"Cadisainmdom?"

Translation:What is my name?

4 years ago

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Mungome
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usefull question...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

But it's easy to change around.

dom = do + . So to change it, you just change the .

duit = do + -> Cad is ainm duit? = What is your name?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Radoslaw182
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As an extension to what you said...

Cad is ainm dom/duit/dó/di/dúinn/daoibh/dóibh?

Read as: /dom/ /dit'/ /do/ /d'i/ /du:n'/ /di:v'/ /do:v'/

What is my/your(sing.)/his/her/our/your(pl.)/their?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hopswatch
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Yeah. I have to ask that a lot. Thank god we have facebook, duolingo, twitter and other social networks, so we can always look it up when we forget.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Rumpelstilzchen is ainm duit!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alibax
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Slim Shady?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/4meerschweinchen
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Pól

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lultimanot
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That rihanna song.....

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dfpeterson
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Snoop madra maaad

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZanninaMargariti

Why not cad bhfuil MO hainm?? Why not a possesive here?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eoinmonaghan
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What is my name? Heisenberg. (I know it is a misquote but I could resist)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elifoxfly

Jason Bourne.

3 years ago

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/luiz.calheiros

Amnesia, maybe.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionaic
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why is "is" required? isn't it implied by "cad"?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

Sometimes cad is used with an explicit copula (cad is ainm duit?, cad is brí leis sin?), sometimes it's used with another verb (cad tá uait?, cad a thárla?), and sometimes with a preposition (cad chuige?), sometimes with an implied copula (cad é an t-am é?)

In this case, the copula is explicit, and cad is ainm duit? is just how you cay it. An alternative version, cén t-ainm atá ort? relies on an implicit copula (cén is a contraction of cad é an).

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LinSardal
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Francis!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DominicCol12

Cassius Clay !!! awhooooo you hit me !!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_torioi
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Can you use "Cad bhuil mo hainm" instead of this? Or "Cad bhuil do hainm"? Or is "Cad is ainm dom/duit" is the only way to say it?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

You can't say "cad bhfuil mo ainm?" for 2 reasons. The first is that you would use the independent form of the verb, , not the dependant form bhfuil (cad tá ar siúl?). The second is that "name" and "Paul"(for example) are both nouns, so you need to use the copula is, not the verb .

The most common alternative to Cad is ainm dom? is Cén t-ainn atá orm? (which uses rather than the copula because of the preposition ar).

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_torioi
_torioi
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Go raibh maith agat! You also reminded me that I still have problems with and bhuil :'D

2 months ago
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