"Tá an fear sa chuisneoir."

Translation:The man is in the fridge.

4 years ago

215 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/flint72
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Am I correct in thinking that this means that the man is physically inside of the fridge?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WahahaDrills
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Now I'm prepared to save people if I ever go to Ireland. Those refrigerators won't be able to proceed with their plot for world domination when I'm in town.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SophieofGavaldon

Not to mention the children eating lion and the trouble-making president Paul.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChickenRunner02

And the elephants

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jesrad

And the milk-drinking turtles.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Judah791387

Or the cheese-and-carrot eating turtles. Can't leave them out. In fact, why not add the green owl to the list?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Narnia687648

An the bread-eating turtles.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RiceCake420

And the lingot-eating toast

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk
Dovyuruk
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I. Swear. xD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
gufcfan
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We Irish are a strange people.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dalel_Chouikha

You Irish are a beautiful people with a beautiful language, and a grand sense of humor.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katastrophe423

Grand indeed.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
gufcfan
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Fierce grand.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NancyAnn11

Smart! because anyone learning this language has to be in the genius level.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Judah791387

Glad you're so understanding. Do you actually say stuff like cheese-eating turtles?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferKr704942

Agreed!! :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Magda01len
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So true^^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
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Yup ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarthPontifex

Where else would you keep people?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlmogL
AlmogL
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Yeah, they may go bad.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SophieofGavaldon

I absolutely agree. I'm moving my bed into the fridge, along with all my belongings. I'll let you know how it goes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LuuranCo

And Jane was never heard of again...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarthPontifex

Posted 1 year ago... RIP, SophieofGavaldon, you will be avenged.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katastrophe423

Have fun with that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/terencecla4
terencecla4Plus
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While not particular to Ireland (and actually I don't know of any specific cases in Ireland) getting locked inside of an abandoned refrigerator was shockingly common when they used latches instead of the modern seal mechanism. More kids than men, though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frenchcatblues

There was a grim case in my county in Ireland of a murdered man being kept in a shop fridge... :|

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OisinOK

Probably a reference to the fish shop now that I think about it. xD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eikoopmit

It's also rather deadly, to my knowledge. Have you never heard of hypothermia?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flint72
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Hahaha, in Hiberno-English, 'deadly' is synonymous with the US-English 'cool', or 'fun', or in HIberno-English, 'great craic', so I had to read your comment a few times to understand what you meant by that!

Though I've never tried hanging out inside a fridge, so maybe it is great craic after all!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/syntyche1981
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This is why most freezers have keyed locks now.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding
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Oh really, tá sé sa chuisneoir arís

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PopTartTastic

Haha, when I went to Ireland, I made the mistake of riding on the back of the double decker. Just about as cold as a fridge.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
gufcfan
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There's a sentence you don't hear every day...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brigids.em
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... or so one hopes! ;-P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frenchcatblues

Where else would we keep them sure?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dancingirl1

Totally possible though. Stores/ restaurants have walk-in fridges.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jd1500

They have walking fridges! ;) Maybe they kidnap the men and hide them inside themselves... The haunted Irish Fridge. I feel a b-grade horror movie coming on :/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatumKearns

Yeah, all I'm wondering is, dead or alive??

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marzk96

I guess the man is just chilling there

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jables1718455072
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Literally. I do get it, though.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chloe305010

Oh ha ha

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eldon82

Grammatically correct but stupid sentences makes you maintain focus. Just sayin'. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion
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This man sounds... pretty cool.

