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"Léann an nuachtán."

Translation:She reads the newspaper.

August 26, 2014

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

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


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.


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

ok, that's clear, thanks


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


    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'


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

    It does when I type in paper


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

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


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

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


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

    leann si an nuachtán


    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.

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