Friday, July 16, 2010

Arabic Pick #010

Our Arabic Pick for today is...
Arabic3am; 5al
English:  uncle (In Arabic, you will know if an uncle is your dad's brother or mom's brother, same goes with an aunt)

  • Paternal uncle is 3am; paternal aunt is 3amma
  • Maternal uncle is 5al;maternal aunt is 5alaa
Example:
1.  I have four 3am and four 3amma. (= meaning my dad has four brothers and four sisters)
2.  Mom has two brothers and three sisters so I have two 5al and three 5alaa.
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(Arabic speakers, please feel free to correct me. Thanks)