Because "avo" is grandfather. Grandparents is "geavoj" using the "ge-" prefix to specify "both genders". So "I have to grandparents." would be "Mi havas du geavojn."
ah. Dankon :)
x1 father of your mom, and x1 father of your dad.
Or maybe your mom had two dads :p
That still leaves the problem of people who don't identify as either gender, or if you just don't know their gender.
There are more than 2.
What the other person meant to say is that the "ge-" prefix makes the word gender neutral.
TRIVIA: Blade in Esperanto is "klingo", which in accusative is Klingon :D
Mi ŝatas la klingon! :D
Apart from avus(Latin), are there words related to "avo" in other languages?
Probably languages derived from Latin, like "avô" in Portuguese
In Spanish they say "Abuelo" and "Abuela". To make them more endearing you can take out the -o or -a and replace it with "-ito/ita"
Also in Romanian the word "auș" (pronounced /auŝ/) was used until recently.
Catalan has the word "avi" for grandfather and "àvia" for grandmother.
Portuguese: Avô (grandfather) and Avó (grandmother)
I started Portuguese but I haven't gotten very far. What's the difference in pronunciation between the two, and how easy is it in conversation to tell them apart?
Why is "two grandparents" not correct?
I believe (according to my knowledge) that you would have to add the prefix 'ge-' to avoj to make it gender neutral.
Can we get a second opinion?
This is correct
What is the word for "grandmother"?
avo = grandfather
avino = grandmother
It's like boy and girl.
boy = knabo
girl = knabino
And almost anything else:
Mia du avoj mortis antaŭ mia naskiĝo :(
Mi bedaŭras aŭdi, ke viaj avoj mortis.
"Everyone's entitled to two, aren't they?" --Paul
"That's not your grandfather. I've met your grandfather. He lives in your house."
"Well, everybody's entitled to two, aren't they? And this is my other one."
I have none :'(
Me either :'(
does anyone else find it hard to tell the difference between Ni and Mi in those audios?
Autocorrect made me say "i have two gramps"