20:57 Jan 2, 2003
English to Irish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: grandma
I need the word "Grandma" translated from English into Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Irish, Polish, Danish and Scottish for a baby shower game. Can you help me?
Deb Blair

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4an tseanmháthair
Cilian O'Tuama
3You should put this question in different language pairs.



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You should put this question in different language pairs.

You should put this question in different language pairs.

Note added at 2003-01-02 21:04:54 (GMT)

By the way, in Chinese, \"grandma\" is \" ×æĸ¡° £¬¡±Íâ×æĸ¡°£¬¡±ÄÌÄÌ¡°£¬ etc.(GB 2312)

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an tseanmháthair

is the Irish for 'the grandmother'.

Grandmother on its own (i.e without an article) is seanmháthair

The diminutive form just adds an -ín at the end, i.e. an tseanmháthairín (pronounced 'on tann-wah-hir-een'

Note added at 2003-01-03 14:42:00 (GMT)

I\'ve just found sth. else:
Most English-speaking children call their grandmothers Granny, Grandma, or Nana/Nanna.
There are a few different words for Grandmother in Irish, including Seanmháthair (shan a WAW her), máthair mhór (maw her aWOR), and
máthair Chríona (MAW her KHREE un na). These literally mean \"old mother\", \"great mother\" and \"mother of the heart.\" These words are not
used to actually address the grandmother, though. Children would call a grandmother Maimeó (MAM o), or perhaps Móraí (MO ree).

Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 02:54
Native speaker of: English
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