" siúcra ar an muiceoil."

Translation:There is sugar on the pork.

August 26, 2014

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

Is sugar pork an Irish thing?

August 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meganfernane12

No

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZoneDog1

It sounds like a Homer Simpson thing.

March 3, 2019

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

they cook the pork

July 25, 2019

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

"Sugar is on the pork" was not accepted. Would that be said a bit differently, then?

I was able to say "The chicken is on the plate" for "Ta an sicin ar an bplata" (apologies for missing accents), but maybe the definite articles made the difference. I admit that the "There is sugar..." version sounds more natural in English when talking about pork, but what about "Sugar is on the table"? Thanks!

August 26, 2014

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

No, it is grammatical what you wrote. Report it!

August 27, 2014

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

FuzzyBee, it seems as though “Sugar is on the pork.” would be a grammatical response to the question “What’s on the pork?”. It seems as though the test was written to only accept an answer of the form “There is sugar on the pork.”

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hsn626796

Interesting and important question and explanation !

April 11, 2016

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

I was always taught to translate muiceoil as bacon.

January 6, 2019

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

Bágún

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeorgeHorv4

I would put honey on pork, but sugar must be an Irish thing.

August 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephen911046

Never heard of it myself and i was born in Ireland.

Personally i think they throw these sentences in to make you question yourself as to whether putting sugar on the pork could really be the answer, thus boosting your confidence when you go with it and realise you are correct.

September 2, 2019
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