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  5. "tInbe' 'oH."

"tInbe' 'oH."

Translation:It is not big.

April 13, 2018



'oH? what does it mean? just it?


Yes, 'oH is the pronoun that means "it."


There was a previous question that asked to translate "It is not big. It is small". The answer to that was tInbe'. mach. Would you have added the 'oH then?


Both are fine.

"it is not big" could be tInbe' or tInbe' 'oH.

Since the verb prefix identifies the subject and the object, pronouns are often not necessary and can be left out or put in as you wish.

Though with third-person subjects or objects, using a pronoun can be useful to distinguish between ghaH "he, she, him, her" on the one hand and 'oH "it" on the other, or between chaH "they, them" (plural of ghaH) on the one hand and bIH "they, them" (plural of 'oH) on the other.

So tInbe' could mean not only "it is not big" but also "he is not big, she is not big, they are not big". tInbe' 'oH can only mean "it is not big".


what is the part thats says its a negative sentence?? or is the verb just "to not be big"???


tIn means "to be big". -be' is a verb suffix which makes the sentence negative.

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