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"Why is your secretary sleeping?"

Translation:למה המזכיר שלך ישן?

2 years ago

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would the word מזכיר ever be used for a male secretary? In all my 17 years in Israel everyone I was around always referred to any (regardless of gender) secretary as מזכירה. Then again, I am pretty sure every secretary that came up in conversations was a female.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilanarivka

I changed the word order to למה ישנה המזכירה שלך. It wasn't accepted. Is it wrong?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1Talmidah

Would " למה מזכירתך ישנה " be right?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NatashaSha126526

That's what I would have expected.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rick-James

גם: מדוע המזכירה שלך ישנה

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rick-James

absolutely- a male secretary is מזכיר. for example: מזכיר הממשלה. you can't say מזכירה for a male secretary.

2 years ago