So where does the adding of 'far' stop? Would paternal great grandfather be farfarfar?
You can theoretically take it as far as you could ever want, but after 4-5 generations it just gets bulky. Also, there will be a Little -s- between every pair of parents. If you have to count many generations back, it's generally easier to split up the word into pairs, e.g. "farmors farfars morfars mormor".
>You can theoretically take it as far as you could ever want
I see what you did there... :D
Let me try "farmors farfars morfars mormor". My dad's mom's dad's dad's mom's dad's mom's mom... I think I did it. This would be my great, great, great, great, great, great, grandma.
my grandfather is my dad's FATHER
why this doesn't work
duolingo says that it have to be dad not father !
Yes, for some reason it only accepts "dad's" and "dad" instead of "father's" and "father", respectively. It is simply a mistake, as both are supposed to be correct.
Fascinating.perfect for me.i always had difficulties remembering the family tree...