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15:06 Aug 21, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: great
My family lives in a Great House.
Vivian Bighaus
German translation:Bighaus
Explanation:
I just noticed your name and it occurred to me that you may well be trying to find out if Big is a German word. Since family names go back many hundreds of years, the meaning may have changed over time. There is no German word *big* that I'm aware of though. Another possibility is that your ancestors may have changed their name from Großhaus to Bighaus when they emigrated to the U.S. Many Europeans did that with their names hoping to fit in more quickly. Hope this helps.
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 14:31
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YES, WE ARE SEARCHING RECORDS FOR OUR FAMILY ROOTS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. OUR FAMILY WAS GERMAN SPEAKING PEOPLE LIVING IN THE UKRAINE PRIOR TO MOVING TO THE USA. IN THE UKRAINE THEY WENT BY VELYKAHATA, BUT THAT IS NOT A COMMON OR KNOWN NAME THERE. SO I AM TRYING ANOTHER WAY OF LOCATING OUR PAST. THANK YOU AGAIN. SINCERELY, VIVIAN BIGHAUS (SOME IN THE FAMILY GO BY BIGHOUSE.
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Summary of answers provided
naBighaus
Kim Metzger
natollem Haus, großem Haus
Kim Metzger
nagroßartig
Kim Metzger


  

Answers


28 mins
großartig


Explanation:
Meine Familie lebt in einem großartigen Haus.
I'm not sure if you meant to capitalize Great House for a specific reason. Did you just mean great house?


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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 14:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2598
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31 mins
tollem Haus, großem Haus


Explanation:
If you mean great in the sense of fantastic, you can say toll or großartig. But if you mean great in the sense of large, it would be groß.


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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 14:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2598
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1 hr
Bighaus


Explanation:
I just noticed your name and it occurred to me that you may well be trying to find out if Big is a German word. Since family names go back many hundreds of years, the meaning may have changed over time. There is no German word *big* that I'm aware of though. Another possibility is that your ancestors may have changed their name from Großhaus to Bighaus when they emigrated to the U.S. Many Europeans did that with their names hoping to fit in more quickly. Hope this helps.


    Bi-lingual background
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 14:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2598
Grading comment
YES, WE ARE SEARCHING RECORDS FOR OUR FAMILY ROOTS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. OUR FAMILY WAS GERMAN SPEAKING PEOPLE LIVING IN THE UKRAINE PRIOR TO MOVING TO THE USA. IN THE UKRAINE THEY WENT BY VELYKAHATA, BUT THAT IS NOT A COMMON OR KNOWN NAME THERE. SO I AM TRYING ANOTHER WAY OF LOCATING OUR PAST. THANK YOU AGAIN. SINCERELY, VIVIAN BIGHAUS (SOME IN THE FAMILY GO BY BIGHOUSE.
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