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"The girl has water."

Translation:Tá uisce ag an gcailín.

August 26, 2014


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why are "Tá uisce ag an gcailín" and "Tá uisce ag an chailín" both correct

August 26, 2014


Because of dialect, both are acceptable depending on what part of the country you're from.

ag an gcailín is the official standard.

August 26, 2014


Why the g though? Is there a phonetic difference between the two?

January 8, 2015


In eclipsis, the new first letter 'eclipses' the original, which is not sounded - so 'gcailín' is said like 'gailín'.

February 21, 2015


Yes, there is. I'm sure they'll have more sound bites before this comes out of Beta, but there are already a couple exercises with "gcailín" sounded out. Just not this one yet :(

When you have a chance to login to the regular website, the tips/notes section for this lesson is pretty extensive. I have pulled up the site in the browser on my mobile before if I was really stumped.

January 10, 2015


Dont know... that happened to me too.

July 20, 2018


Can someone clarify what the difference is between "Tá uisce ag an gcailín" and "Tá uisce aicí an cailín"?

When does one use the prepositional form instead of just "she has"? I'm trying, but this doesn't seem to equate to anything in English, so I'm having a hard time getting a grasp on it.

April 25, 2016


I don't understand why 'Tá uisce aici " isn't correct ??

August 27, 2016


Why exactly is the 'g' there? What put it there?

July 10, 2015


Because it so

July 20, 2018


Sorry, ...

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Because it is eclipse. I all ways think that but then I got the answer.

July 20, 2018


Yeah i don't understand why it isn't "Ta uisce aici" either...

August 16, 2018


Ohh yeaaa

October 7, 2015
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