Sorry for a dumb question but how to differentiate "davar" whether it's "word" or "thing"?
What Pumbush said is true for Modern Hebrew, in Biblical Hebrew it could mean saying or words you say, and some expressions found their way to Modern Hebrew as well -
לשאת דברים = to make a speech
דבריי הוצאו מהקשרם = What I said was taken out of context
I can't think of others at the moment. There's no way to differentiate between the two meanings - but if it's Modern Hebrew it's almost always "thing".
You know what? Actually this is the answer I've been looking for. I thought I knew it from Biblical Hebrew. Thank you very much! Toda raba! Are you native too?
In this sentence, what would be the difference to saying ככה instead of כזה?
אני לא רואה שום דבר ככה- I can't see anything this way
אני לא רואה שום דבר כזה - I don't see anything as this
I thought ככה was "like so" (like, here's how you touch your toes, ככה)
ll ככה is more like "in this way"/"in this manner". Often can be replaced by "like this"/"like that".
The verb "to see" is rarely used in present progressive, and only for specific meanings. That's why they probably decided not to accept it. See also here an explanation - http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/present_progressive_verbs.htm
Check your settings. Either way it's there now, August 2018.
You can always here most of the words individually in Memrise app.
Why does the answer have like in it but doesn't require kmo or similar? thanks.
It has the preposition -כ, which can many times replace כמו. So כזה = like this/that.
Why is כזה not pronounced as /kezé/ instead of /kazé/? I expected the first pronunciation since I thought כזה was basically כְּ־ + זֶה. Is it actually כְּ־ + הַ־ + זֶה, hence the second pronunciation (due to כְּ־ + הַ־ merging into כַּ־)? I still doubt that this is the case, as I don't think זה can receive the definite article when not an adjective...
Edit: I checked out the Wiktionary entry on כזה and this word is indeed formed from כְּ־ + זֶה. So my question is: where does the /a/ in /kazé/ come from?