"My grandfather is my dad's dad."

Translation:Min farfar är min pappas pappa.

December 1, 2014

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/thebagofsalt

"farfarsfar" is great grandfather. Is great great grandfather farfarsfarsfar?

January 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

Yes, at least your first one, but usually you split them up so you say like ”min farfars far” and ”min farfars farfar.” (my grandfather’s grandfather). It’s simpler than saying ”farfarsfarfar” or so.

January 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardWal211702

Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est? Farfarfarfarfarfarfarfarfarfar!

February 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BillKeenan

This is the best way to denote whose side the grandparents are on. +1 Swedish.

January 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Skoldpaddor

Why not fars far? Is far more formal?

December 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rhblake

"Far" is more formal/old-fashioned, yes. Mamma/pappa is much more common than mor/far.

December 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bonoetmalo

I got the right answer on an open-ended version of the question using "fars far".

January 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ajitirj

I got a multiple choice question with the option of 'fars far', but it started with 'mitt' rather than 'min'. Just in case you were in the same situation as I was.

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/zamlet

This may be a dumb question, but what if you want to refer to somebody's grandfather and you don't know whether he's the paternal or maternal grandfather? Is there a generic term for "grandfather"?

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

No, not really. You'll have to ask, or take a chance. You can use something like "din förälders förälder" but that's kind of bulky.

May 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zamlet

Or "din förälders far"?

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

Maybe so. It's not a natural term, but there's nothing wrong about it. :)

May 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BurntBeanZ

Would ( Min morfar är min pappas pappa.) work here or is it only farfar

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rhblake

Here it's only farfar, since you're referring to your dad's dad. Farfar can only ever be one's paternal grandfather; morfar can only ever be one's maternal grandfather.

February 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BurntBeanZ

Ah I see... Completely forgot about the dads dad part lol thanks

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Luma341669

But what if your parents are brother and sister lol

July 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NatalieBoa3

Yes...that would be a bit weird.

May 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/georg602602

Its really fun to write min farfar är min fars far

November 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Wesleyig

Lol very confusing farfar fars far lol sound like my mouth is full

May 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Will709432

Min farfar är min fars far.. This is why I love swedish. :)

November 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/memetheater

Why is "Min farfar är pappas far" wrong?

August 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zamlet

At a glance, I'd guess it's because you forgot the second possessive. What you wrote is "My grandfather is papa's father", not "MY papa's father".

August 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HelloMiners

When do I use Min, mitt, and Mig? Sorry little late

May 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh

What about ‘min morfar är min fars far’? Technically true, if you’re Prince Joffrey.

March 25, 2018
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