The in-laws have moved in for the summer!

Not only does this mean extra dishes and loads of laundry, but it means an extra pair of hands to take care of Eryn, and an opportunity for her to really absorb her Arabic.

Eryn, say:

Min fadlick – please

a-licka-lick

Alhamdulillah – praise be to God

amillah

Amin – Amen

AAAAAAAAAMIIIIIIIIIN!

Bismillah – in the name of God

billah

Mai – water

meen

Hisan – horse

neigh!

Kalb – dog

oof! oof!

A’tini – give me

atini

Qamar – moon

qamar

Wahed – one

un

Ithnayn – two

doo

Baba aga – Dad’s arrived

Baba aga! Baba aga! Baba aga!

Mama agat – Mom’s arrived

Mama aga! Mama aga! Mama aga!

When the call to prayer is recited:

Allah aga! Allah aga! Allah aga! Hi Allah!!

It must be so liberating to learn a language without worrying about using gender pronoun endings, pronunciation, and inserting another language or animal noises when you aren’t quite sure what you’re saying.

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