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"אנחנו רואים מולנו חתול קטן."

Translation:We see in front of us a small cat.

July 21, 2016



As a native English speaker this sentence feels very akward. "We see a small cat in front of us." Feels a lot better.


I completely agree.


That's what I wrote!!! Much better English!!


Yes, but this is not accepted. :(


It is now! (March 2020)


It's June '20 and it has not been accepted when I wrote it!!


ditto - such awkward English - are these even written by a native or by an Israeli?


I’ve heard these kind of sentences in movies from a speaker in front of an audience, like a barker at a carnival who is regaling his audience with a flair. Except he would probably say, “We see before us…” because “before us” is a fancier expression.


November 2020 it was accepted


can I say... "In front of us we see a small cat."


If you're asking about the English, you can. If you're asking about the course, I assume this variation will not be accepted.


Could 'kitten' also be acceptable for 'small cat' ?


Should be accepted in my opinion, but note that kitten is חתלתול or גור חתולים.


I don't know for sure, but I think it's just referring to the cat's size not its age. Like it could still be an adult cat and be smaller than other cats.


Formally it's size, colloquially it could be either.


The English translation feels awkward. Usually a prepositional phrase doesn't come between the verb and it's direct object.


is מול the preposition here? Is it conjugated same as the first group e.g. ליד


It's in the tips and notes:

how to get tips and notes:

organized by skill in one pdf for the whole course: https://www.docdroid.net/JnfmyEV/tipsnotesbackup.pdf

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The whole course tips and notes are here (and the site has one for each Duolingo language): ,organized by skill individually: http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Hebrew

You can also get them on duolingo.com (make sure your browser is in desktop view/ mode so you can see the other Duolingo features like discussions & timed practice (the language clubs are only on the app though, but they are soon to be disbanded - instead many of us are using http://Discord.io/Hebrew and/or the Facebook Duolingo Hebrew learners group).

Anyway.... from "discussions" you can search for all the discussions in this course (like this one you're reading, as well as see general duolingo discussions). If you can't see discussions on the main screen once logged into Duolingo website, you're not in desktop view.

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