טאַטע

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Yiddish[edit]

אַ ייִדישער טאַטע און זײַן זון זיצן מיט אַנדערע ייִדן אין אַ שול

Etymology[edit]

Likely from a Slavic language, from Proto-Slavic *tata.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Litvish, Poylish) IPA(key): [ˈtatə]

Noun[edit]

טאַטע (tatem, plural טאַטעס (tates)

  1. father, dad
    אונדזערע טאַטעס טרינקען קאַווע און שמועסן אויף ייִדיש.‏
    undzere tates trinken kave un shmuesn oyf yidish.
    Our dads drink coffee and chat in Yiddish.
    איך דאַרף רעדן מיט דײַן טאַטן.‏
    ikh darf redn mit dayn tatn.
    I must speak with your father.

Usage notes[edit]

This is one of the few nouns in Yiddish to inflect for case, becoming טאַטן (tatn) in the accusative/dative.

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