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"הוא התלמיד הכי חכם בכיתה, נקודה."

Translation:He is the smartest student in class, period.

August 7, 2016



I thought this kind of sentence, ending with someone saying "period" is only in English-speaking country since my native language does not have this kind of sentence. Is it colloquial there?


Pretty colloquial, and it may be a style burrowed from English. To me it's a bit ridiculous, I always want to say sarcastically, oh, you said נקודה, I guess you have to be right then.


I agree with you. Entirely.


Here in America, I've also seen Spanish signs that use this form. "40 dólares por mes. Punto." (40 dollars a month. Period).


Lol, we even say it in Arabic. So this style is international my friend, Nuqta! (نقطة) And if we want to be even more convincing, we say: point on the line! Nuqta ala elsater! (نقطة على السطر) I don't if that is said in Hebrew, though. Can we say: נקודה על השורה?


In Swedish too... "punkt slut"

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I am a native German speaker and we have it as well.


Our officer in the military school used to say it as well. The people who write their arguments on a paper has natural tendency to say it, as it is a "transcription" of a writen language into spoken one. Stimmt, meine Deutsche Kolegin? :-)


More exactly this is a former practice of people who dictate their thoughts to a typist or secretary. Say my boss, a lawyer, had such sentences as long as 1800 characters (sic!), before he said Period.


I'm prone to believe that this phrase is of Spanish origin; nonetheless, if anyone can clarify the matter, please, let the fun continue :)


It comes from Czech. Tečka.


(btw, it's idiomatic in Serbo-Croatian as well...)


In Portuguese we say "... e ponto final"


I thought it was supposed to be a voice text.


Have you ever in your life heard a dictate to a typist? :-) It specific to a typewriter, not to any langugage.


Shouldn't "He is the most intelligent student in the class, period" , or most clever, be accepted? Also, it should be "in THE class" not "in class". Ba-Kita

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