If you're thinking this is a double entendre, it doesn't work. In Hebrew we call them "eggs" - ביצים.
The same goes for Yiddish.
And Spanish. Everyone seems to think they have bigger ones than English speakers do.
Actually we say balls a lot more than nuts.
Ditto in Eastern Slavic languages!
BTW, in the said languages "yeldá" is a very offensive term...
What is "yelda", and which languages in particular?
Why and how offensive ?
I believe he's talking about Russian, елда, which seems to be slang for a guy's you-know-what.
I wish Yiddish was an option to learn in Duolingo.
Yiddish course will be added to Duolingo at 31.12.2020
While we are on the subject of double entendre, is the Hebrew word for "nut" ever used to mean "crazy person"?
No.... the only idiom for crazy I can think of right now that has an English equivalent is "go off the rails" - ירד מהפסים (though I'm sure there are more)
Yes. You could call a crazy person a "nut job" or something that is crazy "nuts".
Did not hear the ר
I completely agree. Some of these recordings sound quite dissimilar to the pronunciation I would expect.
i think "nut" is not a word very useful at the beginning ...
It is, however, quite a simple word using a "ז" that also introduces the "e" sound for the "א"
agreed, same with "truck" and "rice" ffs
Can someone help me with the pronunciation of רואה, please?
ro-ah for feminine subject, ro-eh for masculine
ha-yaldá ro'á egóz.
walnut is correct
Walnut is אגוז מלך
Would that literally be "king nut" ?
that's funny made me laugh out loud for hours!!!!!!!!
Why an answer without article "a" before the "nut" counts as wrong? Is it that important?
Yes, actually. Using the words “a”/“an” and “the” correctly is an incredibly basic and important part of speaking English correctly.
yeah "the girl sees nut" sounds very wrong in English...gotta have that indefinite article!!
Anyone know how to get the diacritic markings using a floating keyboard on a tablet? I have the Hebrew keyboard but can't get the little markings to change masc. vs fem. verb forms.
Fonetic is a incorrect
What do you mean?