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17:34 May 9, 2001
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: sister
Female having the same biological parents as you.
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Arabic translation:UKHT أُخت
Explanation:
This is a general term for "sister". Other terms exist that require some explanation, such as:

SHAQEEQA شقيقة : Used whenever there is a need to emphasize the blood relationship being through both parents, not just one, or to express an extra degree of closeness.

RADHEE’A رضيعة : Literally means "breast-nursing mate." Originally, the term was used for someone who is not a sister, but was breast-fed y one’s mother. The distinction had a legal significance, as it barred the possibility of marriage to the male children of the milk nurse. In time, however, the term became simply an affectionate term for "sister," quite commonly used in many Arab regions.

To learn more, you may one check the answers to a KudoZ question about the term “brother,” posted on March 24. Here is the link:

http://www.proz.com/h.php3?bs=1&id=39651

Fuad

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Note added at 2004-01-05 11:09:19 (GMT)
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Typo corrections:

- was breast-fed by one’s mother

- you may want to check the answers

I apologize for the errors.
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na +1UKHT أُختFuad Yahya
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
UKHT أُخت


Explanation:
This is a general term for "sister". Other terms exist that require some explanation, such as:

SHAQEEQA شقيقة : Used whenever there is a need to emphasize the blood relationship being through both parents, not just one, or to express an extra degree of closeness.

RADHEE’A رضيعة : Literally means "breast-nursing mate." Originally, the term was used for someone who is not a sister, but was breast-fed y one’s mother. The distinction had a legal significance, as it barred the possibility of marriage to the male children of the milk nurse. In time, however, the term became simply an affectionate term for "sister," quite commonly used in many Arab regions.

To learn more, you may one check the answers to a KudoZ question about the term “brother,” posted on March 24. Here is the link:

http://www.proz.com/h.php3?bs=1&id=39651

Fuad

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Note added at 2004-01-05 11:09:19 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Typo corrections:

- was breast-fed by one’s mother

- you may want to check the answers

I apologize for the errors.


    Basic Arabic
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7167
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10 hrs
Ukht


Explanation:
This word is for english speakers.
For french speakers, it is Oukht
I hope it helps you.
Yacine.


yacine
Local time: 11:35
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 51

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