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"She likes water."

Translation:היא אוהבת מים.

August 21, 2016



Is אוהבת מים ever correct?


No cuz that would be love water and you have to a person for example הוא אוהב מים or היא אוהבת מים


How come 'she' is 'היא' instead of 'את' as a singular female?


Both are for singular female, but different "person" mode.

She (3rd person) is היא. But את is "you" (2nd person), when you are talking to a single female. Use היא when you're talking about a single female.


Said typos in :

ה'א אוהבת מ'ם.

Wait, is it the commas


Yes, instead of apostrophes use the letter yod.


Its gender that may confuse some


I typed "היא אוהבים מים", which is "She likes water." So why was I marked wrong? How do you tell which form of the word like(s) to use and when to use it? I've come across different versions of "like(s)" so far and keep using the wrong ones in the wrong spots because I don't know which is the right one for which sentence/tense or whatever it is that makes them different.

Please help me figure this out, it's frustrating to get marked wrong when I don't understand why I'm wrong.

The versions I've got so far are: "אוהב", "אוהבת", and "אוהבים"


Your mistake was using the plural masculine form, instead of the singular feminine. In present tense, there are four different forms of the verb:

x אוהב - masculine singular

x אוהבת - feminine singular

x אוהבים - masculine plural

x אוהבות - feminine plural

Depending on the subject, different form will be used. היא requires אוהבת while for example אנחנו requires אוהבים if it's a group of men or a mixed-gender group or אוהבות if it's a group of women.


How to white in Hebrew???? where and how to access to the letters?? Tank you


Hî' 'ôhevet maîm.


Is ה usually pronounced? Because I sometimes hear them pronounce it silent. For example: With היא I hear "yi'ee" instead of "hee".

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