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"Where is the Irish prime minister?"

Translation:Cá bhfuil an Taoiseach?

October 12, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sjaberasturi

Cá bhfuil Taoiseach na hÉireann?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ballygawley

As galaxy pointed out below, the "na hÉireann" part seems to be implied in the title of the one-and-only taoiseach -- "na hÉireann" would be a superfluous repetition.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hec10tor

so how do you say "German prime minister" then?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ballygawley

Príomh-aire na Germáine / Fionlainne ...

(except, that this is one of the really lousy examples, I would not know how to translate "Bundeskanzlerin". Probably that is as untranslatable as "taoiseach".

Chancellor is "seansailéir", but you get the gist.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

Taoiseach is used to only refer to the Irish prime minister. Honestly, it's better to just translated it as "Where is the Taoiseach", since that's what it's called even in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rafeind

Just out of curiosity, what are prime ministers of other countries called?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eikoopmit

I just scrolled down and saw the answer after replying to the question and saying that I was also curious.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eikoopmit

I assume it's covered under the world section of the tree lesson, but even so, I'm also curious.

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