"The ducks do not want to eat."
Translation:הברווזות לא רוצות לאכול.
"Barvaz" and "barvazot". Generally when there are two vavs in the middle of a word it says "v". Hope that helps!
There's no such word as female ducks in plural. Honest. It's not in any dictionary (I have a Hebrew to English physical dictionary as well). or Wikipedia Hebrew, and there is no listing in Google translate, Reverso translate, pealim, etc.
Dictionaries usually don't write all the possible inflections of a word, but it doesn't mean they don't exist. ברווזה is definitely OK, and so is ברווזות.
A duckling is ברווזון (the ugly duckling = הברווזון המכוער).
The correct answer in the multiple choice used the word אינם instead of לא. What does that mean?
The inflections of "אין" can be used for negation instead of "לא" in present tense. אינם is an inflection of the word "אין" for third person plural masculine (הברווזים). Generally you'd use it to sound more formal. There's an inflection table in the "Formal" lesson, I'm not sure if you've reached there yet but there's a table in the Wiktionary entry as well - https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D7%90%D7%99%D7%9F.
Because infinitives (to + a verb) don't have a plural form. Just verbs. So, for example the infinitive "לאכול" stays like that no matter if it's referring to a man, woman or a group because it literally means "to eat." But the verb "אוכל" (eat/eating) changes to match the thing/person it refers to. Does that make things a little more clear? Basically the difference is simply that "לאכול" is an infinitive and "אוכל" is a verb. Infinitives don't change and verbs do (as far as masculine/feminine and plurals).
Thank you. Does that hold only for lamed plus verb because of infinitive? Is it on all verb cases? I remember reading a few of the groups had unusual rules.
Yes, it does hold true for all verbs. If it is an infinitive it would never be plural, but if it is an actual verb it has four present tense forms. Here are a few examples from five of the seven binyanim.
Present tense verb forms:
אוכל - אוכלת - אוכלים - אוכלות
מדבר - מדברת - מדברים - מדברות
מבין - מבינה - מבינים - מבינות
נכנס - נכנסת - נכנסים - נכנסות
מתחתן - מתחתנת - מתחתנים - מתחתנות