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"Tá cailín aici."

Translation:She has a girlfriend.

4 years ago

173 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LeonardoN1
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Duolingo makes us rememmber that same sex marriage is now legal in Ireland :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnathanR211574

And now in America

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wassabian17
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Willow is my friend, she is recently gay. ~Buffy Bot (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wassabian1

Oh yeah! I remember watching that episode. That part made me laugh so hard!

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobjoefredjoe

gay is cool

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpiralStat

gay is okay~

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ev4eva

bitch

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Woah Woah Woah! Kids use this website and don't need to see that!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

I searched it up on Google. The Irish word for girlfriend is leannan cailin, NOT just cailin. Correct me if I'm wrong, but all this hubbub over a mistake on Duolingo's part....

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TiarnnMill

Oh, Google. Must be right then.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/msgrimm4

"Girlfriend" just states that you have a friend who is a girl, but not nececcarily a girl you are dating.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KhuChunSiang

:)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

But same sex "marriage" isn't marriage at all. I mean, how can we suddenly decide that marriage isn't just between a man and a woman, but can also be between two men or two women? Also, it takes what makes marriage marriage out of marriage; the ability to create new life. When you take that out of marriage, you don't have marriage anymore. The man and the woman were designed to be together; it isn't just coincidence that two men or two women can't reproduce.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
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Check the guidelines for an interesting little blurb about how repugnant hate speech is disallowed for more information on what can happen to YOU when you spout it!

There is no problem with children seeing something that is in their world naturally and that they are likely struggling with finding out about themselves where they stand in terms of homosexualities. It is minds stuck in the gutters of yesteryear that cause LGBTQ+ teens to have the highest attempted and actual suicide rates of any minority group. Think about that the next time you try to bemean someone or illegitimize that for which we have fought tooth and nail to achieve.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Christiaan511903

that was hate speech? i didnt see any hate.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SegundoNoa

Lmao, marriage can't be with same sex people by the simple fact of what "marriage" means. If you want a legal union of same sex people call it something else. Is like you you want to be considered "brother" with someone IS NOT your brother. Is not to discriminate with people that is not your brother, is just BROTHER has a meaning and those peopel doesnt fit that meaning. Same with "marriage", it has a meaning long before "lgbtgsgd" people arrived.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Actually, I was told by an unbiased source that the high suicide rates were because the LGBTQ etc. people knew it was "wrong" and they couldn't find ANY help whatsoever because psychologists are FORCED to nourish these characteristics, regardless of what the patient said! I believe THAT'S why suicide rates were so high; that and the fact that society degrades the value of life with things like abortion, etc. I hope this clears up any misconceptions. :)

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xaphan.
Xaphan.
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Well, if an annonymous internet person is citing an 'unbiased source' without saying what that source is, I guess it must be true.

I heard from an unbiased source that the moon is made of cheese! Remember, asking what the source /was/ is cheating.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Sorry, I forgot what the name of the "unbiased source" was. I do realize that doesn't make my statement very credible. :/

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jamesgg616

You're actually almost right. The suicide rates are high because LGBT+ people are frequently made to /feel/ that they are "wrong" and start to partly believe it, which leads to self-hatred and the belief that they are unworthy of being loved or even accepted as people. Psychologists are not forced to do anything, but they are compelled by ethical guidelines (and their job descriptions) to help their patients see that those negative beliefs are unhealthy and untrue. A psychologist's job isn't to change who someone is but to help deliver someone from mental distress

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobs369505

Exactly the same way we decided that a man and a woman could marry. By saying that they can. A man and a block of cheese can't marry because a block of cheese isn't sentient. Two men or two women are. They both have the capacity to understand and consent to marriage. Did you really just compare a human being to cheese?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

"...By saying that they can". Does that mean that if murder becomes legal, you can go ahead and kill someone else? No, because it isn't moral to kill. In the same way, gay "marriage" isn't moral either, and doesn't make any sense (or children). PS, if I were comparing people to cheese, it wouldn't exactly be an insult. I love cheese. :) PPS, if my last comment came across as rude, I'm sorry.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobs369505

There are a couple of differences between killing someone and marrying someone. Most notably, by killing someone you are harming and taking the life from another person. When two people marry with consent, regardless of sex no one is harmed. In addition, gay marriage is legal in a good number of countries. Murder generally speaking is not. In a democracy laws tend to reflect what a society values morally, thus gay marriage is morally correct.

