"Even if you want, it does not matter."

Translation:אפילו אם אתה רוצֶה, זה לא משנה.

September 19, 2016

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/stan369045

This sentence needs "it" or . "to" - or some kind of object in English

September 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NaftaliFri1

Unless context is very clear.

I suppose you are right grammatically

September 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/stan369045

Naftali, I'm glad you continued this discussion, bec i realized i hit "sent" too fast. if you just way, "if you want", you omit "it" in sentences like "If you want, I will call him". But it doesn't work with even though/even if. Not natural language for us

September 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NaftaliFri1

I think this sentence is fine for "even if you want (it to matter), it doesn't matter".

It fits into what you wrote as well.

September 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ChayaDoppelt

Aren't you a native English speaker

June 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGerk1

I wrote, "אפילו אם רוצים, זה לא משנה". Can anyone explain why this doesn't work?

January 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IngeborgHa14

Well, one may frown upon the funny redunancy of אֲפִלּוּ אִם, which has the if-part double (etymological אף־אם־לו אם], but it is colloquially much used.

April 12, 2019
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