Does this הולכת have some basic form? Or is it a basic form? How should I distinguish it when it comes to verbs?
PS I know this surely will be taught in future lessons but it would be easier to remember the verbs if I roughly knew how they behave instead of being confused when some new form appears.
Basic form of Hebrew verbs - singular, masculine, past tense. ה.ל.כ (as in הלך - he walked - singular, masculine, past tense) is the basic form of הולכת. (computer don't mess up my Hebrew, pleaseeeee!) א.ה.ב is the basic form of אוהבת. (lalala) כ.ת.ב is the basic form of כותבת. (lalala) ש.ב.ר is the basic form of שוברת. This form is called a שורש, a root. You will learn it gradually if you'd carry on with Hebrew (:
I've heard about it but I'd always thought that only short vowels are modified inside the root (hence the spelling of the stem is the same). Now I can see the general pattern. Thank you!
PS God, this damn Hebrew formatting... :) I don't think I'll be able to find out how it works by the time I finish the tree.
i אני : (male) = root word /(female) = root word + ת
you singular: (male אתה) = root word/ (female את) = root word + ת
you plural: (male אתם) = root word + ים/ (female אתן) = root word + ות (also applies for "them" (male הם and female הן) and for "we" אנחנו
the root word is pretty much always the masculine form