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"The dog is frightened."

Translation:Tá an madra scanraithe.

September 6, 2015



should there be a h in madra


No. madra is a masculine noun, so it wouldn't be lenited.


Is there a way of telling the gender of a noun,by sight?


For some nouns there is, but not for all of them.


Okay. I wrote "Taim fear iridnaisiunta" and it was corrected to "Is fear ... me." So for this one, I wrote "Is scanraithe an madra" and was corrected to Ta an madre scanraithe. Now make sense of this for me.


The first one "Táim fear iridnáisiúnta" is wrong because it's connecting two nouns "fear" and "mé" so it needs to use the copula "Is fear iridnáisiúnta mé".

This one with "an madra" isn't connecting two nouns, it's connecting a noun and an adjective "scanraithe" so it uses the "Tá" form, "Tá an madre scanraithe"

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