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"It is an orange."

Translation:Is oráiste é.

August 26, 2014


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How do we know when it should be "Is" or "Ta'"?

August 26, 2014


The simplest way to look at it is the cupola (is - é here) is mostly used to describe equivalence or state a fact about something's nature, rather than something that thing does. so 'Ithim oráiste' because the orange is something I eat, but 'is oráiste é' because that is what the orange is. That's a really bad explanation and the cupola is more complex than that but that's the basic idea.

August 26, 2014
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