"I do eat bread."
Translation:אני כן אוכל לחם.
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I see everybody is upvoting pesach9 and commenting in his support. But he is wrong. He said - "I don't think I have ever heard it said like that". If he hasn't heard it, it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
This sentence is correct! The כן is used for emphasis, like "do" in the English sentence. In a parallel discussion to this one, a Hebrew native speaker confirmed that this is indeed correct phrasing.
By suggesting that "כן אני אוכל לחם" and "אני כן אוכל לחם" are equivalent (or that only the former is correct), pesach9 shows the basic confusion about this exercise. Although both sentences assert the same fact, they work as replies for two different situations.
~ If asked "Do you eat bread?", one may answer "כן אני אוכל לחם" "Yes I eat bread". This is a simple answer to a routine inquiry.
~ If told "You don't eat bread!", one may say "אני כן אוכל לחם" "I DO eat bread!". This is an emphatic correction of a rejected assertion.
I guess the use of the word כן here has the same nuance it has for us in Spanish. In a context where most of people around me do not eat bread or someone is implying that no one present eats bread I would say "Yo sí como pan." In other words, that amongst all the people in the group where the conversation is taking place (even if it is only two people) I emphasize that unlike the others, I DO eat bread.
אני כן אוכלת לחם I have been told that there is a typo in this but, being female, I have used the feminine ending, so why is this regarded as a typo? It makes sense for me to learn to use the appropriate ending?Perhaps just an error as I have chosen to type the feminine verb ending before and not been told there was a typo?
If you submit אני כן אוכלת לחם and it's rejected, please use the flag/report button to notify the developers that your answer should be accepted. There is no guarantee when or if they'll fix it, though, especially with all the other issues.
Of course, if you get a "Type what you hear" exercise, then you don't get to choose the gender.
Sorry, I didn't understand your arguments. I also do not would use do in English what should the do mean?! I am a German native speaker an I don't understand it. If I use the exact English words (with do) to translate it to Hebrew I see the ken but it makes no sense for me if I translate the excat English to German there is no difference to the same words without a do - so in the back translation the do is missing and when I translate this text from the back translation or if I use German there is no ken in the Hebrew. So sorry but your explanations makes no sense to me I don't understand it, sorry. Maybe here is a German that can explain it to me. I can try to ask my wife, she speaks German, English and Hebrew (German and Hebrew native) but she has dyslexia so I think she cannot explain it.
There isn't a direct translation into German. The closest to it would be using "doch". Imagine this exchange:
A: Isst du kein Brot? = אתה לא אוכל לחם? = Don't you eat bread? B: Doch, ich esse Brot! = אני כן אוכל לחם! = I do eat bread!
The word כן here is used to disprove the previous negative statement. The same goes for the English "do".