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"It is cold in Russia."

Translation:Tha i fuar anns an Ruis.

December 14, 2019



How do you know when to use ann vs. anns?


Short answer: ann an means 'in' WHEN THERE IS NO ARTICLE and anns an means 'in the'.

The long answer is very long, so see my answer here.


Thank you. So this should be It is cold in the Russia. ??


Are countries feminine? I used "e", rather than "i" and got a typo error.


the "i" refers to the weather (an t-sìde or an aimsir, both feminine nouns) as an implied subject, rather than the country - it's the same construction we learned in Weather in level 1


SrGI2aed explains why it is i. But in fact countries are feminine anyway. Or at least they all are as far as I know. They are pretty generally in a range of languages. Look at all the ones that end in a. Most of these are Slavic or Romance in origin, languages in which a is generally a feminine marker. D


I received the message that I had a typo and that the correct answer was "Tha i fuar san Ruis ". I am wodering where the "san" came from.


anns an can be shortened to san (and anns a’ to sa).


Thanks, I appreciate that.

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