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"שים את מד החום בפה!"

Translation:Put the thermometer in your mouth!

September 13, 2016

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

"Put the thermometer in the mouth" sounds really weird. In english you would say "put the thermometer in your mouth"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IngeborgHa14

Composites of מַד־ -metre are often written together as the thermometre הַמַּדְחֹם or things like a מַדְגֶּ֫שֶׁם pluviometre.


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

Is that how they say it in Israel? And not בפה שלך?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IngeborgHa14

Well, I think Hebrew is less obsessed than English to indicate possession, when speaking about body parts. The logic is: Whose mouth do you think you have to put the thermometre in? It is self-explanatory.

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