Recently it has been legalised in Australia. I'm not gay and unsurprisingly it has effected me in no way whatsoever. What it has done is ensure two people who wish to get married can do so.

Cheese is fine. But it doesn't have a brain where as two people do. It was an odd comparison.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

You would make a very good point if that were the point, but it's not. The point is that just because it's made legal doesn't make it okay. By the way, it's not that I hate gay people; it's that I disagree with the concept. Here, have a Lingot. :)

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobs369505

The reply limit was just reached so I'll have to reply from this one but, it's a reply to your most recent comment. No I understand what you're saying in regards to not hating them. In that not agreeing with something doesn't infer hatred. Of course, in your suggesting that it's immoral, I must then ask why you think that? Because there we have the heart of the issue/discussion.

Thank you for the Lingot, I have been meaning to get back into languages and it's a good reminder for me to do so.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Okay, here is where it gets really obvious that I'm a christian. :) In the bible (please keep reading) specifically in Romans 1:26-28, it says, "For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions For their women exchanged natural relations with those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done." One thing I wanted to clear up about this verse is that it does NOT say that being gay is immoral, it says that indulging that homosexuality is immoral. Go ahead and have another Lingot. :)

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobs369505

Just assume when I reply to this message it's again, because of the reply limit. Anyhow, before I say anything I'd like to note that it becomes difficult to debate here because it's religion. That is difficult not because it's right but, because it's not something anyone can prove or disprove. So it becomes a debate without any facts. I don't mean to offend and I'm not saying it's bad to have religion of course. Regardless, we'll see how this goes.

This ties in with what I mentioned before. These are your beliefs you're forcing onto people which, is not exactly the most morally correct thing to do in itself. It's what was the root of a lot of horrific things throughout history. It's fine to have your own beliefs but, forcing other people to follow them is in itself immoral. For more hyperbolic comparison. Radical Muslim terrorists commit acts of terror because the Quran says so. That they must wage war against people who don't believe as they do. I'm sure they're also mentally unstable but, that's not how they'd justify it I'm sure.

The only time gay people getting married would effect you is if they did it in a Christian church. Your one specifically. Even then, would it really? I'm sure they wouldn't even be allowed to if the priest refused to officiate for them because he shared the same beliefs as yourself. That said, I don't know a lot of gay people that would want a religious wedding. Considering a marriage is generally defined as, ' legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship .' Not exactly pertaining to religion in any manner.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Firstly, you said I was forcing my beliefs on you. I was not. I was suggesting my beliefs. Secondly, your first paragraph implies that all religion is relative, and there is no truth. There is, in fact, an actual capital-T Truth, which is what God is.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobs369505

(This is a response to your most recent message.) I mean you just proved my point. You just said that God is real. You can't prove he is anymore than I can prove him false. Which is almost entirely what is what I said in my first paragraph.

You don't need a trigger warning for me. I noticed you commented somewhere else about there being a lot of liberals/SJWs on duolingo. I'm not one of them, so I wouldn't fret about that kind of stuff.

I mean you were voicing your opinion on a public forum. Surely you expected people might reply to it.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Okay, first of all, beliefs are different than opinions. Beliefs are something that can be correct or incorrect. Then there are opinions. An example of an opinon would be someone preferring chocolate ice cream to vanilla; there is no actual definite answer to the question; which is better. Second of all, I can actually give you evidence to the fact that God is real

1: design implies a designer. The fact that the natural world is so complex and intricate testifies that it wasn't just chance. Here is a quote from earthage.org. "There is nowhere near enough time nor matter in the entire universe for even the simplest cell to have formed by chance combinations. Even if all the correct chemicals somehow came together in the correct place, you still wouldn't have life. This is exactly the situation every time a living organism dies. Immediately after death, all the right chemicals exist, in the right proportions, and in the right place -- yet the creature is still dead!"

