For this sentence I had to type "Mom is." "Mom's" is not accepted. I don't know why it isn't, but it isn't.
That is ridiculous. It's grammatically correct and people say it all the time. Duo needs to hear about this.
The article lies underneath the bet. The patach nikud makes it "ba". The a-sound means in the. If it were just "be" it would have been "in a kitchen"
It represents the /a/ sound in Hebrew. The "ה" is dropped after the preposition "ב".
imposible to understand "bamitbah" or "bemitbah" without sound. "A" or "the"
If i just wanted to say "mom in the kitchen" without "is" how would I say that?
I think it would depend on the context really.
Is the whole sentence "Mom, the one in the kitchen"? That's really just a re-phrasing of "Mom who is in the kitchen".
Or, "That's my mom in the kitchen". That's re-phrasing of "That's my mom who is in the kitchen". Either way, the sense is still there.
I was thinking of usage such as "let's surprise mom in the kitchen" Like for a birthday party.
In that case, the "in the kitchen" phrase is separate from the object of the sentence: "mom". It is as adverbial phrase modifying WHERE we will surprise mom. I think in that context that part of the sentence is identical. I'm not native, but it's probably something like: "בואו נפתיע אמא במטבח"
Thanks. That was a very helpful and detailed answer. I can't find a way to give lingot's on the mobile app, but I will upvote you for whatever that is worth.
Mama's in the kitchen should be okay too. I do the Duolingo stuff with other languages, and they are much better with respect to the English. I am a native English speaker and been marked wrong because of variations that differ from what the people who put this program together think the English ought to be. Quite frequently, by the way, they are wrong, but that's another story.