مۇئەللىم

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Uyghur[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic معلم (mu'allim)

Noun[edit]

مۇئەللىم (mu'ellim)

  1. teacher

Usage notes[edit]

There are three "teacher"s in Uyghur.

  1. مۇئەللىم can be used for both male and female teacher. You can call somebody مۇئەللىم, and you can also say somebody is a مۇئەللىم.
  2. مۇئەللىمە is the same as مۇئەللىم, but is for female teacher only, and is not commonly used.
  3. ئوقۇتقۇچى. You can't call somebody ئوقۇتقۇچى , but you can say somebody is a ئوقۇتقۇچى.

Examples:

  • ئايگۈل مۇئەللىم، ياخشىمۇسىز!/Aygül mu'ellim, yaxshimusiz!/Mrs. Aygül, hello.
  • ئايگۈل، سىز مۇئەللىممۇ؟/Aygül, siz mu'ellimmu?/Aygül, are you a teacher?
  • ئايگۈل، سىز ئوقۇتقۇچىمۇ؟/Aygül, siz oqutquchimu?/Aygül, are you a teacher?
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