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"Are you coming?"

Translation:אתה בא?

June 23, 2016



Out of את and אתה which is masculine, which is feminine?


At is feminine, ata is masculine. Note that in Hebrew the 'a' ending usually denotes a feminine word, though not in this case.




no Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


את = feminine אתה = masculin


The first one with a but the second one without a


Masculine= את Feminine= אתה


Just kidding opposite way


את = masculine אתה = feminine


אתה-masculine את-feminine


What is the difference between בא and באה?


Gender. בא is masculine, באה is feminine.


Nope! Not right! The opposite! This only concerms me because of the amount of upvotes it has. Please know it's wrong (as you can see from the other comments in this sentence discussion).


No, JoxdBM is correct. בא is masculine and באה is feminine. (unless their post had previously been wrong and was edited after you wrote your post)


Is את באה feminine, and אתה בא masculine??? This is so confusing, can someone explain please.


it is explained in previous comments :) but you are correct.


Yes, it is. Hebrew has a few "grammar buildings" that show how to use genders and stuff... Once when you get it, it's pretty easy! Just never give up learning Hebrew ;)


I share antonionjack's confusion. If ה denotes feminine, wouldn't it be correct to say את בא for masculine and אתה באה for feminine?


Hebrew has some exceptions to this rule. Numbers are the same way ( 3 as masculine is שלושה and femanine is שלוש)


So??? How is this teaching me anything if i dont know any of the letters?


Study the alef bet for a time before doing this, you wont really learn without understanding how they function.


I answered this with "האם אתה בא". It said I was correct verses the other solution. What is the difference? Was I writing the more formal way verses this answer of "אתה בא" being informal?


your answer should be correct. "האם אתה בא" is too formal


Yeah, like I said it showed it to me as correct, I was just wondering whether formal or informal.


in general "האם" is too formal


So a native wouldn't ever say it? I don't mean to sound redundant about the matter. I have a background in German, and in German there are phrases you would say to your friends and then of course you would formal it up if you were to talk to someone you didn't know or someone of high regard.

Edit: In fact I just went back on some of the lessons and found the exact phrase ״האם אתה בא״ used in lesson four of Letters 1. So I guess I'm a bit confused when you say it's too formal


im talking about what will happened if you come to Israel and start using this word. we just omit it because the way you ask the question makes the word not necessary. you say "Ata Ba?" for "are you coming/do you come?". but you'll see this word in writings: newspapers, literature and formal letters or announcements.


You can, but most people in Israel just don't say that lmao


The thing is that I did just like you answered and it said that I was wrong.


It would be very helpful to include the audio when you select the different words/phrases. Please consider adding this feature. It has be very useful in learning other languages on Duolingo.


I found an error. The אתה is the wrong form here, and the right answer here is completely different.


Masculine is אתה בא. Femanine is את באה. Both are accepted.


are this the only letters needed to learn Hebrew, but even then I am still confused. Just this simple question how many times did my answer fail.


I just guessed and 1st time right


How do I pronounce the masculine you?


So this is את באה because there is no בא on the options, is this correct?


Seems to me to be a bug.


It's not, once there is an "את" you should say "באה"


Yes, Calvin. You're correct. Since the masculine בא was not included in the choices, it had to be the feminine conjugation. It is not a bug.


את באה - Is for female אתה בא - Is for male


The translation given in the lesson/test isDIFFERENT from the one given in this forum. The other one was: "Correct solution: האם את באה?" ("tsk,tsk..." on this one...)


what is the difference between האם and הים


הים isn't true if you meant 'is" or something


Could the answer also be "אתה בא" since "You" is not truly specified?


Yes it could also be אתה בא.


It can be to אתה בא


I have a keyboard question. I've done a querty conversion which means that it doesn't correctly spell a word like water with a first m and final m (to say nothing of an alef or an ayin). Is there a system that works better? At the moment my goal is to be able to read more fluently rather than to spell correctly or take on much new vocab.


using shift will give you final letter (for m, p, and other)


Probably by gender of verb?


could not type in hebrew. I could not type in hebrew. how can change my keyboard to hebrew

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    I faced the same problem. I started copying the Hebrew into word pad and copying it back when asked for it. To change the keyboard you'd have to have the Hebrew font and change the keys on your keyboard.


    The prompt says are you coming. It doesnt specify masc or fem. All necessary parts are available for masc and fem.


