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"הוא סוגר את מסעדתו."

Translation:He closes his restaurant.

July 13, 2016



So went a noun ends in ה, it is replaced with a ת + ending? Just clarifying as it isn't mentioned in the tips and notes



האהבה שלו - אהבתו

האהבה שלה - אהבתה

האהבה שלהם/ן - אהבתם/ן

האהבה שלכם/ן - אהבתכם/ן

האהבה שלנו - אהבתינו


That's right. It also happens in the construct state - מסעדת הפסטה (the pasta restaurant). Compare to ta marbuta in Arabic.


Most of them are in Pealim.com if you look up the regular word you can see the table, including the section called pronominal affixes.


Nice! Very useful resource


I know that this form, with the suffixed endings for possession, is common for body parts or family members. However, with מסעדה, does this sound natural to native speakers, or does it sound stilted to use this form? Other words where it's common to use the suffixed endings?


The word מסעדתו indeed sounds awkward. Most words do with a possesive suffix. All I could think of that everyone uses is אחותי, my sister. Except that, informal native Hebrew hardly puts these suffixes in conversation


Hu soger et mis'adeto


It should be מִסְעֲדָתוֹ [mis'adato]. [-at] was the old feminine ending for nouns, and the [t] was lost, when standing at the end in the base form of the noun, but the [a] was retained, therefore the vowel does not change between the status absolutus and its suffixed form.


Is it also correct if we say: את המסעדתו ?


No, you never put a ה in front of a possesive noun. המסעדה שלו = מסעדתו


What would the Hebrew be if you wanted to say 'he closes his restaurants'?


I don't know if it's correct, I'm learning too, but Reverso has it as: מסעדותיו


Yes, you are correct, מִסְעֲדוֹתָיו [misadotav] his restaurants is its plural with a suffixed pronoun.


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you need to explain סמיכות-contractions. the easy example is מדנת ישראל

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