"My grandfather is my dad's dad."
Translation:Min farfar är min pappas pappa.
"farfarsfar" is great grandfather. Is great great grandfather farfarsfarsfar?
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.
Psycho killer, qu'est-ce que c'est? Farfarfarfarfarfarfarfarfarfar!
This is the best way to denote whose side the grandparents are on. +1 Swedish.
"Far" is more formal/old-fashioned, yes. Mamma/pappa is much more common than mor/far.
I got the right answer on an open-ended version of the question using "fars far".
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.
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"?
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.
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.
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".