"They are pretty and tasty."

Translation:הן יפות וטעימות!

July 25, 2016

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I hate getting this wrong because it never stated that it was to be in feminine


i find it really irritating that they dont state the gender then penalise you for choosing the other acceptable alternative


screams Duo, you're a vampire owl!


duolingo really likes this sentence and it's creepy every single time


Not if you keep in mind that Hebrew doesn't have the neuter and so every noun has a gender. To me this sentence brings cakes to mind, ראית את העוגות? - הן יפות וטעימות!.


In spoken Hebrew at least, you'd usually specify that you're talking about, in your example, cakes - if you just said "הן יפות וטעימות" in a sentence, it would be talking about people.


Yes sure , so why is it wrong and I loose a heart ?


I wrote- הם יפים וטעים. It marked this as wrong and said it should have been הן יפות ותויות. I am just learning. I am wondering what indicates this had to be in the feminine form versus the male. It seems like the program has ask for sentences and both versions have been corrected in the past. Just wondering.


The correct masculine sentence would be "הם יפים וטעימים" which is accepted.

טעים is masculine singular.


Why feminine


Transliteration please.


hen yafót ve-te'imót.


Obviously a mistake in the program


Er, what are we talking about when somethings both pretty and tasty?(I am a boy)


Or sugar cookies decorated like flowers ( :


Just for interest sake: For me it was a multiple choice answer and I only had the masculine form to choose, even though i thought it was wrong and should be the feminine. I had to choose the masculine form, no other choice, and it was marked correct.


PROBLEM FOUND! As @LukasGroth says, if the plural ending of "טעים" misses, it is wrong.

Wrong: "הם יפים וטעים"

Correct: "הם יפים וטעימים" This version is accepted! Just tried!


It's not about which "version" is accepted. טעים is wrong because it is singular. טעימים is plural and the correct answer. Not every ים ending implies plural. For example "I agree" is אני מסכים - singular, even though ends in ים. and "we agree" is אנחנו מסכימים. It's about roots of words and learning them. Both טעים and מסכים have mem as their last letter of the root, and there are patterns that insert yod between the second and third letter of the root. And you need to learn to recognize those words.

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