"זה לידנו, לא לידכם."

Translation:This is next to us, not next to you.

July 13, 2016

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kingal037

What is the difference between ליד and על יד? Will this sentence work with both of them?

July 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AlmogL

Yes, they are interchangeable.

July 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LSadun

I want to pick up on this question. I was taught על יד in every face-to-face Hebrew class that I took, both in the 80s and in 1999-2000, all taught by Israelis, and ליד wasn't even mentioned. Here we're being taught ליד and על יד isn't even mentioned (and wasn't even accepted the last time I checked).

Has there been a shift in usage? Is ליד what the cool kids say, while their grandparents say על יד? Or is it just a coincidence that all my previous teachers taught על יד and the DL team prefers ליד?

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IngeborgHa14

Yes, there was a shift in the use of language, עַל יַד has become a bit old-fashioned and לְיַד has nowadays become the usual preposition. You can see the shift here in Ngram, which shows the change began already since the forties.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ParadoxSolver

i cant hear the diff btw לידכם and לידהם. any suggestions how to hear the diff?

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LSadun

Only practice. You have to train your ear, which is what these listening exercises are intended for. The slurring was absolutely driving me nuts on my first pass through the tree. After a while, however, the voices started sounding right. (Or at least the male voice did. The female voice is still often unintelligible.)

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/shaulgedalyah

It is very diffucult to hear the difference between לידכם לידכן לידהם and לידהן

March 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ita456

it is just a shorter way of saying theyre hands you will get it right either way

June 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ita456

i dont get what the problem betwwen ''this is next to us,not next to you"i write with a not in the middle

June 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ita456

cool

June 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ParadoxSolver

his speech is very slurred. it sounded to me like: זה לא ידנו לא איתכן

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dov360473

DL didn't accept "this is by us, not by you".

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/samweiner301

There were not all the words to translate for me

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick4Hebrew2

? לידכן Should also be accepted "You" can be male or female...

November 11, 2017
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