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  5. "Tha e cho cruaidh ri iarann."

"Tha e cho cruaidh ri iarann."

Translation:It is as hard as iron.

January 19, 2020

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

As this is a saying, is that why he is is not acceptable?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tony8f

I tried 'he is as hard as an iron' and failed. I tried 'he is as hard as iron' and succeeded.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rraine7

I'm guessing this would be a phrase requiring some context. Taking a bite of a badly baked bannock, you would definitely use "it"... looking at muscular men at the beach, "he" should be acceptable...lol.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lyn478255

Nobody told me that learning Gaelic would involve IRN BRU, a mouse in a loaf, salted gannet, or looking at muscular men at the beach. I am as happy as a shoe.

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