    Apparently there are many ways to say this; the two Correct Solutions at the bottom of the question page are different than the answer given on this page, which is the only one containing only words in the pick list. Or a couple people have suggested there is an error? I got it wrong, but glad I'm not as out to lunch as I'd first thought. I'm wrong a lot though still, and hope I won't have to go to every comment thread to find the right corresponding answers.


    It's not a bad as you may be thinking at this point. There are only four ways to say "you" in Hebrew: Masc. Sg., Fem. Sg., Masc. Pl., and Fem. Pl. We have only been taught the singular so far. Don't even worry about the plurals. They're easy anyway. "Are you coming?" m. sg is "?אתה בה" / "a'tah ba?" and f. sg. is "?את באה" / "at ba'ah?"
    Any of the correct "you"s will be accepted as being correct.


    Does anyone have any tips on how to get better at Hebrew, cause I don't do good at the language?


    Why do they show me two different ways to say the same thing, and then one is marked wrong? You don't have to know Hebrew to know they are either both right or both wrong. אתה בא? are you coming? I was marked correct for answering it another way, with 3 words just before this.


    i'm confused between these two sentences: and אתה בא - את באה , duolingo tells me both are valid, similar but I don't understand yet what is the funcion of the ה , when it is more correct to be used or what it means depending on which word or order it is put. :c


    "at ba'ah?" is the feminine singular form of "Are you coming?" "a'tah ba" is masculine form of "Are you coming?" The letter "hay" that you are asking makes the "h" sound. There are different forms of verb conjugations in Hebrew, just like Spanish, for instance, has different forms of conjugations for "-ar, -er, and -ir verbs. One verb form in Hebrew has an "-ah" sound for feminine singular verbs, so you will see the letter "hay" at the end of those verbs, like here for "ba'ah". The pronouns for "you", which are not verbs, sometimes confuse people because the masculine pronoun for"you" ends in "hay" but the feminine pronoun does not. Why? Just because that is the way it is. I hope this explanation helps you.


    What needs to be determined is, what gender is speaking to what gender. (ה)אב is obviously male or female, but what gender would use it toward what gender?


    The gender of the person asking this question doesn't change the sentence structure. What matters is the gender of the person to whom you're speaking. Is the "you" to whom you're speaking male or female? In this sentence, the "you" is female: at ba'ah?


    Thank you very much for your responses. They've helped A LOT.


    Aba will always be masculain u cant change that no the verb would not be feminin they are separate

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      Is there a chance I could get a word bank or some Hebrew letters to choose from? I feel like cheating for copying and pasting from another app.


      So why don't you download the Hebrew keyboard then?

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        Where do I find this option? Arabic and Portuguese characters appear without downloading anything. Thank you for your help.


        Since I have no idea what device you are using, you can google it - how to add Hebrew keyboard to [insert name of your device].

        For Portuguese you don't need other characters, as it also uses Latin letters. However, for Arabic you also need to have Arabic keyboard.


        The masculine form of coming "בא", wasn't even an option for me to choose, so I chose the feminine one and it counted it as a typo.


        There is no tile for "בא"


        Maybe use the keyboard then?


        I do not have a Hebrew keyboard and there is no option of using a virtual keyboard on the page.


        On my iPhone, I went to settings, pressed General, pressed keyboard and then selected Hebrew.

        If this doesn’t work, you can Google “how do I get a virtual keyboard on my iPad or iPhone 10?” or whatever device you’re using.

        If that doesn’t work, there are literally hundreds of comments helping other people on the Duolingo forum who have asked how to install a keyboard. You should be able to get help there. Good luck!


        Thank you - I use a chromebook, don't have an iPhone. I will try your suggestion.


        Good luck Rebekah! In Hebrew...behatslakha. (בהצלחה רבקה!)

        I copy and pasted that from Google Translate. When I first started this course, I couldn’t figure out how to get the Hebrew keyboard, so for more than a week I copy and pasted all my answers from Google translate. That was a good stopgap measure.


        Should I add ה to the end of אבה? Because if I mark it feminine shouldn't the verb be feminine too?


        I don't quite understand what you mean, so I will write both genders here. It goes like this:

        Masculine: אתה בא

        Feminine: את באה




        Answer was right.


        i can't hear the audio ,it wont




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        How do you remember what letter is wich?!


        There I am confused


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