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Sugar in Irish?

I was told it was bainne but honestly couldnt be 100 percent sure , i dont trust google cause they said it was "siucra" which just sounds too similar so i think it may be a joke... HELP?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Bainne is "milk", siúcra is "sugar".

There are Irish-English and English-Irish dictionaries available at teanglann.ie and foclóir.ie. If you're interested in learning Irish, they'll be far more valuable resources than google translate. (Though feel free to ask your question here too)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

bainne is milk, siúcra is sugar. It sounds similar because it's a loan word (actually from Anglo-Norman)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d-kell1

thanks my head was in a right pickle because of that one #headsfried

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Josh.Hogan
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And as far as I understand it, the origin of the word sugar is from Arabic "as-sukkar" and came into European languages through Spanish. At least that's what I was taught when I studied Arabic about 15 years ago.

2 years ago