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"את אוהבת לחם וחלב."

Translation:You like bread and milk.

June 22, 2016



Duolingo, please insert the sound of pronunciation, because we have to learn how to spell the letter


it would help if 'at' and 'ata' were defined as female and male . especially because the 'a' ending in many european languages denotes female


The rules actually applies for Hebrew, mostly. But there are exceptions, this is a very notable one, as well as numbers (שבע is the feminine form and שבעה is the masculine form).


The numbers are difficult for me because of this, that they break the rule.


The hover hint now does mention (you sg. fem.) for את.


Whay is this "hover hint" that everyone's is talking about?


Place (hover) your finger, or mouse cursor over the words, the hints will appear -it is magic!


It's not like that in Hebrew :)


I wish it was like that in the torah.


clearly, which is why I said that it would be helpful to learners if that difference were emphasised!


oh, do you mean only the endings?


when we read the ב v אבא we read it aba but אוהב read it ohev


is is because in this word the pronunciation is different. The א is used for as a placeholder and can have different sounds because the vocals that you don't write in Hebrew make out how it will sound. in this case, אַבא has an a sound vocal that you can see now beneath it but in Israel, you don't write with them if you are not a child. here is this word אוֹהב ( to love) you have the sound "o" because it would be written with a vocal of the sound "o" on top of the second letter ( the little dot). this is really the difficult part of the Hebrew language because you don't have the little dots and strokes underneath the letters in the everyday language. you just have to memorize wichh combinations of wich letters means what.


Like is not אוהבת Like=מחבבת


Like v Love what is the difference is spelling?


Hebrew doesn't really have a separate word for "like". It's both אוהב/אוהבת. There are alternatives but they're rarely used.


What is the point of the fem. option. I tried putting you fem. and it was marked wrong


It's just informational. את is the feminine form of "you" and would not be used for men.

You don't actually write the (fem) in English


Since we are English speakers, we know that "fem." is not normally written. But since it's there, it seemed obvious it was meant to be used, to show that I knew the Hebrew form was feminine. But clearly that's not the case. So why is it there?


I did the same, and wondered the same.


Does anyone know why bread and milk use ח rather than ה?


Why should it be ה? The same question could be asked about the word "bread" - why is it not spelled "bred"? Or why isn't "milk" spelled "meelk"?!


Thanks for the helpful response. I was just a bit confused because I thought was an "h" sound, and wasn't sure where ח, fit in. That's more of a "ch" sound right?


Yes, ה is the "h" sound and ח and כ/ך are the "kh" or "ch" sound, depending on how you transliterate them. (note: כ can also be a "k" sound)


That's brilliant, thanks for that. Looks like I've been "mishearing" it slightly. Had me really puzzled.


If you look at both letters you see one has a gap and one doesn't.


Whats the difference between "milk and bread" and "bread and milk"?


Man, it would be great if you could slow down the spoken words


it only gave the option to type in Hebrew. have an English keyboard and cant do that


You need to download the Hebrew keyboard or use a virtual one.


I open DuoLingo to find that my XP has been docked 10pts because i didnt practice my first lesson (which I competed to level 5, with a gold emblem.) now you guys are taking 10 points away from me unless i the practice this? Please, confirm that this is how you truly want to treat your user base before replying to me. i will be leaving a wholly negative review and I will delete this application entierelt if you take xp away from me for "not practicing".


Writing in this thread, you are addressing other learners, not Duolingo itself. Nobody from Duo will see your post in here.

Duolingo doesn't take away points for not practicing. Not sure where you got that from. Maybe tour internet connection glitched for a moment, and it didn't record your lesson. It happens.


I like milk and bread is the same thing as I like bread and milk.


Obviously, it isn't the same thing, otherwise they would have accepted your answer.


This time I was able to give the answer but please send listening exercises back


"at ohevet lehem vehalav" is my answer... I am not able to use Hebrew script at this time.


What is this 'fem.' means? If it is 'feminine' then why any answer using this word in any order is incorrect?

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