"My aunt is my mother's sister."

Translation:Min moster är min mors syster.

December 20, 2014

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/IanSpackma

'Min moster är katts mors syster' given in multiple choice: there really should be a word for one's cat's mother's sister. :-)

January 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo

I got the multiple choice option "Min moster äter min mors syster." which is even better! :-D

December 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeGeor483314

Hahahaha that was very clever! I am having a hard time doing this like you guys and gals, like farmor and morfar and farbror and morbror... But it is kind of better when you understand it.

September 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Alleyria

"Min moster är min moders syster." is marked wrong - could someone please explain why? :o

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

Moder is archaic and not used in normal conversation except for a few fixed expressions.

March 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/WilliamCol942059

Why "Mina moster är mina mors syster" is wrong?

May 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

mina is the plural, but your aunt is just one so it must be min moster

June 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WilliamCol942059

Ups, OK! Thanks a lot!

June 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ezrapotatoes

Couldn't it also be "min moster ar min mamma's syster?"

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/camilletianna

Min moster är min mammas syster. Amrked incorrect. Why?

September 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FarzadWasif

"Min moster är min mammas syster. " is it correct??

October 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Brando2600

"min faster är min mammas syster" was marked wrong?

December 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Yes, your faster is your father's sister.

December 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ryagami97

What if she's both? :P

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RottingCZ

Strange, I tried now "Min faster..." even though I knew it should be wrong but it has been marked correct.

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Thanks for pointing that out, I removed it again. Someone probably just added it by mistake. We're not supposed to accept translations that require adding an unlikely context. Maybe someone has en moster who is also their faster – if the aunt in question is a half sister of both of their parents, they wouldn't even have to be related to each other at all – but allowing for odd cases like that would be more misleading than helpful.

November 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ainigriv183

Why is "Min moster är min mors syster" wrong?

April 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

That's the suggested answer, so it can't be wrong.

June 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mike846472

If we say "Min moster är min mors syster" isn't it implied the the aunt is the mothers sister already by saying moster, is there a way to say fathers sister like there is for grandma and grandpa? Like farfar and morfar?

November 28, 2018
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