"Which language is that? Spanish or German?"

Translation:איזו שפה זאת? ספרדית או גרמנית?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Alex387130

how come "זאת" and "זו" is interchangeable in this case?

2 years ago

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Right now I can't think where they wouldn't be interchangeable.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex387130

for this sentence, a correct additional translation was "איזה שפה זו". when is "זו" used?

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AlmogL
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Actually, איזה שפה זו is not so good, it should be איזו שפה זו, although in spoken Hebrew it would occur. איזו שפה זו/איזו שפה זאת are both fine, זו sounds more literary, זאת more colloquial.

2 years ago

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Actually, the Acadamy of Hebrew Language states זאת and זו are interchangeable. http://hebrew-academy.org.il/2010/03/25/%D7%96%D7%90%D7%AA-%D7%95%D7%96%D7%95-%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%94-%D7%95%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%95/

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