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"Tha drathais ort."

Translation:You have underpants on.

January 15, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pinky7_

Why is it Ort, and not Orm in this situation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GuiguiGuig4

Ort = on you (You have... on) Orm = on me (I have... on) Ort = air + thu (on + you) Orm = air + mi (on + me) See Duolingo tips !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanne852656

Interesting to speculate about contexts in which I might need this sentence. :-D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GaryMorton6

Knickers = underpants :-p


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

"Drawers", surely!
(For Americans etc, it's an old, genteel word for your undies, and is used, in Scotland anyway, in a gently mocking way now.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GaryMorton6

I'm quite sure you're right, Janey. I got fed up with the app not accepting words and syntax commonly used here. Like "jumper". I bet you'd struggle to find a Gaelic speaker in Scotland who would translate "geansaidh" as "sweater"


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

Yes, 'sweater' is pretty obscure now.

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