"אתה רוצֶה מיץ או מים?"
Translation:Do you want juice or water?
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I was struggling a bit, so I turned on the Hebrew text to speech on my mac. While I can adjust the speed, I noticed that it too combines the words. I am assuming (correct me if I'm wrong) that Hebrew is normally spoken like this (inserting pauses where most natural, not necessarily between words).
I listened to it again, and I would have to agree with you, MauroQuil. Apparently the ר just becomes a "breath" at times, at least with this speaker.
However, if one of the languages you speak is French, you'll be aware that sometimes the French ʁ disappears at the ends of words. (However, not -- in my experience, at least -- at the beginning of a word, as here.
I finished all the level 3s and i am weirded out. Some words are repeated endlessly and others are nearly forgotten. I had to look up sad and sweet, bread and cake and peach and newspaper. But juice and water, apple and orange and book are with me forever. Is everyone getting the same overemphasized words or is it different for all?
Yes, your sentence is correct. It is optional in colloquial and spoken language, but it is almost mandatory in formal Hebrew. Since this course tries to teach us a language that is not formal, האם is introduced to us, but is not used much - just in the few skills in the very beginning of the course.
The niqqud are not used in the sense that we aren't expected to use them (and as danny912421 pointed out higher up in this thread, the system isn't even geared to "read" them).
However, if a word is pronounced differently due to its being masculine or feminine, and that difference is only evidenced by the niqqud, we are expected to recognize those niqqud.
Since you wrote this mesage a month ago, after the program had concluded its "Beta" phase, I very much doubt that your sentence was marked incorrect for the lack of niqqud.
I'm guessing that you made a typo (such as "vav" for "yod") that you overlooked.
Next time, please take a screenshot!
(I'm also suprised that Danny didn't make this distinction in his response to you, because he has elsewhere stated -- correctly -- that niqqud are not required.)
I have an odd "problem". I just noticed a couple of days ago that I am often being given full credit for my typed response, when in fact I've made a typo. Sometimes I'm given credit, but with a typo noted, which makes sense. However, lately I'm being awarded so many "false positive grades" that it's gotten to the point where I click on "Discussion" every single time to check the correct response.
Case in point: for this exercise I typed the following, and was given full credit! But you can spot my mistake: אתא רוצה מיצ או מים?