"Ass" should be an accepted answer
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.
Is this the same as the name of Shechem's father?
Chamor = donkey
How would you say "this donkey" then?
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?
When my father got angry at me he was saying: חמור גדול
there is a wierd random recorded זה that sounds when you select זה after listening to the first recording