"Zero is less than thirteen."

Translation:אפס זה פחות משלוש עשרה.

August 4, 2016

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/forrey

Why does this need the זה? Wouldn't it still be correct without it?

August 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/radagastthebrown

It's a copula, it is necessary here, otherwise you'll get "zero less than thirteen" (as in "one less than a million" = 999,999, instead of "one is less than a million" which is stating a fact).

August 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh

I’ve never heard anyone saying ‘אפס הוא פחות מ־’. That would imply 0 is a substantive rather than an amount.

October 25, 2016
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