I thought you could use קצרים as short. Is that incorrect?
The two adjectives are not interchangeable: קצר is short in length (and time) and נמוך is short in height.
So for example, a short man => גבר נמוך
A short tree => עץ נמוך
But: a short rope => חבל קצר
for a short time => לזמן קצר
Thanks, this has been confusing me!
But in this sentence, referring to dogs, can't a dog be short in length and/or short in height?
This is my question. Is קצר the word you would use for a dog that has a short body, so that you can say a sentence like this:
"A dachshund is long, and a pug is short."
"דקל ארוך ופאג קצר"
I wouldn't be surprised if there are errors in that sentence.
Yes but short here could go either way
A short tail => זנב קצר?
As BrunnoHC asked 11 months ago, why is חתולות not acceptable?
ha'klavim ha'nimukhim okhlim khatulim
Why the ending "ות-" in 'חתולות' isn't accepted?
חתולות should be acceptable. The authors probably just forgot about the possibility. Sad,
No. They are afraid that they will be accused of sexism. לֹא. הֵם חוֹשְׁשִׁים שֶׁיֻּואְשְׁמוּ בְּסֶקְסִיזְם.
Wtf...sometimes duolingo blows my mind with those weird phrases..
You'll remember it though, won't you? That's the whole point of these weird sentences. They catch our attention. We remember. We learn.
Right? Wtf indeed
חתולים אינם אוכל
I love how this sentence sounds.
Surely a dog could be short height or length wise so either form should be accepted.
How do you know when to use את or not?
ll את is used when the direct object is definite. If it was "the cats", then the Hebrew would be
הכלבים הנמוכים אוכלים את החתולים
What a nasty sentence! Poor cats!
My thoughts exactly!!!!
Duo must remove this aggressive sentences at once and focus on the betterment of its lessons, like adding extra learning material, not displaying horrible phrases like this one.
This example is f*cked up tho
החתולים הנמוכים או גדולים?
is not acceptable, because that phrase translates to "the cats", instead of "cats".
Fun fact, cats are so abundant in Israel, that Israeli attitude toward them is to kick them...
I've never seen anyone kick a cat. The wild ones won't let you get close enough.
That's not a fun fact. I see nothing funny about it.