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?
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?
Class: Is this common?
Teacher: My parents are cousins.