"The girl sees a boy."

Translation:הילדה רואה ילד.

June 23, 2016

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Pronunciation: "Hayaldah roah yeled."


I am really finding enjoyment in learning hebrew. I never thought of learning a language. I have horrble short term memory, and kind of on the dyslexic side. But because of my desire to learn the bible better, (e.g. Gen 1) I started searching the web for what ever I could find to help me learn. I took over a year to learn the aleph-bet and vowel points. And then I memorized Gen 1:1-5. It seems my dyslexia made the right to left direction of the language a natural ability for me to learn. Then I found Duolingo, and that really made my learning explode. I am the kind of person who gives up easily if things get too difficult. So I can't believe that I have kept up with this as long as I have. But I can't get enough of learning hebrew. Thanks Duolingo!


I think you're the first person I've seen get to level 25 in Hebrew - impressive!


Hebrew is going to be the most difficult language I have tried but thankfully there is no accusative case, as in Esperanto.


Sorry to break it to you but Hebrew does-technically but not really have an Accusative. It's a preposition used before a definite direct object.

  • ha'yalda ro'ah yeled - The girl sees a boy
  • ha'yalda ro'ah et ha'yeled - The girl sees the boy


It's not an accusative case though. Just a marker for definite objects.


Thanks, I'll edit my answer


It would make me more secure if all the Hebrew sentences in Duolingo were transliterated with Latin letters. Then it would be easier to learn the vowels.


Cases make a language a lot easier and more logical.


Yeah. To be honest, it's sort of like how people are complaining that there are no written vowels in Hebrew; sometimes, simplifying things can make them more complicated in another way. lk, y cn stll ndrstnd wht 'm syng, bt t's mr dffclt.


MERRCEDES in Hebrew there are two main options to make a verb feminine - either with a ת or with a ה at the end. For example : eat - אוכל/אוכלת Give - נותן/נותנת Sit - יושב/יושבת Prepare - מכין/מכינה Explain - מסביר/מסבירה Lift - מרים/מרימה You will need to memorize which verb requires which suffix for the feminine form.


Wanderer134 For masculine - ro-eh and for feminine - ro-ah


What is the purpose of the רואה or the other option where the segol mark is beneath א?


That would be the male form of the verb


Girl sees boy. Boy doesn't see way, so boy is the way!


I typed הילדה רואה ילד but it was marked as wrong...


Are you sure? Try taking a screenshot next time it happens.


haven't you mistaken apostroph for Yod? that's what I did


Possibly because there is no period at the end?


Duolingo usually pays no attention to punctuation or capitalization. The one exception I can think of is when quotation marks were necessary for How does one say “hello”?


The same here. The letters was identic "but wrong"


why in the girl eats the verb ends en ת and with see we must write ה?In both case is "SHE"


Unfortunately, the ending simply isn't the same for every verb. In fact, in this case, the only difference between the masculine and feminine form of the verb is the vowel!


How would you prounce "sees" in it's masculine form?


I had a wrong character in every word (ת instead of ד and י instead of ו) and it still counted as correct, I just got a typo warning.


I think there's a problem...I tried all the three choices but they are all wrong...


There is also a possibility that more than one answer is correct in the multiple choice. Do you mean that you tried each individually? What were the choices that you were given?


it works for me.. maybe they fix it.


I cannot write in Hebrew as I don't have a Hebrew keyboard and so keep getting stuck at a particular level


Well, download a Hebrew keyboard, and you'll be able to proceed.


I did try to do that but couldn't figure out how!


Since each device is different, and there's no way of knowing which device you're using, you can try this sticky note: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/17767515 or simply google it.


Is there any 'rule' about the order of א and ו in a word? Kind of like i before e except after c? Seems like I am often mixing this up.


If you use the dictation button to enter the Hebrew words, then you don’t have to know the spelling because if you pronounce it properly, the correct spelling will automatically appear. Then after seeing the word in Hebrew dozens of times it should click in your memory.

When a vav appears in the middle or end of a word, it often indicates that the vowel is an oh or an u sound. If the vav appears at the beginning of a word, it usually indicates “and” which is always pronounced ve in colloquial Hebrew but in this course it is occasionally pronounced “u”.


Maybe it is my smartphone translator or I am miss pronounce the word 'sees' because many times l speak to ththe mic its writing something else. How do l use the hebrew keyboard on my phone?


Otherwise l am enjoying practising speaking and writing Hebrew even much faster and better than in ceryain classes. THANKS DUOLINGO


That was a dirty trick to play on beginners.

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