Family vocab III: brothers and sisters

Family vocab I: mother and father

Family vocab II: child, son and daughter

Continuing our family vocabulary series, this time we look at siblings. The word for “sibling” in Turkish is kardeş (pl. kardeşler), and it can be modified with one of the Turkish words for “man,” erkek, to make erkek kardeş, “brother,” and by the Turkish word for “girl,” kız, to make kız kardeş, or “sister.”

Those compound forms are actually more likely to be encountered than separate vocabulary for “brother” or “sister,” so far as I know, but those words do exist. Abla means “sister,” though more properly it refers to an older sister, and birader, from Persian, means (you can probably guess) “brother.”

Persian here. Arabic here.


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