Is there a way to say "aunts" that includes both the maternal and paternal sides at once?
No – we'd have to say mostrar och fastrar.
What about 'tante'? I grew uo calling my faster 'tante'.
tant works but is extremely old-fashioned, using it would make you sound like you're intentionally going for a 1950s black-and-white movie vibe. :)
Hmm interesting aa tante is German for aunt.
So is it in French.
What if you don't know if the relative is on the father's side or on the mother's side? Then how do you refer to that relation?
Just say moster eller faster if you don't know. :)
Just kinda curious why would you use Fastrar
Aunt is either ”faster” (if it’s your father’s sister), or ”moster” (if it’s your mother’s sister), the plural forms are fastrar and mostrar.
Why isn't "Jag har flera mostrar och fastrar" accepted?
You're right, that should be accepted. I'll fix that.
was fastrar some kind of far-sister that became this?
Fastrar = far-syster= father-sister.
Far and mor are the formal terms for pappa and mamma.
Why is it "Jag har flera mostrar" now and not många as in "jag har många kusiner"? Whats the difference?