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"The grandmother"

Translation:A avó

March 9, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmDem

Isn't it avo with the "circonflexe" on the o for grandmother? And this spelling for grandfther? Or are they interchangeble?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

No, they are not. Avó - grandmother, avô - grandfather, vovó / vó - grandma, vovô / vô - grandpa, avós - grandparents.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HrMike

Are both pronounced the same? If so, how do you know the difference in spoken language?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Vó = O like o in hot.

Vô = O like o in bold.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hector290697

Paulo, você é o melhor. Obrigado.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HrMike

Muito ùtil, obrigado :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DennisMitzeus

Do the avó/avô and vó/vô differ like it does in swedish where one of them is for the father side and the other for the mother side?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

They are the same. "Vô" and "vó" would be "granma/grandpa" and their variations. For mother/father side, you should use "Materno" and "Paterno".

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