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"This is a nut."

Translation:זה אגוז.

July 12, 2016



How is אגוז pronounced?


Egoz and cheez :)


Lol. New meaning for "leggo me egoz". However, I'll never forget the word again.


Does זח and זאה both mean this is and that is, but for different genders (if so which one is which?) Or does one mean this, and the other that?


Both of them can mean "this" or "that". "זה" is for masculine nouns and "זאת" is used for feminine nouns.


That should be said when the word is introduced.


Great, thanks.


Can אגוז be used to describe something as nuts(crazy)?


I'm just starting Hebrew but I would imagine that an English idiom wouldn't have the same meaning when directly translated into another language. If I remember correctly, an English WWII general replied "Nuts!" to a demand for surrender to confuse his enemy.


That was an American general, Anthony McAuliffe. But he spoke English. :)


You're right; idioms are usually language-specific. Though some coincidences can happen, or one language can copy a saying from another after exposure.


No, it only means 'a nut'


Is there a trick/mnemonic/rule which helps to remember the article of a noun? Or do they have to memorized like in German, for instance?


There is only one article in Hebrew: ה (the). "That/this" (masc. זה/fem זהת) are referred to as demonstrative pronouns.

As for the question, in Hebrew it seems to be the case that feminine nouns often (always? don't know) end in ה, for instance boy is ילד and girl is ילדה. Vocab like man (גבר) and king (מלך) do not end in ה but the feminine יונה (dove) and יאשה (woman) do.

This is a bit confusing as the masculine demonstrative זה ends in ה whereas the feminine זהת ends in ת.


זה אגוז.


So this is a nut.. this is being used as feminine? Doesn't make sense


No. זה is masculine, זאת is feminine for "this".


So why is a nut male or female i don't understand


In Hebrew (like in many other languages) all nouns are gendered. They are always either masculine or feminine. אגוז is masculine but דרך, for instance, is feminine. That means that all the pronouns, adjectives and verbs need to align with their gender.

As for pen, עט (et) is masculine, like אורז, so it would be זה עט - this is a pen.


If i were to say this is a pen. What and why would that be


I hear there are "lessons" or tips with each new section. Wonderful, but how do I find them? The "help" section was a waste of time- only a list of generic questions... Thanks for any help :)


You can access them on your computer, or if you go through a web browser on your phone. They can't be accessed through the app. Once you are there, look for the light bulb, when you press on a particular skill. But know not every skill has a "tips and notes" section. Best of luck in your studies!


My computer won't advance beyond the page where you write using Hebrew keyboard--I can't do that. I don't have it. How can i get it??????


You need to download the Hebrew keyboard or use a virtual one.


Why is זאת אגוז wrong?


Because זאת is feminine and אגוז is masculine. It can only be זה אגוז.


Hebrew is too hard. Japanese is easier to me. this crap makes my brain itch.


I have another app called Mango,but you either have to pay or use your library card number to see if your library supports it. When you type in your number it will let you use it for free. I find it easier to use for hebrew because it explains more.

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