"Is the milk hot?"
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So you had the multiple choice.
The first word in the first one is a question word, but it is optional.<pre>
האם החלב חם?</pre>
On this page scroll down for the tips and notes and keep on scrolling until you get to Yes/No questions for more information. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/he/Letters-1
Depends on your platform. If you are using a Mac or PC, you should be able to add a Hebrew keyboard in the settings. Mac offers a keyboard called "Hebrew - QWERTY" which maps the keys phonetically to match a regular QWERTY keyboard. If you are using iPhone, you should be able to add a Hebrew keyboard in the keyboard settings. On Android I would recommend downloading Google Keyboard. You should be able to select Hebrew in the app settings.
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I am somewhat lost in this course. Seems to start at quite advanced level. Where can I find the basics? Haven't earned the very first crown on the first lesson and yet I find myself confronted with grammar tasks as negation, questions, leave alone reading and pronounciation skills.
I'd very much like to practise the alphabet first and was looking here for a cours similar to the one Duolingo provides for the arabic one.
Ha-ȟalav. ח is the "hard h" sound. This sound doesn't exist in English, so it might take some practise. Some examples of the sound include: in name of the composer "Bach," in the Scottish world for lake, "loch" (ie. "Loch Ness"), or the letter 'g' in any Dutch/Afrikaans word (if by chance you know of "Hagelslag").
Just have to make clear - original ח is pronounced from really deep in the throat. You may find you heared it before in movies with arabic speaking characters... Some people pronounce it like that today, tho most people go for the europian version, that sounds like scottish 'ch', as in 'loch ness'. If you wanna go the middle way, you can do spanish 'j' or russian 'x'
Almost all Hebrew speakers these days indeed pronounce it like the Arabic خ.
Traditional pronunciation of Jews from Arabic-speaking areas was like Arabic ح, and the institutions in Israel adopted the ح as the preferred pronunciation (singers and readers in the radio who pronounced it like this were highly esteemed), because it probably was the pronunciation at ancient times. This institution support didn't help the ح pronunciation against the sociological push towards خ, and it's verging on extinction.