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"Older sister"

Translation:Ádí

April 5, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YanabahSmi1

I was told by most of my family members that ur suppose to have a shí bí or ní when saying family terms otherwise people take wrong and by personal experience with these words people take it a sexual way


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fay546324

I was given to understand by several websites that "older sister" is shádí, not ádí. Were they wrong?


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

"Shádí" would literally be "my older sister," and is in fact the more common way to say it. In Navajo you almost always attach a possessive. (Like "shimá" literally means "my mother," but it is also how you would address your mom.)

The non-possessive a- versions they are giving here are rarely used.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darrah303421

Shadi is my older sister

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