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"אתה אוהב מים?"

Translation:Do you like water?

July 10, 2016



How about Duo teaching alphabet first.


They are teaching the alphabet just a few letters at a time while we learn a few vocabulary words. If you want to just learn all the alphabet at once without learning a few words then you can find a lot of resources outside Duolingo. Personally I like the way this course is doing it.


That is a good point


Try learning the letters with Write it Hebrew


Why did we use אתה אוהב instead of אתה אוהבת is it because the 'you' is masculine or what?


Yes. אתה אוהב is masculine, את אוהבת is feminine. Both are in the singular.


They should've had us go through the alphabet first-- I still think of "א" as "X"


If you can't get over thinking of "א" as "X" after using it repeatedly in many sentences here without having the memory burden of dealing with the entire alphabet, then how do you imagine you will have an easier time being introduced to the entire alphabet at once?


Teach what words means before testing it.


My answer was correct


Why aren't the words individually pronounable like other language lessons.


Because unlike other languages, Hebrew doesn't have TTS (Text-to-Speech) which would allow to hear individual words. Instead, whole sentences were recorded by voice actors.


I think that Duolingo wants to help you understand Hebrew as it’s actually spoken. In my opinion though that interferes with learning because at such a beginner’s level, I need to hear a pause between words to know how each are pronounced. But in the end, the reason doesn’t make much difference because you get what you get with this Duolingo site. They have heard hundreds of times “Please slow down!” and they don’t so they probably won’t. Well, sometimes in later lessons they do, but by then it’s not so necessary.

If you want to hear the words individually pronounced, I highly recommend Duolingo Memrise! It’s fun and effective. I’ve been doing it for a couple of months and I love it.


It's a question, that's why. English uses "do" as an auxiliary to structure questions.


True. But "You like water?" is not wrong. "You like water? I had no idea!" Do is no necessary.


You do need do if it is a genuine yes-or-no question. What you're describing is an "echo" question, that is something you do not really seek a genuine answer to because you actually got that. What you are really asking is just a confirmation of the answer because of your genuine disbelief or a kind of faux outrage.


Ive realized something. It helps NOT to use the audio. Yes you read right. I have learned the if I do not use audio then I actually STUDY the words and then I learn better then rather hearing the audio. Wow.

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