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"Are you eating your cookie?"

Translation:את אוכלת את העוגייה שלך?

July 13, 2016



What it would be if את is not used here? Is it grammatically wrong or the meaning will change?


Yes, grammatically wrong


It's needed for the direct object.


Agh! I always forget to use it!! It is like the personal "a" in Spanish, but that is only for people, not inanimate objects.


I was just marked as having a typo for spelling "העוגייה" with one yod. A short time ago I was marked as a typo for spelling "עגבניה" with two yods!!! Anyone know how to distinguish which DL wants when, one yod or two?


They're different words.

העוגייה - THE COOKIE

עגבניה - TOMATO


He is just pointing out that they are inconsistent with some words, not that they are the same word. So, words like עוגייה or עגבנייה are sometimes accepted with one yud and otherwise with two yuds.

Personally, I tend not to notice those: "You are almost correct" messages. They are quite annoying sometimes, because a lot of times they just mark me incorrect for omitting nikkud or for using one gender over the other.


What does האם mean in this sentence? "how come"?


It's simply a question particle. Imagine it like ¿ in Spanish. (in some cases when used in the middle of a sentence it can also mean "whether")


Why do they use it sometimes and also often don't?

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    It's almost like it's asking if this is the situation. Or at least that's how I picture the word.


    It's a little reminder it's a question. I've read on the discussions it's not used much in Hebrew, but I don't personally know.


    why is the 'answer' in fem? I understand the maxim is when gender not specified the defer to masc????


    I said this with a male and was judged wrong?


    at okhélet et ha-ugiah shelákh


    Why is cookie "עוגייה" here? It was introduced as "עוגה" before.


    That would be cake: עוגה=cake עוגייה=cookie


    Oh, sure. My bad, I confused the two. Thanks!


    Why is it wrong if I used the masculine you (אתה) and masculine eating? The English does not dictate a gender, but the program marks it wrong. I tried to report it, but the choices for reporting did not apply to this problem.


    The same thing happened to me. My answer was correct but I used the male 'you' with the masculine 'eat' and was marked as wrong.


    What is this האם?


    It's as indicator of a question. It turns "you like this", with a hem into: "do you like this?. "You're hungry?", with hem, becomes: "Are you hungry?"


    It's also allegedly unnecessary in Hebrew, but that's only what I've read in the discussions, so don't rely on this without searching the discussions yourself (I've seen it transliterated/written to pronounce as: "haim"


    Because I can't edit in the app, here's an addendum... from: Colloquial Hebrew:

    Language points The Question Marker HA’IM We have already seen that questions are most often indicated by tone of voice, but they can also be indicated by ha’im placed at the beginning of the question. is not translated into English: Do you like chocolate? (ha’im) at ohévet shókolad. (האם את אוהבת שוקולד?)


    A pittance, but just a small correction: for שוקולד, the stress should be shokolád rather than shókolad.

    [deactivated user]

      Would עוגייהך be acceptable?


      I think it would be עוגיתך because the final ה in feminine words changes to ת. But usually they don't accept the words with suffixes, only on certain occasions.


      Why do I need to write העוגייה, there is no THE in the English?


      That is because it is followed by a possessive (שלך). See the Tips and Notes for ‘Possessive 1’:

      When talking about a noun being possessed - we add the word "ה" (the) to the noun.

      More details on the page.


      It marked mine correct although I did not use את.


      English form of question is gender neutral. Answer assumes "you" to be female and marks male form of "you" as incorrect. This should be edited/corrected


      Totally agree. Same thing happened to me.

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