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"A bheil reòthadh ann?"

Translation:Is there frost?

December 26, 2019



Hi, i didnt realize this was all recorded by volunteers. Whoa! A Huge Mòran Tang! to all. Im thrilled to have the opportunity to learn Gàidhlig, and i appreciate hearing the variations. I also get Deb's frustration, Lots of new sounds. Perhaps a note somewhere so folks know all this? (I'm a tech peasant, so maybe i'm the only person this applies to, but after a year with Duo, i only just discovered there are notes/tips if i get myself to a computer). Mostly, tho, many many thanks for doing this!


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When you click on this word, the man pronounces it very differently than the woman reading the phrase.


Both pronunciations are valid.


Why is the voice saying a bheil I reothadh ann?


I am just a beginner, so take my comment with a lot of salt. I do hear the "i" too. I'm of the opinion it's one of the extra sounds native users use for the "flow" of the language. But I do hear the "i" too and it throws me every single time. If it were an exam question I'd fail.


I love all the different speakers, thanks. I get super excited when I understand what someone different said.


I'm confused as to why there isn't an 'i' after the 'A bheil'?


what's wrong with "is it frosty"?


Reòthadh is a noun, so "A bheil reòthadh ann?" asks whether physical frost is present. Frosty is an adjective, so "is it frosty?" might just mean "is it very cold?", or is it otherwise frost-like -- perhaps, is everyone angry and not talking to each other. Since we don't know the context, and since this is also a language course, we need to be precise.

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