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"They are not working."

Translation:הן לא עובדות.

July 21, 2016



hen lo ovdot / hem lo ovdim


Yo boyh comments directly above: You have to love the subtleness and the honesty!


Should be 'to both comments below'


Does this refer to people not working bc it's a holiday or devices not working bc they're broken?


I believe people not working due to a holiday. I learned in school that the verb פועל is used for devices, but I do not think that term is used by the average Israeli. I have heard "זה לא עובד" in reference to devices many times, but I have yet to hear "זה לא פעיל," despite the fact that that is the correct usage.

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