How does one distinguish between "this" (near) and "that" (far) objects in Hebrew? Thanks.
There is no good equivalent this/that pair in Hebrew. I don't think it is that necessary (Sapir-Whorf?). הזה means "this one", and ההוא can be used as "that one".
Thank you Pumbush and Sepharadit! Aside from the "that one" meaning, is there a literal meaning for "ההוא" in English?
This donkey or that one over there?
החמור הזה או ההוא שם?
But I think "that" is more common in English than "Hahu" in Hebrew, we don't use it a lot.
There isn't a good distinction between them because its mostly contextual.
Chamor = donkey
How would you say "this donkey" then?
Is this the same as the name of Shechem's father?
Is it me, or is the "ר" hard to hear?
Remanentes from the British mandate... ;-)
Should be completely audible
I'd been taught that the Hebrew ר is more of a guttural sound, quite in contrast to the alveolar r in English. So, that might have something to do with people having issues hearing it. Maybe.
I agree with Snommelp. The ר sounds the same as the "r" we have in French (I can clearly hear it at the end of the word), it's a voices uvular fricative (ʁ). Linguistics friends, correct me if I'm wrong :)
"זה חמור?" I wrote: "Is this an ass?" It should be accepted. An ass and a donkey are the exact same animal. Why is one answer accepted and the other does not?
The presenter mumbles. Could the voice instructions please be replaced by ones that are clearly annunciated?
there is a wierd random recorded זה that sounds when you select זה after listening to the first recording
"Ass" should be an accepted answer
When my father got angry at me he was saying: חמור גדול