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Japanese translation: 孫  Mago

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18:19 May 31, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: grandson
Grandson
Margaret Jones
Japanese translation:孫  Mago
Explanation:
Hello.
Mago - pronounced Mah-Go - is the word used for grandchild and this word is used for both grandson and grand-daughter. It is interesting to note that the word 'Mago-Musume' (pronounced Mah-Go-Musu-May) is often used for grand-daughter, but I have never heard anyone say 'Mago-Musuko' for grandson.
Hope that helps.
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Sheena Daswani
Local time: 09:57
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na孫  MagoSheena Daswani
naMago
Amy Kasuga
namagomusukoJ_R_Tuladhar
namagoJ_R_Tuladhar


  

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6 mins
mago


Explanation:
It is written まご in hiragana and 孫
in Kanji.

Jina Tuladhar



    Kenkyusha's E>J Dic
J_R_Tuladhar
Local time: 02:42
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in NepaliNepali
PRO pts in pair: 14
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17 mins
magomusuko


Explanation:
"mago" means "grandchild"
"magomusuko" means "grandson"
written:
まごむすこ in hiragana

孫息子 in kanji .

Jina Tuladhar


    Kenkyusha's J>E dic.
J_R_Tuladhar
Local time: 02:42
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in NepaliNepali
PRO pts in pair: 14

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Gunsou: nicely copied, but dictionaries don't say everything
2 hrs
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23 mins
Mago


Explanation:
Mago is the most commonly used term in Japanese for "grandchild". It encompasses both male and female genders, and the listener makes the gender determination based on the context of what is being said by the speaker.
Magomusuko may be in the dictionary, but it is not a commonly used word. If you want to make reference to your grandson, mago will do just fine.


    Six years experience living and working in Japan
Amy Kasuga
United States
Local time: 15:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 11

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Gunsou
2 hrs
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1 hr
孫  Mago


Explanation:
Hello.
Mago - pronounced Mah-Go - is the word used for grandchild and this word is used for both grandson and grand-daughter. It is interesting to note that the word 'Mago-Musume' (pronounced Mah-Go-Musu-May) is often used for grand-daughter, but I have never heard anyone say 'Mago-Musuko' for grandson.
Hope that helps.


    Born and raised in Japan
Sheena Daswani
Local time: 09:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 3

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Gunsou
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