Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Family Tree

We were making mock family trees today in language class to learn to discuss families. The following was a conversation our class had with our Moroccan teacher.

Class: We're going to make the children get married to each other.

Teacher: Brother and sister?

Class: Yeah.

Teacher: Do you have that in the United States?

Class: No, just joking. Do you have that here?

Teacher: Brother and sister, no. Sometimes the cousin.

Class: The cousin?

Teacher: Yeah, cousin.

Class: Like first cousin?

Teacher: The cousin.

Class: OK, so let's say you have a sister, and she has a daughter, and then you have a son. Could your son marry your sister's daughter?

Teacher: Yeah.

Class: Is this common?

Teacher: My parents are cousins.

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