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"Mój brat i moja siostra."

Translation:My brother and my sister.

September 17, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomboysquirrel

I can't get over the fact that the Polish word for brother is "brat".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei

Yesterday I was thinking about how strange it is that I haven't so far seen anyone point it out ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trofaste

I pointed it out verbally rather than in the sentence discussions where my brother will never see it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/br0d4
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It is not that strange if we remember, that both Polish and English came from Proto-Indo-European language, and in PIE "brother" was "bhrā́ter", so this word is about 5000-6000 years old... See Indo-European Lexicon


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomboysquirrel

wow! I had no idea; that's really interesting.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jas789

It's more like "brah" with a t at the end.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/br0d4
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  • 1546

As a native speaker of Polish, I would say that the audio is fine (when checking on a PC), there is only an unnecessary emphasis on "siostra".

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