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Question about simple negative sentences in Hebrew. שלום! In Hebrew is there an equivalent word to ليس and ليست in Arabic? For example, is it correct to say: מה זה? זה לחם? לא, זה לא לחם. Or do I need another word here - זה ___ לחם- to make the sentence negative? תודה!!!
Sep 7, 2018 7:18 PM
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If you want to say "this is not bread" you can simply write: זה לא לחם It's not mandatory to add the "לא" again in the beginning :)
September 8, 2018
Thanks Adi!
September 8, 2018
You should use the word לא, just like you did. No need to use a different word. As for the remark that Noam wrote - You can use the first לא and you can use the sentence without the first לא. It is just like in English. If I ask: What is that? Is that bread? You can answer it in both ways: No, it isn't bread or just it isn't bread. Personally I'll answer the exact same that you answered - לא, זה לא לחם Adi
September 8, 2018
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