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Kabyle Vocabulary - Days of the Week

Hi Kabyle learners! 😊
In this lesson, we will be learning the days of the week in Kabyle. Knowing these basic words will help you communicate more effectively with Kabyle speakers. Let's get started!

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Days of the week are a fundamental part of our everyday lives. The cycle of seven days has been used for centuries and is a system recognized worldwide. Learning the days of the week in Kabyle will enable you to plan ahead and communicate effectively with native speakers. In this lesson, you will learn the Kabyle words for the days of the week and practice using them in context.

Take a moment to explore these relevant pages as you conclude this lesson: Basic words in Kabyle, Animal, How to say Good Bye? & Telling time.

Vocabulary[edit | edit source]

Below is a table showing the seven days of the week in Kabyle, along with their pronunciation and English translations.

Kabyle Pronunciation English
Yeddu /jeddu/ Monday
Tadwas /tadwas/ Tuesday
Ayyur /ajjur/ Wednesday
Imarasen /imarasen/ Thursday
Yennayer /yennayer/ Friday
Sanhadja /sanxaɟa/ Saturday
Aheddad /aheddad/ Sunday

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Here's a dialogue to practice using the days of the week in context:

  • Person 1: Tamectut Yeddu. (Today is Monday.)
  • Person 2: Azul, Win nker ayenna-d ? (Hello, what are you doing today?)
  • Person 1: Nker ghef tamectut Tadwas. (I have plans for Tuesday.)

Interesting Facts[edit | edit source]

- The Berber calendar, also known as the Julian calendar, is still used in some parts of North Africa today. It is based on the agricultural cycles of the Berber people.

- Each day of the week in Kabyle has a special meaning. For example, Yeddu, meaning Monday, is associated with the color white and symbolizes purity and new beginnings.

- The traditional Kabyle week starts on Saturday and ends on Friday, but this practice is not used by everyone.

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Congratulations! You now know the days of the week in Kabyle. Remember to practice using these words in context by speaking with native speakers. To improve your Kabyle vocabulary, you can also use the Polyglot Club website. Find native speakers and ask them any questions! Don't forget to check out our vocabulary page for more Kabyle words and phrases. Merci seg-mi yezwaren! (Thank you and see you soon!)

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Impressive work on finishing this lesson! Explore these additional pages to enhance your understanding: Counting and Numbers, Colors, Modes of transportation & Food.


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