"האם הן טובות?"

Translation:Are they good?

June 22, 2016

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Do you put האם before every question?

November 23, 2016

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No, "האם" isn't necessary. You could say "?הן טובות" and by the inflection of your voice it would be a question not a statement. By adding "האם" you are making it more obviously a question. I'd say it's more common when speaking to leave the "האם" off. :)

November 23, 2016

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Right. It's very often left off in speech. This is similar to English: "they're good?" can be substituted for "are they good?", except that in English it doesn't make it shorter. But you can leave it on. It won't make you sound pretentious.

In writing don't leave it off. It comes off as uneducated.

December 14, 2016

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Thank you, thank you!

November 28, 2016

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My pleasure!

November 28, 2016
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