Not knowing how to spell I must pick letters that fit the sound. I could say מים or I could say מאים , and the sound would be the same? How do I know when to do one or the other? Is there a rule?
Spelling is about practicing and memorizing.
Think fone-phone in English
Thanks. That's something I uderstand. Spanish being my 1st language , there was a time when I could easily write fone instead of phone.
From a Hebrew site: http://www.aish.com/jl/heb/s/50704317.html - this is what they said about water: מים Translation: water Transliteration: mayim Part of speech: Noun, Masculine, Plural
If you want to look it up, you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see this.