"I want lamb."

Translation:Dw i eisiau cig oen.

February 2, 2016

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why wouldn't the translation "i want lamb" acceptable? Is lamb necessarily lamb meat? Couldnt I say "dw i eisiau cig"?

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

"cig" is "meat".

"oen" is a lamb.

"cig oen" is "meat of a lamb" = "lamb meat".

Also, "I want lamb" is necessarily lamb meat, yes, because "lamb" in that sentence is uncountable, so it refers to a material or substance.

The animals are countable, so they need a determiner in the singular -- the sentence would have been "I want a lamb" for "Dw i eisiau oen".

February 2, 2016
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