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13:21 Jun 5, 2001
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Sisters
See the girl across the room over there, she and I are sisters.
Dawn Muller
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Summary of answers provided
naأخوات، شقيقات Akhawat, Chaqiqat
mohamed Bennis
naukhtyacine
nasisters: (three and over) akhawaattRaghad
naأختان أو أختينFuad Yahya


  

Answers


40 mins
أختان أو أختين


Explanation:
The two Arabic words are pronounced UKHTAN and UKHTAYN. The first is used for the nominative case, the other for the accusative, dative, and genitive cases. In the illustrative sentence that you provided, UKHTAN would be the correct form.

UKHTAN and UKHTAYN are peculiar plural forms in that they are used for two sisters only. If the context implies more than two, you will need the full-blown plural AKHAWAT.

Fuad


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

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AhmedAMS: Well done.
12 hrs
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1 hr
sisters: (three and over) akhawaatt


Explanation:
sisters: (three and over) akhawaatt أخوات
or: shaqeeqaatt شقيقات (from the same father and mother)

two sisters: u’khtaann أختان
or: shaqeeqataan شقيقتان

See the girl across the room over there, she and I are sisters.
A’tara alfataatta a’bra alghurfatee hoonaaka, heyaa wa aana u’khtaan (or shaqeeqataan)
أترى الفتاة عبر الغرفة هناك، هي وأنا أختان
or: شقيقتان


Raghad
Local time: 19:37
PRO pts in pair: 160

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
AhmedAMS: 3
11 hrs
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2 hrs
ukht


Explanation:
I hope it helps you


yacine
Local time: 18:37
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 51

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Fuad Yahya: wrong answer. ukht is sister, not two sisters.
1 hr

AhmedAMS: Please be serious.
10 hrs
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12 hrs
أخوات، شقيقات Akhawat, Chaqiqat


Explanation:
Hi Dawn,
hope it'll help.
mbennis.


    Reference: http://mabennis@hotmail.com
mohamed Bennis
Local time: 17:37
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
AhmedAMS: 1
4 mins

Fuad Yahya: 2
1 day 3 hrs
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