"My aunt is a modern woman."

Translation:Min faster är en modern kvinna.

November 24, 2014

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/oneswedishplease

Shouldn't "moster" be another correct translation for aunt?

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rhblake

Definitely.

Swedish doesn't have the ambiguities of English in family terms such as these. We specify the exact relationship - so aunt is either moster or faster, uncle is morbror/farbror, grandfather is morfar/farfar, grandmother is mormor/farmor, niece is systerdotter/brorsdotter, nephew is systerson/brorson, etc.

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Anders91

You are absolutely right. It is fixed now.

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PJamesM

Shouldn't the stress be on the second syllable? TTS currently says "MOdern" rather than "moDERN".

February 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Was it the slow version? The fast one is correct for me.

In case anybody else wonders what the difference is:

  • MO-dern = the mother
  • mo-DERN = modern
March 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca737642

Wow, my dad's sister actually is

April 21, 2018
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