", not "womans", which is incorrect English.
Why can't it be the woman are beautiful?
The womEn are beautiful.
Duolingo is very strict on not mixing womAn and womEn. I've lost count how many times I was dinged for making this mistake.
Due to audio, I feel my answer should be accepted to the audio only question. I wrote: הן נשים יפות.
Not really. Tha audio says "ha-nashim" - he pronounces the "A" in "ha" very clearly. Your example would make it "hen nashim".
How is "The women are handsome" wrong. The only difference in these lessons between handsome and pretty is in genders, which is absolute BS
Typically in English, "handsome" is not used for women.