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  5. "Ithim ceithre oráiste dhéag …

"Ithim ceithre oráiste dhéag gach maidin."

Translation:I eat fourteen oranges every morning.

October 20, 2015



That explains why ritheann an bia tríot, then.


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I also came for this comment. Go foirfe!


That is a LOT of vitamin C...


An then I throw up


Constipated I am not.


I'm a fan of oranges, but c'mon, man!


You won't be getting scurvy any time soon so.


Is aoibhinn liom oráistí ach níl ceithre oráiste dhéag a ithe uaim gach maidin! Tá sé sin amaideach! Go coitianta, is maith liom oráiste nó dhó a ithe beagnach gach lá.

Still see any errors? Please comment if you do. :) Go raibh maith agaibh.


Yes, I see these errors:

  • níl ith … uaim should be níl … a ithe uaim ;
  • Is amaideach! should be Tá sé sin amaideach! ;
  • is maith liom ith aon nó dhá oráiste should be is maith liom oráiste nó dhó a ithe.


Must love the 12th July


Why is déag lenited?


In tips and notes

11-19 The unit (one to nine) is placed before the noun, with the noun being lenited or eclipsed as above, and déag (-teen) is placed after the noun (for example, aon bhuachaill déag eleven boys, ocht mbuachaill déag eighteen boys). If the noun ends with a vowel, déag should be lenited (for example, trí oráiste dhéag thirteen oranges.


and then I resemble a carrot!


What is the rule resulting in ceathair becoming ceithre?


"Ceathair" is used in general counting: a haon, a dó, a trí, a ceathair, etc. "Ceithre" is used before nouns (except human beings) to denote four of something: ceithre úll, ceithre fhuinneog, ceithre chathair, etc.


That might explain the Don's verbal diarrhœa, as well as the complexion.


it's hard to tell apart if a non-sense sentence is really just a non-sense to make you think twice or if that sentence is coming from a famous story or something... lol


It's a great app but Why do Duolingo have so many nonsensical sentences. 14 oranges indeed, people in fridges. I eat before the crab, He went through me, enough already.


Duolingo is teaching you grammar and vocabulary - it's not a phrasebook. You are expected to be able to take the various building blocks that you learn in different exercises to create your own sentences, not just memorize a set of catchphrases that you can parrot back in the appropriate circumstances.


I wondered the same thing, but then I realized that the nonsensical sentences make me check whether I really understand the language or not. If it was always something that made sense, I'd start to make assumptions to fill in my knowledge gaps!


Yes - if the sentences all made sense, you might memorize the words and not the grammar behind it. Nonsensical ones make you examine the grammar more closely.


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