Sorry. I'll show myself out.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Judah791387

You better. LOL :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/talbois

LOL, the comments for this sentence made my day.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
gufcfan
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It's been months. I want a more recent update on what this guy is doing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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He’s aging.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ajpthree
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...slowly.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katastrophe423

Next to the cheese.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jd1500

You deserve a lingot :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iainsona
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His relationship has stalled/become stale. Apparently, he's too frigid.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eikoopmit

He died of hypothermia.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kggorum

I'm from Louisiana, and people are in the fridge down here. I'll yell at my kids to, "Get out of the fridge!", meaning "quit standing there with the door open because you're letting all the cold out." I've even complained about them "being in the fridge all day" during the summer.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/balber123
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Ahh so that's why he's the back-to-back hide and seek champion ...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElCunado

Ah…the ol' "they'll never think of checking here again!" maneuver...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eikoopmit

I was going to go with the "they'll never think of checking in a place where my act of entering will most likely kill me" maneuver, but either one works.

Also, this is the 100th post in response to this sentence...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wafflesnjoy

The audio sounds both slightly disconcerted and enthused at this development, like an unexpected dessert appeared in that fridge. ("A <sub>man</sub>, in the fridge? Sweet!")

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DrJohnHouse
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I was unaware that Jeffrey Dahmer was Irish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eurotrashfreak
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that fridge is a happening place

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SemperVinc

I know most people think this is just a funny sentence, but maybe someone should run a background check on the guy that wrote this or something.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
gufcfan
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If too many sentences were easy to guess without really knowing the language, you wouldn't really be learning anything. A combination of that and unusual sentence choices will help you learn better.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bebopsavvy
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He's probably hanging out with the woman..

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brighid
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And eating the peach.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bebopsavvy
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Itheann siad

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PopTartTastic

Itheann siad an fear.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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Yikes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_tv80
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Are there three guys in the fridge? (A man and a woman eating somebody third)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolMicheal
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Tá siad ag ithe an fear seo sa chuisneoir!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ajpthree
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ahahahahahahaha too much!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheScriptFamily

I guess you could say he's "Just Chilling"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
gufcfan
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Seo duit do chóta. Dún an doras i do dhiaidh ar an bealach amach!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnClayborn
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An-greannmhar, gufcfan. GOA.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheScriptFamily

Haha :')

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Judah791387

Wha...? I'm. Not that good yet, I suppose. "Bron"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/centonola
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But don't worry: he has a nice warm coat on.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ness.Gillies

I confess i put him there. And the stab wounds? They were a MERCY

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anime-Fan

I've given away so many Lingots because of the puns, jokes and hilarious comments. This is why I love the discussions.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ABTyler
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The man is just trying to survive a nuclear blast... Indiana Jones style.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/macantsaoir
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Indiana Jones?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/centonola
centonola
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Or Han Solo? Perhaps "cuisneoir" is Irish for carbonite. ;-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jables1718455072
Jables1718455072
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Aye, some adventurer in a series of movies made by... um, I forgot who made them. :p

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SophieofGavaldon

... who writes these out?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
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Monkeys with typewriters.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jables1718455072
Jables1718455072
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Haha, I'm pretty sure that was actually a sentence that I have translated on Duolingo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jables1718455072
Jables1718455072
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Although I do believe that it was "Green monkeys with typewriters"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AldaBajuka

taking hide and seek to a whole new level ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/americanu197
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in really small bags

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mazzaru

lads, nobody said the fridge was on...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jables1718455072
Jables1718455072
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Aye, that does seem reasonable.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jd1500

So combining the evidence in my last few sentences, I end up with this conclusion: The man, woman, peaches, sweets and chicken are in the fridge. What I take from this: Ireland is currently over-run with an epidemic called Delirus-frigus disorder, in which the affected find a intense desire to go somewhere cold. Often the fridge

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jables1718455072
Jables1718455072
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How do they all fit in there, anyway? I mean, the man, woman, peaches, sweets and chicken are all smart enough to get in the fridge in the first place, so why not!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KimT13

Tá ocras air

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flint72
flint72
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Deirtear "tá ocras an domhain air". "... an domhain = of the world (lit.) ~ extremely/ 'sooo'/ immensely/ really etc."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KimT13

I started teaching myself 4 months ago. I don't know anyone that speaks Irish. So I need all the feedback I can get. Go raibh maith agat.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frenchcatblues

