"I will break him."

Translation:אני אשבור אותו.

June 30, 2016

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To anyone who does this exercise after me, I am a speaker of Hebrew at a native level who is passing through the levels of this course because I've been really excited for a long time about it coming out--that is why I feel confident pointing these things out.

It is not necessary to repeat the pronoun in this sentence: אני אשבור אותו

The conjugation, אשבור, already contains a subject marker which explicitly indicates that a first person singular speaker ("אני") is speaking. If Duolingo tells you that it was incorrect for you to submit the answer, אשבור אותו, without repeating the pronoun, then they're mistaken. In a longer sentence, possibly with a clause separating the pronoun from the verb, or in a more formal context, the pronoun might be retained. In this short a sentence, it is redundant. Including it might be perceived as unnatural.


Super important!! I'm in the same position as you (Native speaker going through the course out of curiosity) and I was shocked to find out Duolingo requires the pronoun, and considers the sentence wrong without it.


Is April 2019 now and dingo still didn't allow me to skip the pronoun


Over two years later, and Du is still refusing the answer if it does not have the subject pronoun (Sept 2021). This has been going on for at least five years despite multiple complaints.


I'm also a native speaker. Although אשבור אותו is correct, it still doesn't sound natural. I would include the pronoun. I'll still make sure אשבור אותו is going to be accepted, but I understand why it's not one of the acceptable answers.


Also, this sentence is super creepy.


It's a quote from Lord of the Rings.

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may 2020. duo still requires "אני"


Sept 2020 still does not allow the answer without the pronoun!


Report it, complaining here won't help to fix it


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