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"Tha piuthar bheag agam."

Translation:I have a little sister.

December 3, 2019

7 Comments


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

In this case, is "little" being used, like you would in English, to mean "younger," or does it strictly refer to the actual, physical size of the person?


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

In addition: Would "òg", as in young, be uncommon? Or could this even be understood as a very young child?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

If you were trying to explain to someone that you had a young sister, then yeah, you'd use òg. But if you wanted to say you had a younger sister, then beag would make more sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

Either or in this case, although it would probably be understood as referring to a younger sister.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SciGuy314159

Why doesn't 'I have a small sister' work?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LouAnn109855

I can't remember why this is bheag vs beag


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bzg59

I am also unclear about whether this would apply to size

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