"הסיר, יש בתוכו מרק?"

Translation:The pot, is there soup inside it?

June 22, 2016

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/alHadzya

Perhaps, "Is there soup inside the pot?" I have no idea what to make of "The pot, is there soup inside it?" Are you asking the pot? It is just very poor English.

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rattyjol

It's topicalization! It sounds perfectly fine to me, though it's a little funny out of context. I'm not a native speaker of Hebrew but I believe the Hebrew is also topicalized, so if you were saying "Is there soup inside the pot?" it would be a bit different.

July 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/marcelopmeireles

I didn't think that way, but it can be indeed undestood as a vocative. It is still unatural though.

January 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Marmalade_B

I grew up speaking Hebrew, and whilst "The pot, is there inside soup?" Is not as bizzar as it is in English, I would always have asked "Is there soup inside the pot" or "Is there in pot soup?" יש מרק בסיר?/ יש בסיר מרק? Though that could be quick/shorthand Hebrew

July 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/sashbunn

"The pot, is there soup inside?" should also be accepted I think. (Without "it" at the end.)

August 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Allan892482

I understand that the sentence is idiomatic Hebrew but you'd never structure it that way in English

August 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rBhr5

English speakers would be unlikely to speak of soup being 'inside' a pot. Soup is usually IN the pot, not inside it (it's not exactly wrong, just uncolloquial).

June 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TeribleTeri

This is bad. This is the equivalent of using those fridge magnet kits to make sentences. Like fun with Yiddish.

ACTUALLY, This reminds me of the way Yiddish speakers used to speak English. The trash, you want I should take it out?....
(Understandable, but not for English to Hebrew).

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-linguists-are-fascinated-by-the-american-jewish-accent

June 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NatashaSha386361

What's wrong with "Is there soup in the pot"?

July 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HTIKVA

it is bizarre in english, I would simply ask; Is there any soup? no mentioning the pot whatsoever, if anything I would ask what's in the pot?

October 22, 2018
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