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איזה לילה קר

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Why do we say קר and not קרה since לילה is a feminine noun?

8 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/at2004
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It is masculine and not feminine. For example, we say לילה טוב (good night) and not לילה טובה. It is true that most words ending with ה are feminine, but not all.

8 months ago

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Yes, you are right! In good night we use it as as a masculine noun indeed, so it must be a masculine noun after all. It is so strange though.. Thank you at2004.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neshariym

Numbers are also the opposite of what they look like, as I understand it. So technically, שלוש is feminine also.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tamar242627

The word לילה is an exception. it is masculine not feminine. other similar exceptions are the words: גרב (a sock), צומת (a junction), עט (a pen) . these words have a feminine sound but they are actually masculine. there are many more exceptions in Hebrew... as we use to say: עברית שפה קשה (-:

8 months ago
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