"Moren til en mor er en mormor."

Translation:The mother of a mother is a grandmother.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/elilla.b
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the mother of a mother is a murmur

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Giorgio182480
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Autocorrect would prefer "the mother of a mother is a grandmaster".

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayway223
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Shouldn't "The mother of a mother is a maternal grandmother" also be an accepted answer? I'll report it just in case it is.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anton-KM
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That makes very good sense! That translation might be a bit weird in English, but it shows an important aspect of Norwegian (and other Scandinavian) languages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vatnid
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Can I use "a mother's mother is a grandmother"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alek_d
alek_d
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That is correct. "til" is used to mark possession much like "of" in English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IceColors
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While I think it's ok to write that in norwegian and english, it's not a direct translation. That would be "en mor til en mor er en mormor" or "en mors mor er en mormor"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alek_d
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I think we'll allow it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sjmc69
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Try saying this ten times fast!

1 year ago
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