I've struggeled to learn that I have to use 'cé' (what) rather than 'cá' (how) when asking how much. But I realised that if I think of 'mhead' as 'quantity' rather than 'much' or 'many' it makes sense to ask 'what quantity' / 'cé mhéad'
I'm afraid that you learned the wrong lesson - it's a dialect thing.
Thank you. Very much! https://www.focloir.ie/en/dictionary/ei/much#much__18
should "cé mhéad a bhfuil agat" be accepted?
No, that would be incorrect in a similar manner to:
The man whom was talking
The man who was talking
The grammar here is reasonably involved, but if you want the full explanation I'll give it no bother.
Can you give the full explanation anyway? I'm struggling to understand the difference between atá and a bhfuil.
Please do explain it. I'm another one who is completely lost on this issue! Thanks!
Why is the an atá?