"עליי ללכת!"

Translation:I have to go.

August 3, 2016

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/atznj

Is there a fundamental difference between this sentence and אני צריך ללכת?

August 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AlmogL

This is more poetic.

August 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/shaunsmile

So, as a native speaker, you wouldn't really say this in every day conversation?

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AlmogL

No.

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/synp

I think it's about as common as an English speaker saying "I must go"

May 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/shaunsmile

As a native English speaker from the Western US, I would say that "I must go" is very common.

May 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/shaunsmile

I thought about this for a while, and I think I agree with you. I don't think I'd ever say "I must go" in a normal conversation. Simply reading it, however, I don't find it especially formal.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/synp

Right. But "I have to go" is more common. Especially in speech.

May 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rBhr5

For interest's sake, in Australia, the more common way of saying this would be 'I have to go' or 'I need to go'. When we use 'must' in this context, we're likely to add 'really': 'I really must go'.

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Janis559500

I've lived in eastern and southern US. Although I'm more likely to say "I have to go" or "I have to get going," if I've already said it and someone is insisting I stay, I'm more likely to been say "I must go." It's just more emphatic.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaDellEra

A more literal translation would be "It is upon me to go!" (Perhaps even "incumbent upon me")

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Elana1818

Agreed. "It is incumbent upon me to go" is a nice translation.

October 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TeribleTeri

Alai lalechet

May 22, 2019
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