I had thought that the word for grandmother was Oma. Is that more affectionate?
Both are ok. Großmutter is a bit more formal.
Oma - Großmutter is like Dad - Father
So groß means grand or big, can anyone tell me if Borussia Dortmund player Großkreutz's name mean anything in German?
My native tongue is french and Groß is pronounced exactly the same as 'grosse' in french which means : fat (for feminine stuff) and mutt sounds pretty much like 'motte' which means lump or chunk (like a lump of grass)... So whenever i hear Großmutter i can't picture this image of a nice old lady with a plate of out-of-the-oven muffins in her hands... all i can think about is just a big fat lump of whatever... I think i would burst out laughing if a woman ever comes to me with a big smile on her face saying 'Ich bin eine Großmutter'
"Mom, help me to translate this: Meine Mutter ist eine Grossmutter ... -Waits por it-"
when a teen boy is confessing to his parents that he made his girlfriend pregnant
Not necessarily. Your mother might be a grandmother because your sibling - not you - has a child.
is there another word about old lady? i think 'my mother is an old lady' is not wrong answer
Old lady is alte Dame. One could say "Meine Mutter is eine alte Dame," but that is not what is asked for here.
Is that what someone says when one (or one's brother or sister) has a child?
As in, is that a common colloquialism in Germany?
Why am I in downvote hell?