"That is not how you speak to children."

Translation:ככה לא מדברים עם ילדים.

September 16, 2016

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/roxymrks

Hi, shouldn't it be "לילדים" instead of "עם" ? Thanks

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bar_an

You are right. to = ל-/אל

September 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BenSmart2

I had the same question. I wrote "ככה לא מדברים לילדים" but it wasn't accepted.

July 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DiscipulusKiwius

I would opt for

"ככה לא מדברים אל ילדים"

This you should definitely report as 'should be correct,' if not accepted already.

December 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DiscipulusKiwius

Indeed, Duo may not give a great translation. In any case, good to think about two main options for "meddabrim":

  • "meddabrim eem mishehoo" [talking / speaking with someone]
  • "meddabrim el mishehoo" [talking to someone]

As we already agree that we want to avoid the first, I'd opt for the second ... "אל ילדים"

December 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda118050

This is confusing. What is the literal translation?

May 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Aninka789

I think it's literally 'like this you don't speak with children'

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DiscipulusKiwius

Let me see if I can help So we have this: "That's not how you speak to children."

"ככה לא מדברים אל ילדים"

A good trick you could try to use in order to help make sense of the translation in a word-for-word-kind-of-way is to temporarily insert a word:

"ככה לא מדברים [אנשים] אל ילדים."

"That's not how people speak to children"

The tone in Hebrew is the sort that would be actually be best expressed as "[One / You] shouldn't talk to children like that [!]"

December 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/YotamGubbay

should have been accepted. זה לא איך שאתה מדבר לילדים

August 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TeribleTeri

It's not "you" specifically, it's how in English you'd say "this is not how one speaks to children". It's in the tips and notes. Do you need help finding them? 28 January 2019

January 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MarnaRente

I do...

May 24, 2019
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