2: many people who have tried to disprove Christianity later became Christians themselves!

3: the un-caused cause. If you leave a domino on a table and just walk away, it won't fall over, right? Unless something knocks it over (like a cat) it will stay on that table, un-knocked over. In the same way, there had to be something (or someone) to have created the universe, to "knock over the domino", as a domino can't knock itself over.

4: The Earth's magnetic field-The Earth's magnetic field is a certain strength, and it's half-life is 1,400 years. If you continued doubling the strength of the Earth's magnetic field every 1,400-year interval until you got how strong it would be 4 billion years ago, it would be WAY stronger than possible for a magnetic field.

Please at least consider the thoughts listed above. After all, it is better to believe in a God only to find out there isn't, than to not believe in a God only to find out there is. Nice chatting. :)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobs369505

This is a debate I didn't want to get into because it'll go nowhere. But, where's the harm in civil discussion.

That's correct a design does imply there is a designer. Assuming of course, that it is a design. So you still haven't proved that there was a designer because you've provided no proof that we were designed.

I'm a med student. I realise that's not a doctor but you can trust me when I say I know how complex the body is.

There are plenty of theories on evolution just as there are plenty of religions. There's a reason they're theories and it's the same reason it's impossible to prove the existence or non-existence of a god. You've still just tried to tell me that God is real because life is just too complicated to have occurred by chance. That's not proof. If anything that's a shaky theory.

In regards to the quote, it's not very well informed. It suggests that when something dies, there's no reason why it shouldn't still be alive because everything is still as it was. When a person dies they're not in the same state they where when they were alive. Blood settles because it's no longer being pumped around the body, rigor mortis sets in and cells in general are dead/dying among other things. They're no longer functioning the way they were in life.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
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Coupled with the fact that chimpanzees share 98% of their DNA with humans, making them more closely related to us than gorillas, there is more solid evidence to the contrary of an undeniable “all-knowing, all-seeing” being.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nathnainiel
Nathnainiel
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Could this also mean "She has a girlfriend"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatMcCat
CatMcCat
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This is what I said, and it was marked correct, so I guess the answer is yes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fluffycal

It would be nice if it was shown as an alternative answer in the same way as boy/boyfriend on a previous answer, though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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I don't know if it didn't before, but the hover hints show it for "cailín" now.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucy984778

What else can it mean? This was my first guess and I didn't realise the sentence could have a dual meaning..?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bGEa1

that is true! Does it ???

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding
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Pronunciation note (east of Ireland): aici- is said "eh-key" and not "a-kih"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaka1987

I would pronounce it eh-key too, and I studied in Connaught. Doesn't mean it's necessarily wrong, but not what I'm used to.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chotaredpanda

From Connaught here too and learnt it as 'eh-key'.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnPMChappell
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Another for rhyming aici with "eck (h)e" and not "a ki(ss)". I noticed sibh to rhyme with "shiv" too, which was weird; to me it rhymes with "leave".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaireD395

I always learned it as sounding like 'shiv'....never heard any other pronunciation (connaught)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShonaOConnor123

yeah in west Ireland it's a-kih with emphasis on the kih

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Danieldrd

Pronounced eh-key here as well.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wassabian17
Wassabian17
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That's a looong account name. What does it mean/say, and what language is it in?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/owenvenes
owenvenes
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And she might be able to say "she has a wife" soon thanks to a great turnout on the referendum! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaCa826187
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She might be able to, if she lives in Yankistan.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatMcCat
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She can in all of the states in the US and in Ireland. She has been able to in Canada for ten years. :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaCa826187
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Is that not what I just said?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EveryOther123

Finally an Irish translation that relates to me

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leah764142

Not gonna lie, I flipped out in utter joy after realising that DuoLingo is LGBTQ+ postive :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Humanokyeh
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Same!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cleverusername56

I AWWWED OUTLOUD IN THE MIDDLE OF HISTORY AND EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT ME

ITS SO CUUUUTTTEEEEEE I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT. THANKS DUOLINGO <3

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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I translated as "She has a girlfriend."

