would "I am tired enough," be correct as well? As in, "I am tired enough to leave the party."
It's funny because my preliminary knowledge of Hebrew is from studying the Bible and Talmud. I often find myself using ancient Hebrew terms. I'm learning though.
It's not even biblical, I believe people use די in the sense of "enough" as late as the 1950, at least in writing.
Same! like I keep accidentally thinking "דבר" is both "word" and "thing" when in Modern Hebrew it's just "thing" except in expressions.
DL didn't accept "I am so tired." Does "so" mean more than די would suggest?
Well that is different: אני ממש עייף
which here should be pronounced "de" not "dai", since that is how everyone pronounces it colloquially, means "fairly, quite, pretty".
There’s no such thing as an American and a British “quite”. Both senses of the word can apply depending on the context and the intonation the speaker uses. Eg. It’s quite good. Vs It’s really quite good.
Anyway, I’d say that in Hebrew de leans more towards the “a little” side, while lemadai למדי is more on the “substantially so” side.
הוא די טוב He/It is good, but not great.
הוא טוב למדי He’s really pretty good.
What does די actually mean? I've seen quite, rather, somewhat, and on the Memrise course, it's dubbed "enough".
Those are actually two different words:
Enough- די (dai)
quite- די (dey- same as you pronounce the English word DAY)
Except this speaker is pronouncing it as the first word "die" instead of "quite" so I am still confused about how/when to use it. I hear people use it like "stop" it's enough already!! But there is no difference in how the speaker is saying it for being "quite tired" to my ears any way.
What does די actually mean. I have seen quite, rather, somewhat and on the Memrise course it's dubbed "enough".
Tired, but not sleepy? I put “I am rather sleepy.” And that was not accepted, I had to put “I am rather tired.” To be fair, there is a subtle difference between the two. In English “tired” can mean physically worn out and needing to sit and rest, but not needing to sleep, and it can also mean being ready to go to sleep (sleepy).
The audio says dai, which I thought was enough and not quite (dei). But enough is marked wrong...