"Why are you not learning for the exam?"

Translation:למה אתה לא לומד למבחן?

September 17, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stan369045

We never say learn for the exam,., only study for the exam


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dani02il

???????למה אתה לא לומד לבחינה


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/exeisen

Does "bishvil" not work in this context? It marked me wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IngeborgHa14

Well yes, I think one can say something like הוּא לוֹמֵד בִּשְׁבִיל עַצְמוֹ / הֶעָתִיד / לָדַ֫עַת he learns for himself / for the future / in order to know. Propose it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theresa754142

Lama ata lo lomed la-mivkhan?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChaimLauer

Could not the word מכין also be used i n this context?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IngeborgHa14

Well, I think you could say as the teacher: אֲנִי מֵכִין מִבְחָן I prepare a test, but as a pupil, it is right to use the reflexive Hitpa'el: אֲנִי מִתְכּוֹנֵן לְמִבְחָן I prepare for a test.

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