Family in Arabic
In today’s free lesson you’ll learn how to talk about your family in Arabic. Practice your Arabic pronunciation as you listen to the audio, and while you’re at it – take a closer look at the different ways to say 'my' in Arabic. Speaking about people in Arabic will also help you understand how the Arabic masculine and feminine principles work.
After this lesson you'll be an expert on talking about your family in Arabic!
Talking about Family in Arabic
My parents / My relatives
اختي ساكنة في مصر
O7’ti sakna fi Masr
My sister lives in Egypt
My brother is tall
My beloved (term of endearment towards males)
My beloved (term of endearment towards females)
Wilad El 3am
My cousins (children of Father's Brother)
Wilad El 7’al
My cousins (children of Mother's Brother)
My cousins (on Father's side)
My cousins (children of Mother's brothers)
My cousins (children of Mother's sisters)
My cousins (children of Father's sisters)
Notice that in English we always use “my”, regardless of the person or group of people we are talking about. In Arabic, the general rule is to add a "ي" (i) at the end of the word to show belonging. Take a good look at the above list and begin to make the connections about gender rules and you will be half-way to understanding how Egyptian people think and speak!
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