I thought that words like "close to something" and "far from something" are adverbs rather than adjectives, no?
They are prepositions, but the whole prepositional phrase in this case ('far from the snake') is functioning as an adjective.
For me it the sentence to translate was הילד רחוק מהנחש which does not have another ה at the beginning of the word for snake. That's why I don't understand why it's "the snake" and not "a snake".
Okay, so I've figured out now that I just don't understand what the מ signifies at the beginning of the word snake.
Snake is נחש, I think. But I'm learning too, but I think, it's because מנחש is already another word, but I don't know. מהנחש also comes up as serpent, maybe it's allegorical?
Again, child and boy is the same. Why don't you give it as correct? Or how can I find out, which one you want
I somewhat remembered "snake" when reading "מהנחש" but I wasn't so sure until I hovered with the mouse cursor.
I knew about the "מ" at the start of a word meaning "from". But I didn't know that you could have the "ה" particle after the "מ" one...
This is in the tips and notes.
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