I don't quite understand, why in this case it's "the cheeses are old." and not "the old cheeses" ... would the latter be: הגבינות היְשָׁנוֹת ?
you are correct. you need the extra ה on the adjective to make it match your second example.
I also wrote it correctly, and it was marked wrong. Very discouraging.
What's wrong with this exercise !!
I couldn't finish this day's practice lesson without copying the nikkud from the comments and pasting it in the exercise. It's marking me wrong without the nikkud.
When formulating an answer with the correct letters but one that lacks the necessary vowels, I encounter an obstacle to my progress.
Since the "ה" isn't pronounced, is there a way to tell that they're not saying "גבינות יְשָׁנוֹת" when you hear it? Am I just not listening carefully enough?
The ה is pronounced. There's a bug where it plays the sound correctly the first time, but if you click the button to repeat the sound, it cuts off the beginning.
It wants "the cheeses are old" instead of an also correct "the cheese is old." I get that "cheeses" is allegedly a correct plural form according to some know-it-alls like Miriam Webster (and yes I get that עגבניות. is in plural form). But cheese is uncountable. How do we know? Example: How much cheese would you like? one cheese please. Nope. That's uncountable without more (e.g. how many wheels, cubes, wedges, or slices of cheese). Uncountable nouns should not have an s in plural form (or at least you are correct when you don't use an s for plural)...I'll stop rambling now if Duolingo marks my answer "you are grammatically correct (but we'd like you to acknowledge the plural Hebrew form)"
It makes me crazy, duolingo says "wrong" just because I can't use the dots. Sorry but this is a bug to fix!
I've reported the error that the answer without niqqud is not being accepted. It looks like many others have too. Why hasn't it been?