May 7, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - Mother in Different Languages

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A mother's love is a special gift and as children, the word "mother" signifies care, love and sacrifice. Whatever language we speak, the love and affection that accompanies the word is the same everywhere. When I became a mom, it is one of the sweetest words I love to hear, my son calling me Mommy. So for Mother's Day, I thought of sharing 13 different languages for the word Mother.
  1. Filipino - Ina, Nanay
  2. Chechen - Nana
  3. Japanese - Okaasan
  4. Italian - Madre, Mamma
  5. French - Me're
  6. Slovak - Matka
  7. German - Mutter
  8. Danish - Mor
  9. Hawaiian - Makuahine
  10. Persian - Maman
  11. Arabic - Ahm
  12. Bulgarian - Majka
  13. Czech - Abatyse
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marcia@joyismygoal said...

since my kids are all grown I miss hearing MOOOOMM

Journeywoman said...

I'd take any one of them.

Adelle Laudan said...

Clever idea for a list. Happy Mothers Day & Happy T13!

jenn said...

Cool TT!

aliceaudrey said...

My favorite is "Mom."

Chris said...

great list jeng!

im chinese so i would like to add to your list -
MAMA in Mandarin

happy mother's day!! :D

do visit my list.. its up!

Brenda ND said...

Oh, wow, I love your post. I like learning new words. Happy Mother's Day.

Mitchypoo said...

What an interesting list! Happy Mother's Day!