"היא עדיין מכוונת את המפוחית."

Translation:She is still tuning the harmonica.

June 29, 2016

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

איך מכוונים מפוחית בכלל?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elana1818

With a draw scraper, file and paper clip, apparently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rflrvFRlvt8


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

I hear היא עדיין without separation, like ידיין which I don't know if it is a word but it remind me of ידיים.


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

Me too that's what I heard and wrote because this is totally how it sounds.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YHalperin1

I think this reinforces my theory that this chapter was written by non-musicians. A single note does not have a key, and harmonicas cannot be tuned


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

They can though. You have to take them apart and use a paper clip to gently cut a little bit of the the reeds. The shorter a reed is the higher pitch it produces. Some professional harmonicists love to customise their harmonicas this way


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XeroStomus1

סוֹפְרִים אֵינָם טִפְּשִׁים. מִשְׁפָּטִים כָּאֵלֶּה הֵם בְּדִיחוֹת בְּוַדָּאוּת.


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

So, she is a harmonica maker?


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

I don't know, but my husband, who has a lot of harmonicas, says you can't tune one.

Edited to add: Perhaps that's why she's still (trying to) tune it. Somehow the sound got ruined while she was making it, and she's trying to fix it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hadassah277241

? I didn't know you could tune a harmonica.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evelyn3981

In English, "she still is tuning the harmonica" and "she is still tuning the harmonica" are both correct. The former suggests she has been at it for quite awhile.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hadassah277241

This is more info than I ever wanted to know about harmonicas. Oh well, you learn something new every day I suppose.

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