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14:34 Oct 30, 2001
English to Hebrew translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: I speak little Hebrew.
introductory, elementary translation
Meghan
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Summary of answers provided
5aNI medaBEret rak ktzat ivRIT (f.)John Kinory
5Is Simon Charass a native Hebrew speaker?John Kinory
5 -1Ani medabereth ktzat ivrit.
Simon Charass


  

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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
Ani medabereth ktzat ivrit.


Explanation:
That if the speaker is a woman, For a man is "medaber"


Simon Charass
Canada
Local time: 02:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  John Kinory: It says 'little', not 'a little'. The correct Hebrew is 'rak ktzat Ivrit'.
110 days
  -> If you ever say that in Hebrew everybody will laught at you.
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Is Simon Charass a native Hebrew speaker?


Explanation:
Clearly not. Therefore he should stop commenting on translations offered by native speakers who are also qualified Hebrew translators and interpreters.

His comment 'If you ever say that in Hebrew everybody will laught at you', demonstrates not only his inability to distinguish between 'little' and 'a little' (thus laying bare his ignorance of English); but his complete lack of familiarity with idiomatic Hebrew.

References:

Native Hebrew speaker, grew up in Israel, school prize for Hebrew literature, Hebrew University, IAF, taught college in Jerusalem, etc.




John Kinory
Local time: 07:56
PRO pts in pair: 43
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aNI medaBEret rak ktzat ivRIT (f.)


Explanation:
aNI medaBER rak ktzat ivRIT (m.)

John Kinory
Local time: 07:56
PRO pts in pair: 43
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