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  5. "An Punt Éireannach."

"An Punt Éireannach."

Translation:The Irish Pound.

November 3, 2014



I thought they had the Euro in Ireland?


The punt was replaced by the euro in 2002. I still remember it well and I'm not that old... yet.


That answered my question, too.

The first time I heard of the punt was when I watched “Derry Girls”. The family was traveling from Derry into the ROI, and the mom lost her “punt purse”.

I didn’t think enough about it to ask Google exactly what a punt was...it was clear enough that it was a monetary unit, so I let it go at that.


Yes, this question is out of date... by about 17 years or more.


Interesting that they're translating it as "pound" (I know that's what it means!) considering even in English most people would call it Punt from what I remember.

"Punt" = IR£. "Pound" = GBP£.

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The official term in English was "Irish Pound" - it was often referred to as "the punt" in much the same was other Irish terms are used in English in Ireland, but the various series of notes that had the denomination written out in words used "pound" in English" and "punt" in Irish.


Ahh, interesting! I just always remember it that "punt" was used when referring to our own pound whereas "pound" usually meant the "English" one!


This is Duolingo preparing us for the return of the Punt! Tiocfaidh ar la!


Great to see women on the notes.Forward thinking and now they are gone!


Eireannach is used as an adjective????


Éireannach is an adjective. Éireannach can also be a noun where you are referring to a person.

Is Éireannach mé can be translated as I am Irish, though grammatically it is more correct to use the noun phrase "I am an Irishman".


It is as much of an adjective as Principal is when you are talking about a school Principal - that is, a Principal Teacher.


Would the correct answer not be " an pHunt Éireannach"?


No. Punt is a masculine noun so not lenited after the definite article in the nominative.


The punt was replaced by euro many years ago!

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