"We have chicken."

Translation:יש לנו עוף.

August 4, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/halamohame

why לנו יש עוף is wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Piccolo221699

I also wonder why that word order is wrong. Does someone know or should it be reported?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Akiva_

I'm curious as to why. While I know that "יש לנו" is the more common way to structure the sentence, other sentences in the app allow this form, such as: אין לכם לנו אין


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danny912421

It's not incorrect, but as you wrote, it's more common this way. Even though it might be correct לנו יש, it's impossible to list every single possible translation of every single sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Akiva_

אין לכם לנו אין


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardJos14

why can't this be תרנגלת?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/airelibre

For תרנגולת it would have to be "we have a chicken". תרנגולת is the animal and עוף is the food.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathan173901

Pe (fe) sofit (ף) seems to me the rarest letter in Hebrew.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vhudcsrijbgygh

יש לנו we have
Chicken עוף Hens and roosters are chicken

תרנגולות ותרנגולים הם עוף


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rieturioyo

How do you spell it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ReyMarlies

עוף ותרנגולת both of them should be given correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danny912421

Not quite. Chicken (animal) is countable and chicken (meat) is uncountable. The sentence above says "We have chicken", which talks about chicken as uncountable. If it were יש לנו תרנגולת English would say "We have A chicken".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamPeiper

How about the plural, תרנגולות?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathan173901

יש לנו עוף - We have chicken. (the only correct answer here)

יש לנו תרנגול - We have a rooster/a chicken.

יש לנו תרנגולת - We have a hen /a chicken.

יש לנו תרנגולים - We have roosters/chickens.

יש לנו תרנגולות - We have hens/chickens.

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