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"She buys a gift for his birthday."

Translation:היא קונָה מתנה ליום ההולדת שלו.

2 years ago

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why isn't it possible to say יום הולדתו?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cyanivde
cyanivde
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"היא קונה מתנה ליום הולדתו" is correct

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex387130

ohh, apologies XDD sorry

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LISAPARSHAN

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

2 years ago