"Do you like pineapple?"

Translation:האם את אוהבת אננס?

August 29, 2016

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I'm confused as to when I should use האם as part of the question


Did you find out? I have the same question.


The particle האם is always optional. It is used, in more formal settings, to introduce a yes/no question.

As I said, it is always optional, but some sentences in this course require them or don't allow האם simply because the other option was not input into the database. The problem is remembering which sentences require it and which don't.


I am under the impression there is no rule


I am under the impression that is for starting a yes/no question.


ha'ím at ohévet ánanas?


Its confusing to me because it appears as though using את in front of a word that has the ה in front of it attached to as in הילד or 'the boy' irrespective of the definite article rule, isn't את הילד the same as saying "the the boy"?


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Boy = yeled ילד

From the Duolingo tips and notes; אֶת The Hebrew direct object is only strictly direct when it is indefinite, as in:

take a chair - קַח כִּיסֵא take meat - קַח בָּשָׂר When definite (eg הַכִּיסֵא 'the chair'), it is generally introduced by the special preposition אֶת .

This is known as the direct object marker. By definition we mean: a. a noun with הַ b. a name c. a definite pronoun

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