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"Tha Èirinn beag."

Translation:Ireland is small.

November 30, 2019

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

Ciamar?

Eirinn: 84, 421 km2.

Alba: 80, 077 km2.

Chan eil idir!


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

Tha. Tha Èirinn beag. Ged a tha Alba nas bige. Tha Alba glè bheag.
Yes. Ireland is small. Although Scotland is smaller. Scotland is very small.


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

Níl Éire ro-bheag. Tá sí chomh mór le hAlbain - tá siad ar aon mhéid: sin mar atá.


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

Tá tú ceart. Níl i ró-bheag. Ach tá i beag go leor.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Feech3

I was marked wrong for writing 'Eire is small.' Isn't Ireland's official name Eire?


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

It says in the Irish constitution (both original 1937 and current versions) that

ARTICLE 4
The name of the State is Éire, or, in the English language, Ireland.

For a longer discussion, including how offensive this term might be, see https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/36034490

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