"You eat the egg."
Translation:Itheann sibh an ubh.
Can somebody please tell me what the difference between "na" and "an" is. I know they're both "the", I just don't know when the appropriate time to use one versus the other is. One lingot reward for the fastest reply and best answer.
na is the nominative and genitive plural, plus the genitive singular for feminine nouns. an is nominative singular and genitive masculine singular.
I kind of get it but i have no idea what nominative or genitive means. I do get the feminine, masculine, singular and plural. Just clarify a little please
In the sentence “I like John’s walrus.”, “I” is nominative because it’s the subject of the sentence, and “John’s” is genitive because it modifies another noun (the walrus).
Nominative and genitive are cases that exist in Irish. Nominative is the default case, and genitive is used when two nouns come together. You'll learn more about it later on. For now, just worry about an as nominative singular and na as plural
When do I use 'Itheann sibh' and when 'Itheann tú'? When I put the mouse on the 'You eat', it says both.
I thought it would be silly for multiple people (you all/sibh) when discussing eating a single egg (inferred by "an ubh", meaning "the", as in, one specific egg). Just a random thought in my brainhead.