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"She buys a gift for his birthday."

Translation:היא קונָה מתנה ליום ההולדת שלו.

June 22, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex387130

why isn't it possible to say יום הולדתו?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cyanivde

"היא קונה מתנה ליום הולדתו" is correct


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex387130

i understand, do you know exactly why יום הולדתו is grammatically incorrect? I was certain i've heard it being spoken... thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cyanivde

It is correct, that's what I was saying :) report it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex387130

ohh, apologies XDD sorry


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex387130

hey um, do you know if its possible to report it from here? i finished that lesson and i don't see a report icon anywhere on this page


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cyanivde

I think you can't unless you see this question again while practicing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LISAPARSHAN

WHY CAN'T I USE THE POSSESIVE OF BIRTHDAY הולדתו? I REPORTED TOO...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex387130

Someone told me before in response to a similar question that it's correct but considered archaic. This is why it's not currently listed as a right answer but it'll probably get approved if you reported it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathaniel136261

Is נתן also acceptable?

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