"The beverage has a bad taste."
Translation:למשקה יש טעם רע.
Is word order here important, or would you also be able to say: ".יש טעם רע למשקה"? - "There is a bad taste to the beverage."
Why is יש למשקה incorrect? Is that word order only allowed when you're using a pronoun, eg יש לי?
It is fine to write " יש למשקה" I reported it a while back and it is allowed now. :)
My understanding is because of the word 'has.' In Hebrew, there's no direct translation for to have, so you'd have to say "there is to me/him/her/etc." In this example, the literal translation would be "To the beverage there is a bad taste," just like how יש לי משקה would literally translate to "There is to me a beverage." In both cases, the -ל prefix means 'to.' I believe beginning with the ה would mean "The beverage there is a bad taste," which doesn't make sense, because יש doesn't really translate to have/has, it's more like 'there is.' Hopefully that makes sense!
Is יש obligatory in this context? I'm thinking along the lines of "To the wine is a bad taste" and "To the wine there is a bad taste". Wouldn't either make sense depending on which copula you want to use?
I wrote שתייה instead of משקה which should definitely have been accepted. Both are perfectly fine ways to say a drink and it's impossible to know which one they want
I think it's only vocab under the words when you click on them. Because I hate the word tasty and really want to use yummy but it's not an option.
I sometimes use the word "delicious" instead of tasty when it seems more appropriate to the English, and it appears to always be accepted. Having "yummy" be an option would also be nice, although I think that is considered much more informal.
זאת משקה עם טעם רע. .. or this? Is there a grammar order to follow? Thanks!
משקה \משקאות is masculine? If not Why isn't it raah, instead of rah? If it is feminine why is it רעה , & why does it have a feminine ending in singular and plural? Thanks.
Thanks for your very quick and helpful responses! It's confusing to know which words don't change forms! I would think taste would to describe something like tasty or even colors do (have gender/plurals), but is there a class of words that don't?
It doesn't match the sentence used. See the questions I asked above and the answers given. (Sorry I'm in the app I don't know how old your question is, but I did ask similar questions. They now have answers).