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"Tha an fhorca briste, feumaidh mi eile."

Translation:The fork is broken, I need another one.

January 15, 2020



In a previous lesson tè eile was marked wrong with fear eile the correct response?


It depends on the grammatical gender of nouns:

  • fear stands for masculine nouns,
  • stands for feminine ones.


Thanks for the explanation! :)


Is there any clear way to tell a difference between masculine and feminine nouns? Like, for example, in Spanish with "o" and "a". Or is it just something you need to learn.


There are some patterns (eg. most nouns ending in -ag are feminine, as they’re formed with the feminine suffix -ag, but there are exceptions). There isn’t one obvious ending for either grammatical gender. So the best way is just learn all nouns with the article and some adjective, and after some experience you’ll get a bit better with guessing the gender of new nouns.


As I answered a few comments above:

It depends on the grammatical gender of nouns:

  • fear stands for masculine nouns,
  • stands for feminine ones.


Tha mi a tuigsina-nis, moran taing.


I cant hear the ´tha´ at the start of the sentence. Is it pronounced very quickly or is the audio clipped too severely? Ive had a problem with another phrase of the same person.


Could be the audio but for sure she slurs and clips words. I think it's good to listen to fast speakers who murmur and elide consonants etc. Her «feumaidh mi» is so casually fast I can barely hear "...maidh mi" as two sounds. When, in another exercise, the same speaker says «Nach e latha math a th'ann an-diugh» I'm not sure I hear all the syllables, I know they're there and being pronounced, I just don't hear them distinctly. Slàinte.


That is what I typed


fhorca is pronouced norsh ka?

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