I'm doing a "strengthen your skills" exercize and this sentence shows up. We haven't had the Hebrew translation of "in" yet, but on hovering over the words I get that putting "be" in front of a word, does the trick (and I assume "be" and "ha" become ba in the pronunciation?). What I don't understand is why "at" isn't in front of the word coffee now. Can perhaps someone who's more advanced in Hebrew explain this to me? :)
Maybe there's no "et" before "coffee" here because coffee does not act as a direct object here. The noun coffee has not been acted upon (very similar to ARABIC ).
I think "ב" in the בקפה means "in" in English. אין = there is no שוקולד = chocolate בקפה = in the coffee
Why it's "in the coffee" and not in coffee? Because that's how we say it in correct English I assume.
Few examples the uses of "ב" letter:
בישראל = in Israel בבוקר = in the morning בבית = in the house And so on.
I'm afraid I can't be of much help with the Hebrew, but you can use both 'in the coffee' or 'in coffee' in English. The version you prefer, 'there is no chocolate in coffee', means that coffee itself, as a rule or by nature, doesn't contain chocolate. Coffee contains certain ingredients and chocolate isn't one of them. The other option, 'there is no chocolate in the coffee', means that you've got a cup of coffee in front of you and that specific cup doesn't contain chocolate (although you asked for it, for instance). I hope that clarifies things.
I have not yet been instructed in the use of ב before objects. It seems odd to flag me with a typographical error for something in a lesson I have not reached yet.
I can not hover over the words to get the translation. Are you using the mobile or pc version?
I always use the pc version, so perhaps that might explain things. But maybe Duolingo just has a bug ;)
I have the same question. Why isn't this translated as "There is no chocolate in coffee"?
I dont understand how you get "chocolate in the coffee " from that. Why isnt it "chocolate coffee?"
Surprise grammar! ב when prefixed to a word means 'in' or 'in the'. And other things.