I can't stop laughing at this one because "caca" is "poop" in Spanish lol.
It is in Irish without the fada.
Sometimes I've heard people calling poop "caca" in English too.
the á gives it a long 'aww' sound not an a sound.
It's poop in Serbian too, but spelt as кака/kaka
In Russian "caca" means "poop" too. In Russian it is babytalking
In Portuguese, "Ta caca aici" is phonetically similar to "Ta caca aqui" = "It's poopy here", or "it's a mess here". Really helps remember.
I do not understand why Ta is used in this sentence, I thought the verb aici was the whole verb for to have?
aici isn't a verb. It means "at her". Tá cáca aici -> a cake is at her -> she has a cake.
Is bréag é an cáca!
While we're on the subject, what are the cakes in Ireland like?
Now how do you say "lie" (the noun) in Irish?
The Irish for "a lie" is bréag.
"Is an cáca bréag", then?
Is bréag é an cáca, but in truth, that doesn't really capture the meme, and you'd probably be better off with a non-copular statement like bréag atá sa cháca!
I'm trying to dissect the literal meaning there... I'm gonna make the bold guess that there's a droppped verb of some sort making the whole thing imply "It's a lie that's in the cake!"
How close am I?
It's a meme - there is nothing special implied in the different form, it just strikes me that stylistically it's a better match for translating the meme.
Fadas are you friends!
What is 'She has cake' in Irish? (so, without the 'a')
Irish doesn't have indefinite articles. there is no difference between "She has a cake" and "She has cake" in Irish - they are both Tá cáca aici.
Thanks for your comment. Than Duolingo does not judge well: My 'She has cake' was taken as incorrect ... ;-))
I get excited about cake too!
Is c and ch pronounced alike.
No, listen to them here:
Thanks for the link! Angael looks like a useful magazine...
It is pronounced /'ə.kʲi/ as in keep.
Wiktionary uses [ˈɛcɪ], indicating the sound represented by "c" is an unvoiced palatal plosive.
Can any Irish linguists weigh in here? Is this a regional thing?
There’s some variability in the pronunciation of a slender c.