"Do we need newspapers?"

Translation:An dteastaíonn nuachtáin uainn?

3 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Tom.ie

What's wrong with "an bhfuil nuachtáin uainn"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Acidmoxy
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That would be "Do we want newspapers?" ...I think...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom.ie

I believe you are correct. Thanks.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KLMartindale

But I think I've been seeing this wording as either "want" or "need". Am I wrong?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Duolingo is a bit relaxed on this point - it will usually accept want or need for this construction. The NEID entries for both need and want both include this structure.

Some dialects are stricter on the difference, I believe.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KLMartindale

OK, it seems they're a little inconsistent. Love your profile pic, by the way. We have friends in Northern Ireland, and we always get those in our Christmas package :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Tayto in Northern Ireland is actually made by a different company than Tayto in the Republic.

Make mine Red! :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/donna382364

Why is the "an" needed? Sorry if this is obvious, but my brain is tired. (It was worse yesterday.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

an and the eclipse (the d in front of t) is what marks this as a question

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/donna382364

thanks again, galaxyrocker.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miacomet
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1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Freeocean77

Set the words in the right order and this app replied that it was wrong?... Something doesn't work.

2 months ago
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