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Lôn asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 3 weeks ago

Nipote is the Italian word for what? Nephew or Grandson?

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  • Pontus
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    3 weeks ago
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    nephew, niece, grandson, or granddaughter. 

    There are different schemas for kinship terms among the world's languages.  Italian uses a slightly different one than many other Indo-European languages.  

    nipote - can refer to any of those.  

    The determiners used with nipote will clearly indicate the gender.  The difference between nephew/niece vs grandchild is just often less important.  When it is important, there are ways to specify which one it is.

    mio nipote (my nephew OR my grandson)

    mia nipote (my niece OR my granddaughter). 

    Source(s): intermediate Italian
  • 3 weeks ago

    Nipote is Italian for nephew.

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