"The dove is coming."
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
It comes down to memorizing, like any gender oriented language. Keep practicing!
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
In Hebrew, there is no schwa sound, no 'uh.' היונה is sounded as hayonah, instead of hayonuh.
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.
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?
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