You can also use it for other feelings too; sadness, happiness, etc. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
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What they said was still correct though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CynicalMournings

Yay for the questions course. I can now /finally/ ask "Cén fáth a bhfuil an (tá?) fear sa chuisneoir?!"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FionaOnDuoL

Bhí sé ag lorg na milseain?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ButMadNNW
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If you're British and loyal, You might enjoy Royal Marine! Anyway, it's clean. Though of course, it tastes of wherever it's been!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjkuecker1965

It must be Paul. He leaves his wife, and cat you know.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Meowthias

It's Paul again. Someone get him out of there and tell him to go back to his wife.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jables1718455072
Jables1718455072
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And his cat.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dancingirl1

I came here for the laughter :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
gufcfan
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Carnivorous refrigerator

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/knittingarch

Is there a reason why "there is a man in the fridge" won't work here? I thought "tá" was "there is" and then you add the person (ie. "agam") to create the verb "to have." Have I just made up my own grammar?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

It's because an makes it "the man"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/knittingarch

I think this may be the hardest part of Irish for me! My brain wants "an" to be "a". Sigh. Must be more diligent!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ataltane
ataltane
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If it helps, the Irish an is pronounced more like the 'un' in English unfair

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnClayborn
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I had the same problem. In English those two sentences would be equivalent. But I have to remind myself constantly that this isn't English. ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MADasALICE
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Must be pretty crowded in there with the woman and the peach

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
gufcfan
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Céard faoi an eilifint?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lorenagay
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There is a chicken in there too. By tge way, my parents used to yell at us to "get out of the fridge!" when we were kids if we stood there with door open for too long. Never thought how funny it sounded.....until now, when I translate sengences about the very same thing...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jd1500

Maybe he thinks it'll stop him from ageing! He could go off!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jd1500

This must be a porthole... into ANTARCTICA!!! I'm making a movie! ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marmaread
Marmaread
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Mildly concerned - is he okay in there?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
gufcfan
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He's pretty chill.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jables1718455072
Jables1718455072
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Of course.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/demazema

agus níl sé sásta...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
gufcfan
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Cén fáth nach mbeadh sé sásta? Nach bhfuil aon rud le nithe sa chuisneoir?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/demazema

níl an fear sasta mar tá an cuisneoir an-beag! chomh maith leis sin, tá an cuisneoir plódaithe le rudaí.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeclanCFC

The man is probably Pól. We all know what he is capable of.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jables1718455072
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Aye.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Avicli
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Who ISN'T in the fridge???

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jables1718455072
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Agreed, with the man, the woman, the chicken, the sweets, and the peaches in there who remains? Or what, for that matter.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FionaOnDuoL

An luch? Tá an-ocras ar an luch, níl aon bia aige.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heartosay

Gramatically, both are correct: "ar" also takes a séibhiú.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RO_4_PM
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is the man whole or was he chopped up?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnClayborn
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After reading this, I think this might be what they say when someone is standing there with the door open, pondering the plethora of choices before them, being indecisive about what they should eat. I don't think it's literally a person physically occupying the same space, but rather an expression. I hear this in English a lot too. My friends tell their kids "get out of the fridge!" constantly. But they aren't literally IN the fridge, they're looking inside for food.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
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It's not literal. It would not be correct to say "Tá an fear sa chuisneoir" unless he physically was.

Duolingo courses are full of weird sentences to help you learn.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iainsona
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"I see dead people. They're chilling around almost like regular people and they don't know that they're dead ... cause they're dead ... and in the fridge ..."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryLea11
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Okay, so this is a sentence that will stick with me forever. I feel like a serial killer. On the other hand, I won't forget the rule here. At least when applied to 'sa chuisneoir.'

