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"Tha mi a' faicinn cat."

Translation:I am seeing a cat.

December 20, 2019

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

Would it not just be "I see a cat"?


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

You won't be marked wrong for 'I see a cat', but the 'I am seeing' construction has been used here because it is a closer translation to tha mi a' faicinn. 'I am seeing/I see' are often used interchangeably in English, but there is a difference when translating into Gaelic:

Tha mi a' faicinn cat > I am seeing a cat

Chì mi cat > I see a cat


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E-Gaelic_Garlic-

What is the " a ' " for?

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