I am never is sure whether it is "eat cakes" or "are eating cakes." Are they interchangeable? Is it the same in Hebrew?
Completely identical. For this reason, Israelis have a hard time understanding when to use the progressive (ing) and the simple.
Yeah, at least they were in Classical Hebrew. I'm guessing it's the same case here because it doesn't mark you as wrong.
אני רוצה לאכול עוגות
I want to eat cakes.
אני רוצה לאכול את העוגות
I want to eat the cakes.
Et is only used with definite objects, like here, "the" cakes.
Thanks I got it. That was a mere typo. The message went off, before I had corrected :D But this is really great, to have all your efforts and corrections so so speedily. It definitely encourages us to learn your language.
Giant, fruit and vegetable cakes: http://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/adorable-elephant-blows-out-56-candles-on-birthday-cake-1661241 ; http://www.kptv.com/story/28801738/oregon-zoos-iconic-elephant-packy-turns-53-years-old