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"Mormor er gammel."

Translation:Grandmother is old.

3 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/stromswold

Why isn't "my mother's mother" an acceptable translation for "mormor?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein
AndreasWitnstein
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It means the same thing, and should probably be accepted, but stylistically, that would be «Mora til mora mi er gammel.», or «Moren til moren min er gammel.». Languages differ in the distinctions they make. Norwegian has distinct words for maternal versus paternal grandmother and grandfather, while English doesn't.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrederickN
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Saying "my mother's mother" isn't really natural.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelika2963

And what is the mother of a grandmother? Is that mormormor or mormorfar? If so it could also be morfarmor?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelika2963

I got it - its oldemor and oldefar

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MefromME
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Specifying which grandparent in previous exercises was given as an alternate answer. However in this case it was unacceptable.

1 year ago