2.3.1. Noun Definiteness

In English, definiteness is expressed by adding "the" in front of the noun or noun phrase; for example: a car (not definite) - the car (definite). In Macedonian, definiteness is expressed by adding one of the endings, -от, -та, -то, -те, at the end of the noun based on the flowchart below. Note that because of this addition, the stress of nouns that are three syllables long or longer will shift one syllable to the right; for example: автомобил - автомобилот (shift from то to мо).

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