"Seo chù."

Translation:These are two dogs.

February 5, 2020



I don't understand cù versus chù. Does adding the 'h" the way to make the word plural?


Two separate things going on here.

is one of those words that causes lenition (insertion of the h after most consonants).

As a completely different matter you use the singular after the word . The reasons are not important - it's just one of those things - but if you want to know see here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/35499193?comment_id=37609255

The plural of is in fact coin. Slightly odd but discussed here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/37316387?comment_id=37643691


why is it that with the sentence two windows, the word window doesn't lenite. but with two dogs, the word dog does lenite


It's because you can't lenite words that begin with vowels, such as 'uinneag' :)


So what would 'these two dogs' be as I had that marked wrong?


An dà chù seo, which literally translates as 'the two dogs here'.

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