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"הילדים צופים בי."

Translation:The children watch me.

June 24, 2016



... why does this sound so sinister to me??


In Hebrew לצפות (litzpot) can't be used in the sense of following/stalking. It just means to watch, as in watch TV. Other meanings include 'to predict', 'to expect' and 'to cover', but those are usually used in "heavy" form (letzapot).


Well that's actually a relief LOL makes this sentence a lot less creepy ;) thanks :)


It's your mind. I am giving a woodcarving demonstration in primary school. The children are watching me.


Yeled means a male child. In English we call this a boy. They could use Na'arim if they wanted to mean just youth, but they use yeled and count it wrong to use boy. Am I mistaken here?


Did you use boy or boys? I suppose boys. Still ילדים can be boys and girls together so strictly speaking children would always be correct while boys would be right sometimes. If I hear or read ילדים i immediately think "children".


But shouldn't all correct translations be accepted? Couldn't the person saying this be talking about some boys?


Good point. You should submit your response in "Report a Problem". I have done that and the people creating the lessons replied to me when they accepted my response. They are looking for your help.


Oh I do, I know it's still in Beta so when I am 99+ percent sure I am right I report it.


Why is it "הילדים צופים בי." and not "הילדים צופים אותי."?


As I understand the verb לצפות goes with ב. I watch TV - אני צופה בטלויזיה.


Because (and mind you I'm learning too) oti is: with me. Bi, at me.


No, "with me" is אִתִּי‎ [iti], ‎אוֹתִי is the direct object ("me").


The word צופים means watch (plural verb) and scouts (plural noun) as in Israeli Scouts? (We used to have Israeli Scouts at the summer camp I went to.)


Yes, that is right, you can be a נַ֫ער צוֹפֶה in the צוֹפֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵל. But in the sentence here צוֹפִים is obviously the verb watch (The children scouts in me does not make sense).

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