"They are under house arrest for five months."

Translation:הם יושבים במעצר בית כבר חמישה חודשים.

August 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/dfrank13

למה צריך להגיד "כבר" במשפט הזה?

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nanetterand

with כבר i think it means they have already been under house arrest for five months. (as opposed to the five months being the totality of their sentence, and no clue as to how much they have served so far)

February 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LSadun

Exactly. The English phrase doesn't say when the sentence started, and the most likely interpretation is that they have just been arrested, and will be released five months from now.

March 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Francisco834932

My Israeli wife (who is a professional English>Hebrew translator, no less) says "הם במעצר בית לחמישה חודשים".

April 14, 2019
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