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Thread poster: Isabel Hohneck

Isabel Hohneck
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Dec 12, 2008

Hello all,

I'd like to invite you to post here how kids call their mother in your language. The more exotic, the better!icon_smile.gif




ozan karakış
Local time: 07:11
English to Turkish
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Turkish Dec 12, 2008


my son couldn't say that, instead he used 'nenne' for about 2 yearsicon_smile.gif


unaldi  Identity Verified
Member (2007)
Italian to Turkish
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In Turkish Dec 12, 2008

In our language it's "Anne"icon_smile.gif


Hendarto Setiadi  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:11
English to Indonesian
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In Bahasa Indonesia Dec 12, 2008

The commonly used word for Mama in Indonesia is "ibu". Other words in use here include: bunda, bundo, ibunda, emak, mama(h), mami, umi


Päivikki Eriksson  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:11
Swedish to Finnish
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In Finnish Dec 12, 2008

In my native language: äiti.


Subhan Fakhrizada  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:11
English to Pashto (Pushto)
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In Pashto Afghanistan Dec 12, 2008

In Pashto, the most commonly used name is Adee.


smarinella  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:11
German to Italian
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Italian is not exotic enough, I'm afraid... Dec 12, 2008

I tell it all the same:

mamma, mammina, mammina bella,

I like to remember that 'mamma' comes from Lat. 'mamma' = mamma, breast


sivtufte  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:11
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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Mamma Dec 12, 2008

The Norwegian word is straight out "mamma", but some use the old fashion word: "mor"

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Tatiana Lammers  Identity Verified
United States
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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Мама Dec 12, 2008

Мама, мамочка (mama, mAmochka) - that's how we call our Moms in Russia


Liliana Roman-Hamilton  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:11
English to Italian
In Romanian Dec 12, 2008

Mamă, mămică.


Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:11
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Spanish: mamá Dec 12, 2008

Good luck!


Melanie Wittwer  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 17:11
English to German
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NZ Maori Dec 12, 2008

Mama or hakui (stress on first syllable)


Idoia Echenique  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:11
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English to Spanish
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In Basque Dec 12, 2008

Ama. And the familiar form would be "amatxo".

[Edited at 2008-12-12 23:39 GMT]


Sabine Akabayov, PhD
Local time: 06:11
Member (2011)
English to German
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in Hebrew Dec 12, 2008

it's ima

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