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Hi Listeners! What is your favorite Family Member word? Let us know!
Shalom Orrin and sunil,
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The word cousin was not mentioned as they do have an important role especially during the growing up phases.I bonded well with my cousin bro and yes family is important.The word"u' and "ve" are the words which i was looking for and thanks for the sentences as it seems their function is the same.It seems prepositions are vital to construct a sentence and with" Yesh li "and "la "i am starting to work on sentences.
Hi Jeannet Benschop,
Glad to see that you managed eventually 😄
This is correct. One could also use "ben doda" and "bat doda" when the children are of their aunt, many people say this to distinguish the family connection.
OK, found the answer
Bat dod, or ben dod = cousin
achyan or achyanit = niece of nephew
I got confused because in Dutch we have one word for both, but in English there is a distinction
Thank you! What is the right word for the children of your brothers and sisters?
Hi Gerri Faye Darmstaedter,
Thanks for posting on this!
You're correct, great grandmother in Hebrew is either "savta rabta" - סבתא רבתא (from the Aramaic source) or "savta gdola" סבתא גדולה (a modern, yet not so frequently used Hebrew translation).
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For great grandmother the written transliteration is savta rabta but it sounds like speaker says raba .
Hi raizy and Sharon,
Thanks for posting your questions! I'll be happy to answer them 😄
@raizy - The only words for niece and nephew are these that appear above - אחיינית and אחיין.
@Sharon - Well, it makes perfect sense, no? the cousin is the "son of the uncle" after all... 😅 All other possible options are also valid - daughter of the uncle (בת דוד), daughter of the aunt (בת דודה) and son of the aunt (בן דודה).
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