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"הקברניט שוחֶה."

Translation:The captain swims.

June 25, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LinguaphileMD

Is there a difference between קפטן and קברניט?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Walrosse

No, I think they both originate from foreign languages.

The actual Hebrew word is "רב חובל" if we are talking about a ship's captain


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/houthakker72

Is the pronunciation correct ? (can't quite tell if this is voice recording or generated speech). The dictionary appears to suggest a hard ב (dagesh)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IngeborgHa14

Well, קַבַּרְנִיט is the more correct pronunciation, but for this old Greek loanword the pronunciation קְבַרְנִיט with a soft בֿ is also widespread.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SJEarnest

I hope his boat is ok!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BG8aa

”אוי לו לעולם שאבד מנהיגו ואוי לה לספינה שאבד קברניטה (בבא בתרא צא.)"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IngeborgHa14

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