"Is she her grandmother?"

Translation:Är hon hennes mormor?

November 26, 2014



Not a case where you want to confuse "hennes" and "sin".

November 26, 2014


why isn't it sin? doesn't hennes mean hers?

December 25, 2014


I think if one would use sin here, the sentence would mean that she is both the grandchild and the grandmother, that is, that she is married to her own grandfather.

December 28, 2014


oh that would be...wrong

December 29, 2014


'sin' is only used if the person refered to is also the one doing the action.

January 29, 2015


It's counting "mormar" as a typo but doesn't it technically mean the same thing, just her mother's grandma instead of her father's?

July 12, 2015


Mormar is a typo. But mormor and farmor aren't. ;)

July 20, 2015


Why does morfar not work?

July 15, 2015


The second word defines who it is; the first is whose it is. So you're talking about the maternal grandfather in your question, not the paternal grandmother.

July 19, 2015


Oops I see now, I mixed up the order

July 20, 2015


Is there a generic term for grandmother that could mean either maternal or paternal side?

July 20, 2016


No. There is a generic term for which gender the person themselves is (morförälder = mother's parent, farförälder = father's parent), but not for which side of the family they come from.

December 10, 2018


Why doesn't the V2 rule apply here? IOW, why is "Hon är hennes mormor?" incorrect?

March 30, 2018


Because this is a question so the V2 rule does not apply. A question either begins with a question word (när, varför, hur, vad, vem...) or a verb. Much the same as in English where we flip the subject and the verb.

Your sentence “Hon är hennes mormor” is a statement: “She is her grandmother”

March 30, 2018
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