how to say “an opener” in Hebrew
You invite people over, and everyone brings a bottle of wine. But you’ve got no opener. What do you do?
You go to your neighbors and say:
Do you have an opener?
פותחן comes from the simple verb לפתוח – to open. This ן- ending indicates that the object or person excels at the verb they’re attached to. It shows up at the end of other words such as קמצן – miser, חמקן – stealthy (very good at escaping) and צרכן – consumer. Add ית- to the end of each of these when speaking of a female.