"Mom and dad?"
Eh, it comes differently for each person. I'm a native English speaker and Hebrew is a breeze for me. Just keep on trying though! You'll get the hang of it if you study hard :)
It is ok for me... although I have been taking lessons on how to read it with vowels for about 7 years. And writing it is easier in script.
its very hard to write its going to take forever to learn the alphabet its a real struggle to type and then i make a mistake and then i lose patience
I am coming from the Japanese lessons and writing Hebrew seems like a piece of cake now :D
Haha i cant wait for when it comes to the desktop version i really want to try Japanese i hope i can make it i took a break from Hebrew to focus on easier ones but there is just so much cool Japanese stuff that im willing to work harder for it than with Hebrew
Start writing the letters slowly, on paper, rather than just trying to remember them on the keyboard. This might help a lot.
(rewrite each letter many times and imagine its sound in relation to its shape until you've grasped some rigid sound-shape relation about each letter)
I would agree with you for some alphabets, but the written Hebrew letters don't look much like the print ones. So the one skill wouldn't enforce another much. I found flashcards (i.e. Memrise) to be fairly effective for the Hebrew alphabet. In fact, it's just a matter of several hours. Once you don't make mistakes with the flashcards, it's fairly easy to start slowly using the keyboard.
I found it helpful to keep a chart in front of me with the letters and their sounds and guess how a word would sound before I heard it. It was difficult, but after a while I found that I could normally (>75%) guess the exact pronounciation of new words before I heard them.
We do the same thing in English...just imagine that האם is like using "do" or "does" in a question in English. You have to have a verb in the question to use "does", and the answer should be yes or no. Next time you see a sentence where האם is used you can verify this.
There are plenty of questions that include האם but would not fit with do/does in English. In another thread it was said that האם is used to clarify that something is a question vs. a statement.
Can the app just freaking tell me why? I have no training... isnt that the point? To tell me how this language goes.
I feel you, duolingo doesnt give much background, I see this place more as to practice or learn new vocabulary. Try and look up some places online for how Hebrew works, it follows a different writing system- the abgad/abjad writing system, where they don't include (most) vowels. Take a look at this site for help also: http://www.teachmehebrew.com/
No, as most spoken Hebrew doesn't show vowels. It would just confuse you more. If you want to read Hebrew when you don't know what it means, well.. then you need vowels.
I didn't get the problem. .
Most of the things seem well-planned in this course, to me.
How do you get the Hebrew alphabet on your computer?
Thanks in advance.
Well i don’t really get why they do that they don’t teach you how to right it I guess