"הקופים סופרים את הבננות."

Translation:The monkeys are counting the bananas.

July 1, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ella.G

How would you say apes in Hebrew? Is it not the same as kofim?


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

no, apes are a single branch of a single group of Primates. apes aka Hominoids calld in Hebrew הומינואידים (as you can see, it is a loaned word) or קופי-אדם (literal translation: "man-mankeys" or something like that.. :S)


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

They’re called קוֹפֵי־אָדָם, lit. ‘human-monkeys’, and are considered a subgroup of קופים. Humans are not, though.

Especially since there’s such a strong opposition to teaching evolution in Israeli schools, and ethnoreligious sentiment is alarmingly on the rise…


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeismerEsc1

Remember that אלהים is real and he's waiting for us to repent to His son who gave his life to redeem and deliver us from evil


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

I want a band called habananot


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mimus18

Nonsensical sentences also make it almost impossible to guess the answer from context.


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

Apes should have been accepted too, for sure. Planet of the apes was translated as כוכב הקופים and it is a classic which is part of the modern Hebrew language.

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