"Tá cóta orm."

Translation:I have a coat on.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Brighid
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An alternative - I'm wearing a coat.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
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And this time, "I'm wearing" vs "I wear" is correct because we're going for the equivalent idiomatic meaning and disregarding equivalent grammar?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PinkRose98

Why can't it be "A coat is on me"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
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Sure, that's the literal word-for-word translation, but that's not how we express this in English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brighid
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Because that is bad English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Salann-Gorm

Pink, i know previous lessons had it as "on me" but they changed it to try to be more conversational. I keep getting tripped up over it for that reason.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gormghlas
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Would "Caithim cóta." also be correct?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nazanal

Is there a reason it can't be "I have on a coat"?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rae.F
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The course developers can't code in all of the possible ways to say things, so they tend to stick with the standard phrasings. If you think your way is widespread enough, you can always flag it and select "My answer should be accepted".

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaudeAlff
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Who would say? "I have a coat on"

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/babs614836
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I would. If yer ma asks you if you're cold, you might reply 'Nah, sure I have a coat on, Ma'. I am from the north of Ireland; maybe it is not something people say where you are from.

5 months ago
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