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"Don't you have red hair?"

Translation:Nach eil falt ruadh ort?

January 15, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrandonPoe10

What is the difference between dearg and ruadh here? I always thought dreag was used for 'red'? Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim606185

"Nach eil falt dearg ort?" would imply do you have red (dyed) hair. Ruadh is used for a more brown shade of red.


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

It's different types of red that we don't usually distinguish in English.

"Dearg" would be the deep red of, e.g. blood. "Ruadh" is the more rust-colour red of (natural) red hair, animal fur, etc.

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