1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Navajo
  4. >
  5. "Older sister and older broth…

"Older sister and older brother"

Translation:Ádí dóó ánaaí

December 30, 2018



I just finished the whole course up to level 5


Do brother and sister not have a required prefix? Which relatives do and don't have a required possessive prefix?


The a- indicates that these are generic siblings. You can instead have shínaaí, binaaí, etc. Duo should really have introduced the person prefixes in a coherent manner, it makes a lot of the language much easier


They all have required possessive prefixes. The a- versions are rare (but can be applied to all family members). I wish they would teach them all with shi-, ni-, bi-.


They both should have the word Shi in front if your talking about your brother and sister.

Learn Navajo in just 5 minutes a day. For free.