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What is the difference: abuelo, visabuelo, tatarabuelo

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Today I read Goya's comments under his engravings and found some words like "visabuelos" and "tatarabuelos". I understand that these are derivatives from the word "abuelo", but what does those beginnings mean? Which one is older and which is more related, closer to family? Are these words even used nowadays? Gracias

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updated ABR 27, 2010
edited by swing
posted by swing
Yes, "bisabuelo" and "tatarabuelo" are in common usage today. Good question! - mountaingirl123, MAR 28, 2010

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bisabuelo - great-grandfather

tatarabuelo - great-great-grandfather

updated ABR 27, 2010
posted by Issabela
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