Is this a girl she's dating or is it more like girl friend? Does anyone know?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ragnaroktopus

Ask her and find out.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rarcher2010
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Ha!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wassabian17
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I believe it could be both

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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Thanks.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wassabian17
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You're welcome. ; )

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NienkeFleur

It literally translates to "she has a girl" which I doubt you'd use for a friend who is a girl but you'd definitely be able to use for a girlfriend you're dating

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahTharakan

Definitely learned it as eh-key. I forgot how different the dialects are.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackfire13

Leinster here, and I remember 'a-key' more than 'eh-key'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BreezeFaolon

Oh I love this! Oh I love this sentence so much!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot
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No! NOOOOOOO WAY..........

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silvith

can you also use this translation to say 'she has a girl' as in 'she has a daughter'?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Most likely.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NienkeFleur

If context would make it clear e.g. "Does she have a child?" "Yes, she has a girl" but if you want to say daughter, you'd use iníon

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nkwk88
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I see what you did there...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CormacLiat

It should translate as just "girl", Irish person here.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZRaider126

What?? Duolingo, what??

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swordsman102002

I think it means "she has a girl." why "girlfriend"? Can anyone explain it to me?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NienkeFleur

Although it literally means "she has a girl" in the context of "having a girl" or "having a boy" it is often meant as girlfirend or boyfriend, unless the context makes it obviously different (e.g. "Does she have a child?" "Yes, she has a girl") It's the same with "Tá cailín aige" = "He has a girl(friend)" "Tá buachaill aige" = "He has a boy(friend)" "Tá buachaill aici" = "She has a boy(friend)"

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Why3.
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Same-sex marriage is legal in Ireland, that's why.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot
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Because they support gays or something.......

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roguesunshine

Hey, Duo! You're awesome. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brumfieldj02

Thank you duo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Velvet969953

Pride :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kain5056
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Being gay is A-OK! :-)

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NienkeFleur

♥️

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kaitlin.Falkirk

Does aici mean friend?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IJR3
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No, it means "is at her" or "she has" Cailín means girl or girlfriend.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sibusiso7

No cailín means "girl" it does not mean girlfriend

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bobs369505

Fairly often in languages the word for boy or girl can be used in such a way so as to mean boyfriend/girlfriend. This is the case in Italian among other things I believe. I would know. I once tried to ask my Italian teacher if she had kids and ended up asking if she was single.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaroEnrico
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Unlike "he has a boyfriend", "she has a girlfriend" doesn't necessarily imply a lesbian relationship.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ciaratiara

Could somebody please define Ta

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/B-mhongoadh

'is'

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/babygirl_jay

I'm so confused. First it's he, now it's she?!?! I'm staying with he.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aryyya
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'aige' means 'at him' and 'aici' 'at her'. so when it's 'tà ........ aige' it is 'he has ........' and when it's 'tá ........ aici' it's 'she has .......' . Because instead of 'sb has sth' you use 'sth is at sb'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/D0BBYISAFREEELF

I am a bit confused about the use of tá. I thought it meant is, but then the direct translation sounds weird with this sentence! Can someone clarify what it "means" in this sentence and others?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/B-mhongoadh

you were right, 'tá' means 'is' - the verb comes first , so 'tá cailín' means 'a girl is' 'a girl is at her' conveys the same meaning as 'she has a girl' in standard English. 'tá' can sometimes be translated as 'there is' - 'there's a girl at her'. (you can hears echos of this in some dialects - 'have you a tenner on you?' ect 'she has one sour cúpan on her' ect)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joeran
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I wrote "She is a girl." why is this wrong??

