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  5. "The dog."

"The dog."

Translation:An madra.

October 25, 2014


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Why does it say "an madadh" in the "choose the right word combination" exercise? What's the difference with an madra?

July 5, 2015


Madra and madadh are two different words for “dog”.

August 14, 2015


I know your comment was two years ago but different parts of Ireland have different variations of Irish. (especially Ghaeltacht areas) For example, my Irish teacher spells "madra" as "mada" and she is from a ghaeltacht area in Galway.

April 27, 2018


Shouldn't this one be written (or at least accepted) as 'an mhadra'? If I am not mistaken, madra is a feminine noun - and as such should be written with 'h' after the definite article...

October 25, 2014


Madra is masculine.

October 25, 2014


I know this is a super old comment, but what if one is talking to/about a female dog, such as the family pet? Is the noun still treated as masculine or does it become feminine? "An madra maith" or "An madra mhaith", or something else altogether?

May 21, 2017


It doesn't matter. It'll always be masculine. Grammatical gender has nothing to do with biological sex/gender, it's just a way of classifying nouns into various groups.

May 22, 2017


Good to know, go raibh maith agat!

May 22, 2017


Madra is masculine

March 28, 2017
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