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"He does not have the cold."

Translation:Chan eil an cnatan air.

June 11, 2020

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

air (on) + e = air (on him)

Tha falt fada air. - He has long hair.

air (on) + i = oirre (on her)

Tha falt fada oirre. - She has long hair.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin234957

I couldn't see how to readily identify the gender in this example. Is it purely from the 'an'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin234957

Sorry but I don’t see an ‘e’ in the example?


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

There isn't, but think of it in reverse, if it was talking about a woman (i) the sentence would end in oirre, as it ends in air, it's referring to a man (e).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin234957

Ah I get it now - kind of translation by elimination I guess! Thanks a lot for the explanation

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