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"Greasaibh oirbh Iain is Anna."

Translation:Hurry up, Iain and Anna.

January 10, 2020

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3CelticVikings

Why "is" instead of "agus"?


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

The way was put to me is that "is" is generally used for things that are familiar or similar, "agus" is for things that could be disparate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanMcLaughlin1

Hmm... I would like to know, too. I saw somewhere that is and 's are just contractions of agus, so would like to know which explanation is correct.


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

In general, I don't think either is wrong.


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

I second the first coment... is vs agus unclear...


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

We see two names combind with a agus all the time why now "is"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanMcLaughlin1

Is is simply a shortened form of agus, used when things are similar something like we might say in English salt 'n pepper or sweet 'n sour

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