"Léann an nuachtán."

Translation:She reads the newspaper.

August 26, 2014

11 Comments


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

Kind of unusual to think of "an" as of a definite article, but I'm trying :)

September 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcos12

why is 'she is reading the newspaper' marked as wrong?

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rewjeo
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Irish distinguishes between "reads" and "is reading," like English. The differences is clearer if you do, say, "She reads newspapers" vs. "She is reading newspapers." The former is something she does sometimes, but the other is happening right now and maybe not other times.

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bcos12

ok, that's clear, thanks

August 26, 2014

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

'She reads the paper' should be accepted. Every other Duolingo language will take 'paper' as an acceptable abbreviation of 'newspaper'

September 4, 2014

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

It does when I type in paper

December 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeachBum48

How do I know which word to put before the sentence?

June 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FbioOlivei756939

leann si an nuachtán

June 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jtucci1991

What is the literal translation of 'sí'? I thought it meant 'yes'.

October 20, 2017

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

Its She i think

December 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pearl229496

It is disappointing and more difficult when there is no audible pronunciation of the Gaeilge words in the translation, matching and fill-in-the-blank exercises. Gaeilge is a difficult language and I need to hear it in all exercises, not just some.

July 5, 2019
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