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"a ship and a building"

Translation:Duj qach je

October 1, 2019



When do is use "je" and when do i use "'ej"? It both means and but Duj 'ej qach is wrong!?


je is used to join nouns or noun phrases; 'ej is used to join sentences or verb clauses. Put a je after a list of nouns or noun phrases, but put an 'ej between sentences or clauses to be joined.

Duj qach je vIlegh I see a ship and a building.

Duj vImej 'ej qach vI'el I leave the ship and I enter the building.


David has given an excellent and concise answer so I have nothing to add to the answer. But I would like to point out that this information is available in the Tips & Notes. I know it’s a lot of new information and some details are bound to be difficult to understand or slip through the memory. However, since Duolingo has hidden the Tips & Notes I want to make sure you know about them and where to find them. If you have not been reading the Tips & Notes, I would like to ask that you review those so we don’t have to repeat too much of the information that we have explained there.

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The use of je is explained in the Tips & Notes for the Phrases unit at: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/kl/Useful-phrases/tips-and-notes.

The use of 'ej is explained in the Tips & Notes for the Sentences unit at: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/kl/Sentences-1/tips-and-notes.

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