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"A bheil i a' tuigsinn?"

Translation:Is she understanding?

December 1, 2019

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatherineN146284

Shouldn't be a space after the apostrophe, should be a'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nodrog53

I believe "is she understanding" relates to understanding the words being said - i.e. in a language sense. But does "a' tuigsinn" also apply in a "compassionate" meaning?


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

It comes from «tuig» which relates to reasoning and knowledge: tuig (vb) /tɯgʲ/ v. n. -sinn 1 know 2 comprehend understand 3 assume 4 conceive


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

«Tha co-fhaireachdainn agam riut» ≈ "I have fellow feeling with you" comes close to 'compassion'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katie453015

This phrase has long been used by native speakers in a compassionate sense. My understanding of it in the sense of knowledge or reasoning would be confined largely to classroom /teaching situations.

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