"Dad, is love coming?"
Translation:אבא, אהבה באה?
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!
They have a lot to fix in this old course (missing audio for example), sadly Duolingo put emphasis on adding newer languages (with newer courses done in higher standers when finished) and keep adding new features to very few courses (French and Spanish are 2). If I remember correctly Russian does not have it, and last time I checked- neither was Arabic, but they can be found easily online .
Are all of you doing the lessons on phones? I do the lessons on a desktop computer, and for each one, you can click for "tips" before starting the lessons. Can you see it here from this link? https://www.duolingo.com/skill/he/Letters-1/tips-and-notes
Here is a link to the tips for the "letters 2" lesson: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/he/Letters-2/tips-and-notes
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"
Exactly because of that (modern used Hebrew). You can find text with niquod online .
Einat162, Thank you for the links! I am going to save them for when I know enough to use them. (I had to click to translate the page to see what they were- stories and worksheets in Hebrew for children's level! I am on infant level so far, but I hope to be able to use them later!)
RyderMeise, for a lot of the exercises, if you click on the discussion button, someone has spelled the pronunciation in English letters for us. Also, for a lot of the words, I think if you try to pronounce the consonants without vowels, you are pretty close to being right!
Later, if you want to, you could do a websearch for how to change keyboard language on ____ (your device). I don't know anything about Apple devices, but I was able to get extra keyboards for Hebrew, Greek, and Spanish, for Windows whatevernumberitisthatIhave. I don't see the keyboards displayed on the screen, however, so it helped to use the gate2home virtual one until I learned where most of the letters were.
Once you learn where the Hebrew letters are, you could do a web search to learn how to add a Hebrew keyboard to your particular device. I now have it set up where I can click at the bottom of my computer screen to change my keyboard to Hebrew, but of course the letters on the actual keys are still the English letters, so I just have to remember which key is for which Hebrew letter.
Okay I'm getting a bit confused with the word love, lol. I get the feminine and masculine. If it ends with ה, it's feminine. But I'm getting confused with how it's spelled. I've seen it as "אוהב" and "אהבה" why are there different spellings? And how are they pronounced?
You are mixing up two things. אהבה in this example is a noun, which means "love" and it is indeed feminine. It is pronounced "ahavá"
On the other hand, אוהב (pronounced ohév) is a verb in the present tense masculine, which means both "like" and "love". אני אוהב translates to both "I like" and "I love". The feminine version of the verb is אוהבת (pronounced ohévet).
As for endings, masculine verb, adjective or a noun in some cases becomes feminine by adding either ה or ת, not just ה.
Could Duolingo not have transliteration with every sentence (at least on this basic level)? If a language has an orthography that does not indicate how the vowels are pronounced, it would be a great aid in order to memorize these strange looking words (to have a support what the words "really" are).
I think they are doing the best they can. On a lot of the exercises, there is transliteration in the discussion comments; if not, you can ask for someone to spell the sentence in English letters. On the exercises where audio is available, if you play it a lot of times, the sounds start to separate out in your mind so you can hear them. Also, you can copy and paste individual words to this website, and it has pronunciation recordings https://forvo.com/languages/he/
You are not the first (nor last) to point this out... Sadly they released the course with lacking audio and keep on moving into other languages and not fixing "live courses"... :-( (the audio in the Hebrew course is recorded by voice actors and not computer generated as in most Duo courses).
If you are using Chrome on desktop, you can add this extension: DuoKeyboard chrome.google.com/website/detail/dekooljcgfaiokofbciaflklkfniimfa
I could not type the right characters in Hebrew...I copied and pasted from the hints! Anyone know how to install a qwertyhebrew keyboard on a windows 10 machine??? Where am I otherwise supposed to be able to TYPE in Hebrew letters?? Daunting doesn't cover it! Duo can you provide a qwerty hebrew keyboard or something to choose from when we have to type in Hebrew?
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"?
These questions should really have audio for when you select a word option to compare the audio with the original sentence. I got the question correct on my second try, but I barely recognized 2 words from previous lessons and felt like I was just guessing based on what symbol pictures I tried to remember from the correction made by Duo. It makes it unnecessarily difficult and dissuasive for continuing to learn this language. Please fix this; I know it works for other languages and actually enables learning by the person solving the problem instead of trying to arbitrarily memorize and regurgitate phrases and words without any context.
Or at least have lessons that teaches you 'this letter correlates to this sound' so people could try to break up the words into letters they know. This level is literally "Letters 1" but I have not had any lessons that teach me specific letters, only full sentences. I understand a lot of people are saying "look at the hints" which is well and good, but for this question- that the entire thread is supposed to be about- there are not any visual or auditory hints. None! Just the audio of an entire sentence that it wants you to write back in another language using characters it has not previously taught you. I don't think many people would be able to/want to consistently memorize several foreign words, and retain those words, to be redone at the END of the lesson- especially if you have more than one problem that was incorrect that you are also trying to remember. It's discouraging/disappointing when "Letters 1" doesn't even teach you letters to give you the foundation to enable translating these phrases- which is what they are, phrases. I really like Duolingo, but the frustration of this language bleeds into the rest of my studies which is a bummer. I hope y'all can recognize my constructive intention.
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 :)