Danish/Lesson 2

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This is an unfinished translation of Swedish/Lesson_4.

^ Lektion 1: Velkommen ^ Lektion 3: Tal og Farver ^

Immediate family[edit]

Forældre ~ Parents[edit]

Just like in English, the Danish language has several words for mother and father. Starting with the words for mother, we see:

  • Mor

And sometimes:

  • Moder

The most common word for father is:

  • Far

But occasionally

  • Fader

is used.

Søskende ~ Siblings[edit]

The words for søskende (siblings) are for brother:

  • Bror
  • Broder

and for sister:

  • Søster

Børn ~ Children[edit]

In Danish, the words for son and daughter are close to English. They are søn and datter, respectively.

The rest of the family[edit]

  • Onkel = Uncle, used mostly for a man married to a moster or faster
  • Morbror = Mother's brother
  • Farbror = Father's brother
  • Tante = Aunt, used mostly about a woman married to a farbror or morbror
  • Moster = Mother's sister
  • Faster = Father's sister
  • Niece = Niece
  • Nevø = Nephew
  • Fætter = Male cousin
  • Kusine = Female cousin

Bedsteforældre ~ Grandparents[edit]

Grandparents are also quite simple. Keep in mind mor is mother and far is father.

Maternal Grandparents:

  • Mormor = Maternal grandmother
  • Morfar = Maternal grandfather

Paternal Grandparents:

  • Farmor = Paternal grandmother
  • Farfar = Paternal grandfather

The Danish word for grandchild is barnebarn.

Oldeforældre ~ Great-grandparents[edit]

  • Oldefar/Oldefader = Great-grandfather
  • Oldemor/Oldemoder = Great-grandmother

The Danish word for great-grandchild is oldebarn

Tipoldeforældre ~ Great-great-grandparents[edit]

  • Tipoldefar/Tipoldefader = Great-great-grandfather
  • Tipoldemor/Tipoldemoder = Great-great-grandmother

The Danish word for great-great-grandchild is tipoldebarn.

  • For every generation from this point forward you add another tip- to the title.

^ Lektion 1: Velkommen ^ Lektion 3: Tal og Farver ^