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"She is finishing her PhD."

Translation:היא מסיימת את הדוקטורט שלה.

September 10, 2016

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

could you use לגמור here for "finish" (i.e., היא גומרת את הדוקטורט שלה)?

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

You don't wanna say "היא גומרת". Believe me, you don't. :P But you are right.


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

Okay - there's clearly an implication to גומרת of which I'm not aware. Please let me know.


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

That's a slang for reaching orgasm :} (you asked, I answered.)


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

Thanks. I can see a non-native English speaker similarly misusing "she came."


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

Actually, in my opinion, this is one of the only contexts in which מסיימת is really preferable to גומרת. But it's just my opinion, many people use מסיימת for every sort of finishing situation. גומרת is a perfectly good word, I use it all the time, if it gives anyone irrelevant ideas it is their problem. :-|


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scott822635

Why was תואר הדוקטורט not accepted?

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