"You like water."
Translation:את אוהבת מים.
You can use: https://www.doitinhebrew.com/Translate/default.aspx And you'll have the genre / number, as well as other known meanings, in one of the extra entries below the translation.
For instance it gives this for אתם :
אתם pronoun you (plural masc.) , ye (archaic)
I use this tool quite often.
Other than that, this can also help sometimes: https://context.reverso.net/translation/english-hebrew/
If Im at a beginner level, and have zero knowledge of letters, what would be the best and effective way to start learning Hebrew? Duolingo hasn't been effective for me at all as it goes straight into full words and sentences, without providing any background and/or context behind what each of those letters mean, and how to pronounce them
I learned the aleph-bet by learning to sing Debbie Friedman's Aleph-Bet Song. It's one of my two favorites, and I think the second easiest. youtube.com/watch?v=UiCzoTs1AdE Then, I learned how to write the letters and vowels using "Reading Hebrew, Sefardi, A programed Instruction Book". If you're interested, just google it. I also highly recommend doing the memrise Hebrew-aleph-bet-print/ course by Mazzorano, who is a contributor to this Duolongo course. Then, as you do this course, also do his memrise course that pronounces all the words in this Duolingo course. I tried to give you a link directly to the courses, but the links did not work. Just go to memrise.com click on "Courses, Languages, Middle Eastern, Hebrew" and look for Mazorrano's classes.
I believe אהבה is equivalent to the abstract noun love. E.g: As in the sentence: "Send them my love."
While אוהב is the verb in the present tense singular masculine. E.g: As in the sentence "I love my husband."
I used these references: https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/parts-of-speech/nouns/abstract-nouns.html and https://www.pealim.com/dict/67-leehov/
If you translate from English to Hebrew, either you are supposed to know by context if it is a male or female or Dou is supposed to accept both. English does not have masculine and feminine form, hence you could ask the same question with English an Franch. English and any other language with gender al forms.