If you're thinking this is a double entendre, it doesn't work. In Hebrew we call them "eggs" - ביצים.
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...
I believe he's talking about Russian, елда, which seems to be slang for a guy's you-know-what.
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)
I completely agree. Some of these recordings sound quite dissimilar to the pronunciation I would expect.
It is, however, quite a simple word using a "ז" that also introduces the "e" sound for the "א"
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!!
The word sees רואה was not an option to pick from in the exercise. Would the team kindly include it.
I entered ארגז instead of אגוז and was marked incorrect. I'm frustrated that this was not marked as a typo. Sometimes it seems arbitrary what is considered a typo vs. what is marked incorrect.
Generally when it does that, it's because the 'typo' is actually another word in the language / Duolingo's dictionary. In this case, it's part of a compound term (ארגז הכלים) meaning 'the toolbox'. https://www.duolingo.com/dictionary/Hebrew/%D7%90%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%96%20%D7%94%D7%9B%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D/db1249bf25629380d6fba18c82f4b554?query=%D7%90%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%96
FWIW, הכלים means 'the dishes' and, according to morfix, ארגז means crate or box. (http://www.morfix.co.il/en/%D7%90%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%96)
The link for the duolingo Hebrew dictionary is https://www.duolingo.com/dictionary/he There's a drop down list on the left hand side to change which language you're interested in.