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"דבש טעים."

Translation:Tasty honey.

June 29, 2016



Do other people notice that the very first syllable in the audio is always cut off or cut extremely short so you can't notice it?


Yes the beginning and end of words are often truncated making it a matter of pure guesswork. I do wish they'd fix this. I'm using the Memrise app (it pronounces all the words in the Duolingo course) to help. Without the Memrise, I'd have given up on the Duolingo lessons long ago because of the impossible audio.


Hi Chris, can you please give a clue which app is that? The Memrise I found can't do that. Thanks a lot! תודה


Hi, Csaba - it's online, https://www.memrise.com/home/ and you sign up for a free account. Then you need to search for the "Hebrew Duolingo" course - I think there are other Hebrew courses on there, but I think this one was user-created from someone on this Duolingo course and he's recorded all the words.


תודה רבה


It's awesome, I've done others before Duolingo on Memrise, I use a second one just for the to wear & remove grammar , also a Duolingo user... But he did an amazing job


This is the course I started before Duolingo: http://www.memrise.com/course/1031737/hebrew-duolingo/

It's all the vocab used in Duolingo broken up the same way Duolingo does with audio. But no grammar. I'm on #32, I've found it very helpful to know the vocab before using it sentences.

Here's the tips & notes that aren't in app, http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Hebrew


Yes. In this case, it seems like the recording began mid-ד.


Is there any connection between bear (duv) and honey (dvash) in Hebrew? It won't be suprising, as in some slavic languages the word for bear is derived from the word for honey. For example, in Russian: медведь (medved', a bear) and мёд (myod, honey).


Really! I would never have realised that a медведь is an animal which knows (ведать) where honey (мёд) is, or more probably an animal which eats honey (медовый и edъ). The Hebrew words on the other hand are certainly not related, a דֹּב (root דבב) is an animal, that walks softly. Compare the Arabic verb دَبَّ to creep, to go on all fours, to walk slowly.


Yes it's "honey eater", cause "eat" in Russian in the ancient past sounded more like "ved"


Don't think so. Bears are not too common in the Fertile Crescent ;-)

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Tell that to the children who mocked the prophet Elisha. But I also don't think they're related.


To be fair, maybe they were more common in biblical times. But I can't find any evidence the words are connected looking at etymologies.

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According to Wikipedia bears only became extinct from this region in the 1930s.



I didn't know that bear and honey in Russian are cognates, although I'm a native Russian speaker! Spasibo!


How does one say “honey is tasty”?


Audio says דבש טעים I got it right but when it shows that I am correct, and shows a translation, the translation says, "They will be back in 1 hour."


You must be new to Duolingo.

That is not the translation. You pressed the "Can't listen now" instead on the "check" button, to the audio question and the audio question get disabled for an hour, hence the message.


No. Not new. But thank you for the answer at the end of your comment.✌

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