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German translation: der Enkel, der Enkelsohn

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18:17 May 31, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: grandson
Grandson
Margaret Jones
German translation:der Enkel, der Enkelsohn
Explanation:
"Enkel" can mean both "grandson" or, more generally, "grandchild".
"Enkelsohn" is more specific, meaning "grandson".
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DPS
Australia
Local time: 07:59
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Summary of answers provided
naEnkel, ENkelsohn, Enkelkindpds
naEnkelCarmela Prestia
nader Enkel, der Enkelsohn
DPS
nader EnkelUschi (Ursula) Walke


  

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18 mins
der Enkel


Explanation:
the grandson = der Enkel

if it's part of a sentence,please give us more info.

Regards

Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 06:59
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 175

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Astrid Elke Witte
16 hrs
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26 mins
der Enkel, der Enkelsohn


Explanation:
"Enkel" can mean both "grandson" or, more generally, "grandchild".
"Enkelsohn" is more specific, meaning "grandson".

DPS
Australia
Local time: 07:59
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 48
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1 hr
Enkel


Explanation:
I agree with the first answerer.............but Enkel is in Singular always a son!!!
Just Enkel..........this would be ok!It would be more natural.......nobody in Germany would say Enkelsohn!


    Native German/studying Danish/German/English at the University of Southern Denmark
Carmela Prestia
United States
Local time: 14:59
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 45
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5 hrs
Enkel, ENkelsohn, Enkelkind


Explanation:
"Enkel" is probably commonly used. However, I've got a German "Opa" who usually refers to me as his "Enkelsohn". Maybe it's a generational thing? But I agree that if you want to be reaaaaly precise, then you should use "Enkelsohn", if not, "Enkel" will do.


    am an Enkel(sohn) myself
pds
PRO pts in pair: 25
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