Agreed, how is 'nan' not acceptable!? I've always called my grandmothers 'nan'; not once have I said 'grandma'
Yes 'Nan' should be absolutely fine.
It is an idiom, a slang so I don't think it should be accepted
Should "Granny" be allowed?
I put Granny in my answer but it was rejected so I've asked for a correction.
Same here, still rejected! 22/8/15
sta vs e?
why is sta used here??
nonna = granny also
Why is Nan not allowed? my nan is italian and has always been "nan" as it is similar to nonna
granny is acceptable English for "nonna"
Can we use "la tua nonna" here?
Yes, even though you don't need the article, in real life - and in north Italy - you will hear more easily "come sta la tua nonna" than "come sta tua nonna".
Dont understand why the article is not needed here?
Surely Gran should be ok here?
So glad I'm not the only one that refers to my grandmothers as 'nan'.
Ive always said gran, or grandma
" grandma" is predominantly american in usage. " gran, granny nan and nanna" should also be accepted if you want to keep your european following.
This really is too much! "Granny" is wrong. it has to be grandma. Earlier I had "mummy" turned down. Grow-ups used that in Dallas,for heaven's sake!!
Nan for British English speakers?
'Nanna' should be allowed for 'nonna'. It is a very common word for grandmother in Australia. All my grandmothers have been "Nanna"
IMHO it is just simpler to use the Duoling tool to learn the basic translation (nonna = grandmother) instead of requiring it to accept all the short forms of grandmother, specially the ones specific to a country (eg Australia).
This is one of those questions with a severely limited range of accepted answers. Duo, get on this please, it's been years. Sigh. Reported again 27th July, 2018.
another unfair clash between English English and American English. Granny is a perfectly acceptable translation of 'nonna'.
Absolutely right, Granny and Nan are the norm in the UK.
How is your gran is not allowed :( 23.09.18
Nan should be accepted
"How is your grandma going" has not been accepted, why?