"The mom is good!"
First, please try not writing in all caps - it's considered rude, because it looks like you're yelling!
As for אמא and אם, they are not quite the same. אמא is more like "mom", and אם is a word more formal, something like "mother" in English. So, in this course, they are teaching us the less formal word אמא only.
Being a technical doofus, I had to download Hebrew letters with no keyboard template--so I made my own. So, if I toggle back and forth between non-caps and caps, I can go back and forth between the Hebrew and English letters--hence my use of caps in my English remarks.
More important, from my experience (four times living in Israel, and many years of fruitless Hebrew instruction) I have found that have the same meaning, but אמא and אם are not the same as אימא at least in written Hebrew (e.g., Amos Oz's "Panther in the Basement"). Note: writing the above took tne minutes because of the difficulties in toggling back and forth, and the way the laptop responds. Anyhow, I will try not to get annoyed at Duo Lingo so much--the rigidity is irritating--and thanks for the note. Dave
David, in that last comment, you have only 3 Hebrew words. Toggling 6 times should not add minutes to your typing, but I understand that it gets annoying, especially when the computer is slow. One way to minimize toggling in that situation is to type all the English first, then type the few Hebrew words and use cut and paste to insert them where you want them.
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