"Dad, is love coming?"
Translation:אבא, אהבה באה?
Depending on the gender of the subject, the masculine form is בא, the feminine form is באה. In Hebrew verbs are conjugated for gender and number.
what's the gender of "love"? (and one more question, here "love" is a noun, how to say "love" when it's a verb? or will it be in the lesson later?)
Love is a female, obviously ;) As a verb, it depends on who is speaking. I (female) love - ani ohevet אני אוהבת I (male) love - ani ohev אני אוהב She loves - he ohevet היא אוהבת Etc...
Aaha. So I am supposed to have for this exercises on my device installed a keyboard for hebrew letters.
How can I switch from English to Hebrew while typing? I have a mac and I have put Hebrew in under Language and Region, but I don't know how to switch the keyboard. I have no 'menu' bar in the left hand corner of my computer, so I have no idea what to do next. Does anyone else have a mac or knows how to do it? I would appreciate any feedback. Thank you!
In system preferences, go to 'language' and then 'keyboard layouts'. At the bottom, there is an option of showing it in the menu above the screen. By clicking there, a little flag will appear on the right top corner.
on my iMac I can switch between the Hebrew and Latin keyboards by pressing the Command key followed by the space bar. I see your query was from a year ago, so I hope you managed before this! Oh, and you have to go to System Preferences>keyboard to add the Hebrew keyboard.
Most of the courses have voiced words on all questions, not hearing any for the match and select. Which is very nessisary with a brand new alphabet.
What order are questions asked in? (Which parts of speach go into what order)
The question word comes first, then the subject. There is no "be" in anyway. So, for example, if you want to as "what do you want" it will be "what you want" (sayed as מה אתה רוצה ma ata roze). However for some questions there is the question word האם (haim) , that can mean "is it", "is this", "are you", "are they" etc.. For questions like this it is pretty common to drop the "האם". So, you can also say "האם אבא בא"
He is accepting all answers as typos! Must correct this. Make it more strict or something
Not really :) It wouldn't be so hard to say for native speakers. I guess it's mainly because the first exercises try to use only the first letters, they tried to use words made up only of א, ב, ג, ד, ה Doesn't leave much of a choice!
How are you supposed to be able to type this sentence if you don't know any hebrew at all? This app is terrible
Is this your first DuoLingo course? Their method is sort of a natural method...get thrown in like a new baby is & learn by trial and error :) Keep trying, look at all the tips and hints, try to learn from your mistakes, and you will find yourself learning :)
@nesanelf Hi sorry I'm not sure how to reply to comments here... Where can I find the tips and notes? I don't see any option in the exercise to view these.
if you are on the desktop browser version, just scroll down on the main page (not inside the exercise) and you should find the tips and hints there.
Additionally, whenever you are given a new word within the exercise, it will be highlighted orange/yellow, and when you click on it it will tell you the translation.
Good luck :)
@NRPL123 Hi sorry I'm not sure how to reply to comments here... Where are the tips and hints located? I looked in the lesson and do not see where this is. And yes, this is my first course using this app :p.
I'm sorry; I just now saw this. Hope you found them already! But if not...when you first open DuoLingo, you should be on the main "Hebrew Skills" page. Click on "Letters 1" (or whatever section you are on). Then you should see the lessons 1-6 at the top...scroll down and you should see "tips and notes" underneath. Hope this helps! I am doing the lessons on a desktop. I'm not sure if it is different doing them on a phone.
I added the question word: ? אבא, הוא אהבה באה and the program said that was an error. I was wondering if it is incorrect to do it that way, or if it is just not the exact answer that Duo wanted. I think I remember reading that adding the question word הוא is more formal, so maybe it is incorrect to use it with your "Dad"?
You're confusing "הוא" (he/he is) with "האם."
The sentence you want is: "אבא, האם אהבה באה"
It slightly changes the meaning of the sentence, it makes it "the love" instead of simply "love"
Is "אהבה" an Israeli pet name for a lover? If so is it only used for women, or can it (or a masculine version) be used for a male partner?
I don't understand. If באה is feminine then why when speaking to dad (masculine) is it still באה?
Thank you. I did read that too, but I still don't understand lol because when you say I love you, then love is feminine or masculine depending on who is speaking or being asked. Am I right?
Am I the only one who hears "Carry On" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young in their head whenever they get this item?
why the bet at the end of "coming"? Is it because it is a question? I thought the bet attached to the word meant "the"?
the letter "hey" attached to the beginning of a word means "the". Bet is used some verb conjugations to indicate a feminine subject
Well, I am not sure what you mean by that, I know,that bet at the beginning of the word means in/on, I don't know about bet at the end of the word
I asked that up above... it is that the verb is conjugated differently for a female subject. The letter bet at the beginning of a word seems to mean "the." At least that is what I think I have learned so far!