"Min morbror är min mors bror."

Translation:My uncle is my mother's brother.

April 4, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steve.g92

I love the names you give to relatives, it's got a very high degree of precision. and i love this sentence on top of all.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarekArtist

Yeah also the melody of this sentence is soo nice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cvictoria42

"My motherbrother is my mother's brother" Isn't that kind of redundant? XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/estrella.moya

I wrote my uncle is the brother of my mother and it does not accept it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Solo_BUNI

Well, that is because 'bror' is not being used as a definite word in this clause... I think that what you translated would be something like 'Min moster är brodern av min mor' (as far as I could tell, subjected to corrections)... And besides I don't know if that is idiomatic or makes sense in Swedish... the form being asked to translate has a direct translation in english '... min mors bror' as 'my mother's brother'... That's why I think it is the only accepted translation in this sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexanderNocke

Och min farbror är min fars bror? Eller?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

Bingo. And your morfar is your mother's father, your faster is your father's sister, and so on. It's a very simple system.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rilianxi

should be "my maternal uncle is my mother's brother".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

That is also accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnaBird2

Why do I have to still stare at these names to think what they are :C

"right mothersbrother.. ah uncle!"

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