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