"What is your profession?"
Translation:Cad é do phroifisiún?
So, is there a verb in this sentence? I expected "cad bhfuil" or something similar.
In question structures, the copula is usually merged into the question. It's there, just invisible.
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?
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.
My answer, Cad é do ghairm?" was marked wrong. Doesn't gairm mean profession, vocation*?
What's the difference between "céard é do phroifisiún" and "cad é do phroifisiún"? It said the one with "céard" is wrong.
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'do' is not on any of the flashcards. is thee any way to say this using 'bhfur'