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
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Tá... aici is "She has", not "She is". =) I'm not sure if technically speaking "She has a girl" would be wrong (from a maternal standpoint), but you've gotta check your verbs.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aherneevan

i got it right

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AllisonSme6

that is what I put. so confused.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XManBad

Though Leonardo does make a point about same sex marriages.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

"She has a girl" is accepted so I don't think this necessarily gay.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zelmoby

Just told me that the translation is "she's a girlfriend," even though "is" isn't in the phrase...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatMcCat
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Some people contract "She has" to "She's." Wonder if that's it?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zelmoby

Interesting, I haven't seen that contraction before. Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatMcCat
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Yeah, I don't know where you're from, but that particular usage probably wouldn't happen as much in the U.S. or Canada, where we'd be more likely to say, "She has" or else "She has got" or "She's got". Notice that we'd do it if we used "got" after, but generally not if we just say, "She has." Still, I've heard people say it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zelmoby

Oh, good point. I hadn't thought of the "she's got" usage, though I am in the US. Thanks again - this has been helpful :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnPMChappell
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Actually, in this case I suspect it is simpler; when saying someone is a specific position or profession, the formation is essentially identical. That wouldn't really be correct here for either girl or girlfriend, to my ear anyway but as a general grammar point it's correct.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MADasALICE
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It Also Might Be Because The Irish Word For "has" (possession) Really Means "is At". They don't Say You Own/have something, They Say You Are At something. Might Have Just gotten A Little Jumbled On The Way. **sorry For The Obnoxious Capitals. I Just Upgraded My Tablet And Now My keyboard Auto-capitalizes The First Letter Of Each Word.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/savourtardis
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well... I believe discussion elsewhere established that rather than a possessive verb (Y has X), have, Irish uses the structure (x is [at y]) or rather, given the VSO order, (is x [at y]). So the Irish word for is is in the sentence. But I don't think that translation makes any sense except if it's a contraction of "She has".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaCa826187
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I like your explanation. Do you know any Lojban?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/savourtardis
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No, I don't. I think I had heard of it before but I had actually forgotten what it was until I looked it up just now.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaCa826187
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It's funny because the way you describe the interaction of the words is pretty much the way they explain grammar in Lojban. You know, quite logical (as you'd expect) and mathematical. [Edit: I can't spell mathematical.]

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpiralStat

Shout out to all of the bisexuals who relate to "she has a boyfriend/girlfriend" and "he has a girlfriend/boyfriend"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/D0BBYISAFREEELF

Shouldn't aici be spelled aicí with the accent because í sounds like eee, and that is how it's pronounced?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ginagillen
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what on earth is wrong with she is a girl?!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/isi748684

she is a girl

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrsGosney

I have a wife.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harithaolag

C’MON THE GAYS❤️

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eysan629

Lesbian? :D

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/harithaolag

Yass baby :)

(or maybe any bi / pan etc)

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FintanKell1

Tá cailín aici means she has a girl...not she has a girlfriend?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aguinny

Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Duolingo!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kevinjpinson

She has a friend who happens to be a girl.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NienkeFleur

It literally means "She has a girl", you wouldn't use that for a friend who happens to be a girl, but you would for a girlfriend (i.e. relationship). In some contexts it might mean something like daughter (e.g. "Does she have a child?" "Yes, she has a girl") but without context, it is geny used for girlfriend

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Thank You.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geariddona

the translation of friend is "cara" This simply translates as "she has a girl" please stop altering our national language

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NienkeFleur

Girlfriend is not the same as girl friend, the first implies a relationship, the second implies a friendship. You can very well say "she has a girl" to mean "she has a girlfriend" but not to say "she has a girl friend"

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/henrynauta

Oh dear...

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jake-Paul-Dead

y u do this man i just said she is

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/idonall
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I wrote the literal translation "There is a girl with her" , got it wrong I guess

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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That isn't even the literal translation. The literal translation is "Is a girl at her."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/idonall
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I don't see a question mark

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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It isn't a question. And yes, it could be "There is a girl at her," but it's AT her, not WITH her. Translated word-for-word, it's not a reasonable English statement. You CANNOT just translate word for word; that is not how translation works.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterMalon2
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She's a girl. = She is a girl.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NienkeFleur

"She's", in this case, is a contraction of "she has" rather than "she is"

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Humanokyeh
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Now that I finished season 10 Doctor Who, this makes me think of Bill and Heather. SQUEEEEEEEEEE! Yaay!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NIC0.FERRAR0
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she is a girl not accepted?/common

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sibusiso7

I forgot it means "she's a girl"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/irish.aradia

Glad to see Duolingo's a lesbian.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TaylorDalt4

Now we know Duo's personal life. ;P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XManBad

You are all stupid motherf***ers.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Nope.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryankarim

it always depends on what the sentence is it could be that she has has a friend that is girl but if its the other i can't accept it it just plain wrong there I said it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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Aren't you brave.

