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baa dloh hasin

it is funny

bah dlo hus sin

This Navajo phrase introduces three unique words, but is used together to mean “it is funny,” or “it is something to laugh about.”

The first word, baa, is part of a group of words that means “about (it).” This is the third person form of the word shaa (about me). The second person (about you) would be naa.

Dloh is the word that denotes laughter, or in some cases, smiling.

And the final part of the phrase, hasin, is the verb meaning “there is.” It may seem like an awkward verb to use, but it’s versatile and is used to validate the existence of many things which may not be purely physical (like humor, in this case).

Say it with a smile and you’ll be understood.

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