"Maybe."

Translation:אולי.

September 11, 2016

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/hectorlqr

Pronunciation?

September 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kpferdeort

The lack of audio makes this course very frustrating. Sorry for venting ;)

August 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daal39
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I have to agree. Especially for beginners, not having audio for a language in which the pronunciation is not clear from the spelling is sub-optimal.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NRPL123

It sometimes is, but I'm sure they did the best they could in putting together the course and having it free for us! Here is a helpful website for pronunciation. https://forvo.com/languages/he/ :)

December 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tim5602

Could 'יכול להיות' also be accepted?

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/radagastthebrown

Yes, I'd accept it, but they're not always interchangeable.

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tim5602

Ok, thanks. In my native language, German, there's also 'vielleicht' (אולי) and 'kann sein' (יכול להיות). But I don't know a situation where these are not interchangeable, at least at the moment I don't. Which situations would that be in Hebrew eg?

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/radagastthebrown

Well, אולי is also used for suggestion - for example, אולי תפסיק is a less harsh way to ask someone to stop; whereas יכול להיות שתפסיק simply means "maybe you'll stop", or maybe not - the speaker is not implying which of the two possibilities he prefers.

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tim5602

Oh, ok. I understand, thanks!

June 12, 2017
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