Can someone explain whats happening? I thought you is אתה etc... why in this lesson is there new pronouns? How does it work, whats the rule? Thanks!!
אתה Is "you," but when speaking as a direct object (for example, He vs Him) אתה becomes אותך...
To use אתה would be like saying, "I am with he."
Never requires, and would probably complain whatever you do. Ignore it.
Thy added out to assist in differentiating between conjugations, but it's not trying to teach it.
I think it's a conjunction. Like wherever you need an et for the direct object before a pronoun.. Instead of he sees her, הוא רואה את לה, הוא רואה אותה, My Hebrew might be wrong I'm learning too. I copied and pasted from colloquial Hebrew... Somewhere in the discussions
I was confused about this too, & saw a great explanation in Colloquial Hebrew book. Paraphrasing, If you need the direct object et & a personal pronoun, you combine them together and get oti etc. So if it were otherwise: I saw her. Since her is a specific person you'd need a direct object "et" before her, they get combined, the Hebrew version of a contraction... .אני רואה אותה . We love him
אנחנו אוהבים אותו.