Question:

If someone response with an incorrect “amen”, does his amen counts like he said amen or is it considered invalid or insignificant? Thank you

Answer:

When answering amen we are not allowed to answer it too early, (called Amen Chatufa- lit. a grabbed amen, by answering amen before the person saying the bracha finishes saying the bracha) or too late, (called Amen Yisoma- lit. an orphaned amen). A person that says an Amen Chatufa, (or Yesoma) is not considered to have answered amen to the bracha, and it doesn’t count. The Biur Halacha ( 124 D:H V’yesh) says that even if a person is unsure if his amen will be yesoma or chatufa he should better not say it at all

Sources:

Notrei Amen chap.7 ftnt. 3.

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