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"אתם רואים את הכוכבים?"

Translation:Do you see the stars?

August 10, 2016

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

This is the same with Arabic "star/planet" "كوكب"!


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

How do you make the distinction between planet and star?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IngeborgHa14

Well, based on the observation that some lights in the sky have a fixed position to each other (fixed stars, Latin stellae fixae), but other move around, the planets (Ancient Greek πλάνητες ἀστέρες wandering stars). This terminology was adapted by Hebrew, adding the Lamed-less infinitive of sit and walk to them: כּוֹכְבֵי־שֶׁ֫בֶת and כּוֹכְבֵי־לֶ֫כֶת.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janis559500

Fascinating. So our English word "planet" comes from the Greek word "to wander."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Otto283955

Someone with brains. Thanks


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

Why not: are you seeing the stars?

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