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"Ólaim caife."

Translation:I drink coffee.

October 5, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shrikrishna1

Strange audio I hear ' olan khase'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CapnJake49

Can someone please explain to me why when I translated this as "I am drinking coffee," Duo rejected it. I thought it would be a less robotic way to say "I drink coffee."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL
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Both English and Irish differentiate between the simple present (ólaim/"I drink") and the present progressive (Táim ag ól/"I am drinking"). While some other European languages don't make this distinction, you cannot translate from the simple present in English to the present progressive in Irish, or vice versa.

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