"The dove is coming."

Translation:היונה באה.

June 24, 2016



how can i know the gender of the noun in this course (if i'm not sure what verb form to choose)? It would be convebient if it is written in the pop-up help menu with translations

June 24, 2016


Usually, words that end in ה are feminine.

September 17, 2017


It comes down to memorizing, like any gender oriented language. Keep practicing!

July 3, 2016


As a general rule, words ending with ה or ת are feminine

June 16, 2018


General rule is if ends with the letter ת, or the sound "uh" and the letter ה, it's feminine. There's a few exceptions though

December 16, 2016


In Hebrew, there is no schwa sound, no 'uh.' היונה is sounded as hayonah, instead of hayonuh.

September 17, 2017


This getting political so quickly

August 18, 2016


Explain, please.

September 17, 2017


it's a joke about doves vs hawks (against war vs pro-war)

September 21, 2018


How do you know the tense of a sentence?

July 19, 2016


Verbs have different constructions confirming to tenses.

In this specific example, however, both past and present are identical. You would need context do differentiate.

In ancient Hebrew the stress would be on the last syllable to indicate present tense, but today both are spoken the same, with stress on the first syllable.

July 19, 2016


Duolingo says that באה is translated as come, is coming, in the present tense, but Google Translate says that באה is translated as came, in the past tense. What's going on?

September 17, 2017


Both words בא/באה are pronounced and written the same in both tenses pas and present. The difference isn't audiable. In Hebrew there is what's called 'Nikkud' which is a group of signs that are added to a letter to help the reader pronouncing it right. There is a difference of the Nikkud in the past vs present forms

October 9, 2017


can "the dove is coming" be translated as היונה בא and as היונה באה?

March 14, 2018


"Dove" is a feminine noun so you would use a feminine verb with it. In this case, the verb would be "באה".

February 11, 2019
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