Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

"Léann sí an nuachtán."

Translation:She reads the newspaper.

4 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Kiryo
Kiryo
  • 15
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bcos12
bcos12
  • 15
  • 14
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rewjeo
Rewjeo
  • 19
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 1227

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.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bcos12
bcos12
  • 15
  • 14
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2

ok, that's clear, thanks

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vvkrastev
vvkrastev
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 20
  • 20
  • 20
  • 20
  • 12
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1732

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BeachBum48

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FbioOlivei756939

leann si an nuachtán

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jtucci1991

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

11 months ago