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
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That's one positive side-effect of having weird sentences. People sometimes complain about the sentences, but you could guess many of them if they were all obvious.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/donoghuesimone

Be careful because you never know who will be in the fridge

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Breadset

This sentence is quite spooky. What is irish for spooky?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gracieannie303

Scanrach

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/madelinejo933994

Am I the only one who instantly thought 'Indiana Jones'? No? Tá brón orm...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
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I'm sorry but you'll have to explain that one to me!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sydsyd4397

darn those fridges! keeping men inside them ugh! they should be in the freazer

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gracieannie303

NOT PAUL!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Allyson761920

I hope the man gets out.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eikoopmit

I bet it's Paul.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreaMaryG
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why would you go in a fridge?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryLea11
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Now I want to know! Maybe he is a chef at the Overlook hotel. Maybe he is Indiana Jones hiding from a nuclear explosion. Maybe he is a forensic scientist going in to check on his samples. Maybe he is a worker at an abattoir checking the temperature so the animals on hooks don't go off. Maybe he is a Mafia guy hiding evidence. Maybe...

Okay guys. I am running out of reasons. Help?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Maybe despite all of his efforts, he just can’t fit inside the freezer.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FionaOnDuoL

Maybe he ate his neighbour's peaches and...

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjkuecker1965

Oh, you know. Reasons.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LinguDemo
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THAT BETTER NOT BE A CORPSE!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OSGermann

Why is he in the fridge? Does it mean physically or just outside looking in the fridge?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brianna.co6

Is he in the fridge to find the woman who may have gotten lost?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Crennan

I wont forget to say fridge in Irish!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VirtueHerrell

The man is in the fridge. A. his friends shoved him and locked him in there B. He has been choped up into peices or C. He is just hanging out eating stuff while in the fridge at least his ice cream wont melt.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yeti221527

Tá a fhios agam air

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
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Did you meant to say "I know this man"

In that case,

aithne agam air / I know him

or

Tá aithne agam ar an bhfear seo / I know this man

are appropriate way to express it.

Fios isn't used in that way.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yeti221527

thanks

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jinchuuriikiii

Let him out

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lulaque
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Why is ïn the fridge any more likely a translation that on the fridge?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
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"sa chuisneoir" means in or "inside the fridge".

"ar an chuisneoir" would be "on the fridge".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lulaque
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Right...the question asked me to choose between them

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HetaliaCA

Whoa whoa whoa, hold up. I thought this place was PG as heck.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anthgrl
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What is the difference between "sa" and "san"? In the tips & notes, it says "Lenition occurs after the words ... sa/san in the". I think I am confused because comments on other sentences mentioned that "den" means "of/off the" because it is de (of/off) + an (the). I guess, following that, I was just expecting sa to mean "in" and san to be "in the", but it looks like both sa and san mean "in the"? Is it a singular/plural thing?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lancet
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Sa and san both mean in the. San is only used where the next word begins with a vowel or with fh-; for example, san fharraige in the sea.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anthgrl
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That makes sense. Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Allesgut21
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The first time it actually mentions the fridge and there's a man inside it XD I'm actually weak

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katastrophe423

I was jealous. He was probably next to the whipped cream and the chocolate syrup.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/khedberg
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Free him.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VirtueHerrell

NNNEEEVVVERRR!! lol :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Huffdogg

So this is the first time I've encountered "sa." Am I reading right that it means "in" as well as "in the" so you need to use context to determine whether the definite article is called for in translation?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Riverendell
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Christ I immediately thought of cannibalism. pukes on the inside

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pastramicity
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Is this supposed to be Indiana Jones? Becsuse then it would make sense

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConnieKetchum

I have heard something Similar "are you in the fridge again" meaning someone is standing with door open looking for something to eat

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laois4lyf

God damn it Pól, not again!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Becky122972

Cén fáth, an créatúrín?!?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Clover612145

Daaaaad get out of there!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VirtueHerrell

Dad is gone your next. - Fridge

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Poluf1

Ireland is cold enough, why would anyone want to climb inside the fridge?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
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I contemplated it today.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nifitsa2

