So I have come across a couple of different ways to say "wear" could someone list them to me and their differences please?
It's a long list. Pretty much every item has its own verb. Practice over and over.
'Eyeglasses' should be an acceptable translation for משקפיים to distinguish it from other kinds of eye wear.
I believe the eye glasses specifically are:
משקפי ראיה (pronunciation) מִשְׁקְפֵי רְאִיָּה
- משקפיים are just generally glasses (not specific).
What is the root of the verb מרכיבה and what are some related words with the same root?
Todah rabah. But it is actually the meaning of the root that I'm mostly interested in. Never mind, I'll look it up in the dictionary... I just did it. All the words somehow carry the idea of putting something together. I wonder if this root has anything to do with the origin of the word "archive" (old documents put together).
It's actually the verb of putting on, or wearing, glasses.
A root does not always have one single meaning, it varies with the structure it's used in.
To ride is also לרכב
Ah, I see: when you put on glasses, you make them "ride" your nose! Now I won't forget - hirkhiv is the causative of rakhav (lirkhov).
Yes, it is the causative, vut I'm not sure it's this meaning that fits here.
In other contexts להרכיב mean to put together. A puzzle, for instance. Or a model.
Maybe putting them on its like "putting them together" with your face.
One thing I'm not clear on, is how to say "she is putting on her glasses." Is there a way to distinguish "is wearing" from "is putting on" בעברית?
The chapter on clothing discusses that. In general, each item has its own word for wearing.
Glasses use להרכיב as in
היא מרכיבה משקפיים
היא מרכיבה משקפיים
means both "she is wearing glasses" and "she is putting on glasses" ??
So, there isn't a way to distinguish between putting on and wearing?
I don't have a Hebrew keyboard so i wrote it in English letters and got it right, but it marked me wrong.
Why don't you use a virtual Hebrew keyboard? There are plenty online. I don't think it's possible to study the language with DL without one.
DL took me to settings, but I didn't see a way to add a Hebrew keyboard. Then it didn't give me the option to try again. I'm unsure how to set one up.
You don't need a keyboard, you can buy a silicone keyboard cover. Mine was $10 on Amazon. (it's also handy to prevent crumbs in your keys and has both Hebrew letters and English, so I leave it on all the time.) you can't even tell it's a cover. On Mobile devices I use Swype app and just hold the space bar to switch between my chosen languages