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  5. "Tá lá eadraibh."

" eadraibh."

Translation:There is a day between you.

October 5, 2014



I immediately assumed it was the kind of thing people might say when talking of age. For example, twins born on one side of midnight and thus with different birthdays: 'there is a day between you.'


Does this mean that one is a day older than another, or is one of them a vampire and another is not?


I’d taken it as meaning that a day’s travel was separating the people being spoken to.


It seems funny to me how there are so many words in the English equivalent of a three-word Irish sentence. Languages are fun.


But one of the other exercises had there is a year between you, and that would seem to be less likely a reference to distance.


Perhaps it speaks more of a temporal (time) rather than spatial (place) distance?


I took that to mean "She is a year older than you", whereas "There is a day between you" is a strange way to say "She is a day older than you".


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You can report this - by submitting a bug report with your screenshots. This isn't an issue with the Irish course, it's a bug with the Duolingo Word Bank Engine, which is why you have to submit it as a bug report, and the "Report" options don't cover it, because those reports don't go to the Duolingo engineers (who can fix bugs), they go to the Course Contributors.


Done, and thanks!


Thanks for the commments above and the info re:Duolingo word Bank Engine and the 'Course Contributors'.


I haven't seen an answer to this question. Can this mean both "a day between you in age" and "a day of travel between you," depending on context?

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