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"האישה הזאת שותָה הרבה יין."

Translation:This woman drinks a lot of wine.

September 12, 2016



It keeps on grading the Hebrew word for drinks incorrectly, however, it is spelled correctly. One cannot add the nikudot when typing in Hebrew!


Yes, one can add the nikudot: שׁוֹתָּה, שׁוֹתֶּה.

One can go to the Google Play store and download the MultiLing app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kl.ime.oh

However, one shouldn't have to use pointing in Modern Hebrew, or should they?


האמא שלי?


In the UK she'd be called a lush!


What is the difference between זה and זאת? Sometimes it matters which you use and sometimes it doesn't.


the former is masculine and the latter feminine


Isn't there also something like זהו?


Yes, זהו = זה + הוא


So how would you use that in a sentence?


רעה מאוד. היא צריכה לשתות פחות יינות. (Very bad. She needs to drink less wine. Hope that's right.)


Why הרבה, instead of just רבה?


You can't use רבה here. The word הרבה is one word, the first hey is not an article, if that's what you meant, you can't remove it.

There are two possibilities how to translate "a lot of wine" in Hebrew. One is by using an adverb, acting as a determiner - הרבה which comes BEFORE the noun it determines, so it would be הרבה יין. The other option would be to use an adjective רב which comes after the noun, like other adjectives do, too. In that case it would be יין רב. But the second option is much less commonly used, because it is considered more formal. It's רב because יין is masculine. רבה is feminine, so it could go only together with a feminine noun, for example "a lot of love" would be אהבה רבה, because אהבה is feminine. Or you can say it more commonly הרבה אהבה.


Thank you for that detailed explanation. I thought the ה was a definite article in this case.


so, you don't need את before הרבה because it is an adverb and not a noun?


It's not an adverb, but a determiner. The main reason you don't add את is that it's not (considered) definite.

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