"What is your profession?"

Translation:Cad é do phroifisiún?

September 14, 2014


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So, is there a verb in this sentence? I expected "cad bhfuil" or something similar.

September 14, 2014


In question structures, the copula is usually merged into the question. It's there, just invisible.

September 14, 2014


So cad is actually cad is, and the do makes proifisiun definite so there has to be a pronoun (e) separating it from the is. So, cad is e do phroifisiun, or what is it, your profession. That makes sense! But would the structure change if you had an indefinite noun? How would you say what is a man?

April 27, 2015


Two ways:

1) Céárd é an rud é fear? = What is a man?

2) Céard is fear ann = What is a man?

The first is literally: What is the thing that is a man.

The second is: What is in it, that is a newspaper.

April 27, 2015


My answer, Cad é do ghairm?" was marked wrong. Doesn't gairm mean profession, vocation*?

December 16, 2014


It can — “calling” might be its nearest translation.

January 6, 2017


What's the difference between "céard é do phroifisiún" and "cad é do phroifisiún"? It said the one with "céard" is wrong.

January 8, 2016


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January 6, 2017


'do' is not on any of the flashcards. is thee any way to say this using 'bhfur'

May 29, 2018


Why is cad atá not accepted?

August 22, 2019

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Because cad atá doesn't make any sense in this question.

August 22, 2019
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