"You have love!"

Translation:יש לך אהבה!

June 28, 2016

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Why is the masculine form wrong? There are two solutions: יש לך אהבה! (one with Shva and one with Patach)...it tells me that the masculine form (with Patach) is wrong...why?


The same thing happened to me with another setence a while ago: "You have a book" יש לך ספר I used the feminine form (sorry, can't put the Nikud) and it told me l had a typo for not using the male form. And no, it didn't have audio that implied the male form was needed. What am l missing?


Why would יש לך אהבה be wrong?


"You" in English can be male or female, singular or plural – so a number of alternatives would be correct in Hebrew?


"!יש לךָ אהבה" This was my answer and it said I am almost correct. What is wrong with that?


yesh lakh (f) / lekhá (m) ahavah


Why is the variant "לך יש אהבה" not right?


Should be accepted I think (though it puts more emphasis on "you" - you're the one who has love).


still here we cannot hear how's it pronounced, so we cannot feel if there is any emphasis. Thank you for the answer


It is the word order that causes this emphasis, not the pronunciation. Did you report the sound problem (I'm not a contributor, just a random speaker ;)?


The was no sound in this type of exersice. It was a test with 3 variants of answer


oh ok. Anyway, read the notes about this part, you'll find an explanation.

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    This is what I understood as well reading the notes about "there is / to have".


    Where are there notes? All I see are the comments.

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      The notes, when available, are in the first page when you click on the topic (e.g. Food1, Letters1, Letters2, Animals, etc). That's the page from where you select a specific "lesson". This is the direct link for the one about "There is": https://www.duolingo.com/skill/he/There-is

      Mind that I have never been able to see the notes from the Duolingo App for iDevices. They are clearly visible if you use Duoling via http on Duolingo.com. The last section of "There is", focusses on "Word Order". This is a copy&paste for you:

      Word Order

      Usually the word order for sentences referring to possession is as follows (reading right to left):

      thing possessed + possessor + יש + ל

      For example: יש לילד תפוח אין לילד תפוח

      An alternative order places the possessor at the start of the sentence, as follows: לילד יש תפוח This has the effect of placing more emphasis on the possessor than on the object possessed: "the boy (it's the boy, and not the girl, or the frog) has an apple".

      This example may help you to understand the difference: לילד יש תפוח, אבל לי אין the boy has an apple, but I don't.


      Thank you. I typically use the mobile app on Android, so there are no tips and notes available. I do see them (now that I look) on my laptop. However, I cannot print them out. When I copy and paste them into a document I get a lot of the Hebrew letters, but also many of them just appear as boxes. :-(

      I am hoping they will someday make the tips and notes downloadable/printable so I can have them to refer to next to my mobile app. Since I do not have cell service, I am dependent on WiFi to see the tips and notes in my browser.


      Thanks you can't see them on any app. It has to be desktop view on website. But only some websites. I still can't tell if I'm supposed to have microphone questions.... ?

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      In hebrew, there is a critical meaning to the order of the words (sometimes just the order alone will give you the opposite meaning!). If you say "יש לי אהבה" or "לי יש אהבה" it's not exactly the same thing :) (and sorry about my english...)


      It actually means pretty much the same thing, I'm a native speaker by the way


      יש לך/לכן/לכם - all these variants are correct!


      So why does יש come first in some examples and come second in others? Why does it come first in this example?


      Do you get an answer to your question? I have the same question


      What is the difference between לך and לך if one has a kumatz (+) and one has a chiruk (:)


      Gender. The one with kamatz is masculine and the one with shva (not chirik) is feminine.


      sorry, I believe that I am correct., it was in the singular form


      Nothing missing but punctution-1st time it was a deal breaker. It would be nice to have a language teaching program that is consistent with their corrections- Next stop Rosen School of Hebrew!Better rated than du du lingo. אין לא אהבה‍!

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