Maybe it will keep him fresh for the lion. The last I heard it only had clothes to eat.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MechamRachel
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do both sa and san mean 'in "the" fridge'. By the way , how do you know when a noun is male or female? have I missed something?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Yes, they both mean "in the", but sa is used when the next noun begins with a consonant, san is used when the next noun starts with a vowel. (That's to ease pronunciation)

You can look them up in a dictionary and memorize them, or go by instinct. The gender matter in Irish isn't as intense as it is in French, so I think it possible to proceed without memorizing noun genders, or thinking about them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arjanrhod
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sound so spooky! :o

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Malaco.
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haha what?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BekyPerea

Jaja this is actually a crazy think

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mrcqm7

This sentence cracked me up :3

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZanninaMargariti

Sa means in San means in the Sa + chuisneoir = in a fridge Why is it in THE fridge?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OisinOK

Sa means in the, you wouldn't say tá an fear san chuisneoir. San is used when the next word begins with a vowel (I think?), eg. Tá sé san éasc - easier to say than sa éasc. Don't quote me on that last bit though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZanninaMargariti

I thought it was like den + an= den, do + an= don, sa + an = san :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OisinOK

de + an = den and do + an = don but sa + an =/= san. :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZanninaMargariti

Oh thank you! I hope to get used to gaelic someday :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OisinOK

No problem, and if you really want to learn the grammar rules like this, Duolingo is good but this book is excellent and compacts the most important ones into a small guide - Graiméar an Draoi from edco. Helped me prepare for my JC a couple weeks ago. ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZanninaMargariti

They told me about "gaelige gan stró" or something like that but live in Greece and it's not so easy to find it here or order it. If I find the way I will take a look to the book you told me, too. Thank you :*

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Phoenix2508

I'm guessing he's in there with the woman... and the elephant

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AudreyLin31
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is he ok?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gufcfan
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Tá sé fuar.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grace419433

Here we go again... People in fridges. What is up with people in fridges?!?!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewAben

Indiana Jones. Nuff said.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/websmasha

This makes me remember a sentence in a Langfocus video where Paul said, "I imagine the engineer in pieces inside the refrigerator" The Duo Devils one

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lina.crowe

Now there's a man AND a woman in the fridge?!?!?!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nahuatl1939
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since TA also means THERE IS why is my translation THERE IS A MAN IN THE FRIDGE, considered wrong ??

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EXPLICITLANGUAGE

Does Hannibal Lechter speak Irish?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Scarlet_Key

This quote is scary af

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nahuatl1939
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if the translation of TA is given by DUO as " IS " or THERE IS, why is it wrong to translate this sentence as THERE IS A MAN IN THE FRIDGE ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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"An", my friend, is a definitive article in Irish. Considering the sentence structure, "there is" can't be the translation we're looking for for "tá". The man is in the fridge.
And when learning a new language, you can make a mistake practically everywhere in the sentence and that's normal. There's no need to get upset!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nahuatl1939
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thanks, i am not upset at all. just asking. Now I see I made the mistake to consider AN as A when it is THE. i will not make this mistake anymore.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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Happy to help! You certainly look like that on the outside, regarding the UPPERCASE WORDS! (Didn't you feel like I was shouting the last two words? :-) To emphasize on words, you can format them in bold or italic or both of them, using an asterisk around them. (*) You can find more formatting tips at the Formatting Guide.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanneSpi4
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Just.lol. the man is in the fridge. Lol.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LarryMorga7

That sentence was made up by an irish speaking serial killer.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucaDolanR

It's Indiana Jones.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gemmade
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it's a stupid sentence!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JasonMakep

Is Hannibal Lecter Irish?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JAlfanael_
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It must be so cold

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mt.goats

did Jeffrey Dahmer come up with this exercise?

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolina212608

I bet he is living in Dublin; rent is so expensive, that fridges are our future now...

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolina212608

I bet he is leaving in Dublin; rent is so expensive that fridges are our future

2 weeks ago
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