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"Chan eil agad."

Translation:You do not have a dog.

December 28, 2019

7 Comments


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

Why is this you and not I?


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

'Agad' is you, 'agam' would be I.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alistair265743

What is wrong with "You don't have a dog"?


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

Nothing, that should be accepted. Duolingo automatically accepts contractions.


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

To me there's a difference in the pronunciation of "chan" in the complete phrase and the individual word tab/block. One has a much stronger "k" sound and the other is softer (almost "sh"). I take it these are just normal individual pronunciation variations? (the way the sound of "-ing" or -"er" varies with individual speakers in English).


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

Is there a semantic difference between ownership and possession? 'Agad' and 'agam' don't appear to make the distinction.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Floweryemma16

I believe agam is "I have" and agad is "you have". I mistakenly put agam instead of agad and it was accepted. Duolingo is probably just marking it as a spelling error.

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