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"An bhfuil ceithre chat dhá mhadra agat?"

Translation:Do you have four cats or two dogs?

September 29, 2014



What's the deal with 'ceithre'? Why isn't it 'ceathair'? Should I get off my phone and turn on my computer 'cos maybe there's notes about this?


It just changes when counting things. Pretty much all there is to it. That's probably why this sentence exists, since two also changes.


Is the plural of apcat and dog implied because there is a number in front of them or should it be cait agus madraí?


Can someone tell me how "dhá" is pronounced? Even though there is audio on this one, it seems off to me.


Here are examples in the three main dialects.


Thanks... (sigh) I have been at this for three months, and just when I think I get a handle on it, along comes "numbers"!!! Everyone's help and input is always appreciated!!!


Sorry, no grammar help, just a "you'll get there" from fellow learner. Cracking Irish numbers should be a rocket science entry exam


It is at me, it is at you, it is at him, her. Ag, agam, agat, aici, againn, agaibh, acu. Question: is it "ag" me, you, him, her.. "AN BHFUIL IT AT YOU".


Gabh mo leithscéal, an bhfuil ceithre chat nó dhá mhadra agat? Tá briseadh gabhar amháin uaim. (córas na babhtála)


They need to change the definitions under "an bjfuil". The translations they give are only variations of "are you" I could imagine stretching that to "are there" like other lessons, but the word bank is all that stopped me typing "are you four cats or two dogs?"


It means "is" or "are" in the question format. The structure "an bhfuil X ag Y?" means "is [there] X at Y?" And that is idiomatic for "does Y have X?"


It doesn't mean "is there X at Y?". It means "Does Y have X?". Some English speakers like to translate that ag as "at", but Irish speakers don't, just as English speakers don't think that the "have" in "I have to do something" has something to do with possession.


So...just asking....ceithre is always pronounced "ken" or us that a specific dialect?... ceithre chat here sounds like "ken hut"...not complaining, just curious and good we are exposed to actual pronunciation.

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