No, wait, wrong word. What I meant was, "aren't you a filthy little bigot."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryankarim

I am human after all

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryankarim

and now that I think about it was more than Just one word

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryankarim

but I'm not sure what you are

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XManBad

As an american I find this sentence incorrect. "Girlfriend" is strictly for boys, girls will have "Boyfriends". For example, you would not say "I have a boyfriend" if you ARE a boy already.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
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One would absolutely say this if he or she is gay. I don’t say “I have a girlfriend” when I’m in a relationship.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Yup.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chizachuku

Down with this sort of thing hai

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryankarim

I can't believe this is the world we live in god help us all

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
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I would keep in mind that hate speech is disallowed. You are entitled to your opinion. But here is not the place to be spreading that seed.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

So who called whom a "filthy little bigot" ?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryankarim

hey thanks for clearing that out for me

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

(thumbs up)

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geariddona

Law aside, is it right to ask anyone to commit to a relationship that denies them their descendants and that of their extended families? They may wish to later in life when it may be too late and they will possibly end up very lonely people! It does not appear very loving to me.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
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To be fair, it's our lives, not that of our extended families. If we live constantly trying to please everyone else, we forget who we are and don't truly live ourselves. Plenty of straight people don't want kids either. I don't WANT kids, and it has nothing to do with my being gay. I just really don't like children. But our relationships are plenty loving. And in the end, everyone dies alone. I wouldn't change if given the choice, and plenty others feel the exact same way.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geariddona

Thank you Cam and Alex for your balanced response. I wish both every happiness in the future. You seem nice people. You say its our lives and not that of your extended families. That is true but your lives came from your extended families, you did not create them yourselves, and there are some duties to them. People generally do not want children because of the responsibilities and expense that go with them, and they are many. I doubt many children are planned and that is why nature produces so many unexpected arrivals as that is natures job. Children are just young adults that need as much loving as the rest of us and you will be amply rewarded. Our well-being and that of the planet demands that we love men and women equally but in a way that we reach our full potential.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
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Thank you for hearing both sides of the story. =) and you can just call me Camden. I'm one person and my username is just based off of the characters in my novel. =)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geariddona

Thank you again for your reply, I have re-read your initial response and would like to add that you say "if you had the choice you would not change" Is our orientation not a choice as we are all the products of male and female cromisomes? Many have had opposite sex experiences before choosing gay lifestyles? best wishes!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
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It isn't a choice, however, acting upon preferences and predilections is a choice; look at the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Many gay people married straight to maintain that veneer, and/or for tax reasons. But many a time, they were not necessarily happy. There is a scientific struggle that goes back and forth saying that homosexuality is or is not genetic, and I am of the belief that it is. See this for more information on that matter.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

Perhaps the person suggesting a "traditional" marriage wasn't forcing their beliefs on the other person, but was trying to help by suggesting a, in the long-term, happier option.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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How is that, in any way, your decision to make for anyone but yourself?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot
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Gay isn't ok... D: it's horrible...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Why3.
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. Even if that is your opinion, there's no need to post it on the internet... it's not really a horrible thing... it's not like all gay people are bad just because they're gay...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_Learn_Spanish

You're correct. Being gay isn't necessarily bad, just like being autistic isn't bad. But when you give in to homosexuality, that's when it's bad.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot
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Well, yeah.....

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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Bigotry is horrible.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot
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Yeah, I guess that's true.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/irish.aradia

I dunno why you're on Duolingo, if so.. Duolingo is a LGBT+ supporting company.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot
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I'm in Duolingo to learn languages...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cleverusername56

lol you're horrible <3

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FirePolyglot
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Lol NO YOU ARE HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CR_Avila
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yeah.... DX

1 year ago