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" an Ghaeilge á labhairt acu."

Translation:Irish is being spoken by them.

October 23, 2014

4 Comments


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

'They are speaking Irish' would be 'Tá siad ag labhairt na Gaeilge'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KathyGardi1

True, but it's the English translation that's unnatural - not the Irish. It would really odd to use the passive like that in English.


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

I is normal for native Irish speakers to normally speak in the passive form (such as this sentence)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/becky3086

I don't understand how this turns into "being spoken" when on the other sentences we have had it would have been "to speak"

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