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"Itheann na béir rís."

Translation:The bears eat rice.

November 6, 2014

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sentinel007

Looks like Yogi and BooBoo are starting to eat healthier.


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

I did not know bears ate rice!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Regan271412

I thought bears eat meat

Itheann na beir mhairteoil


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkK140481

Why learn the words bears and elephants when neither are native to Ireland?


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

Why learn the words "bear" and "elephant" in English, when neither are native to Ireland?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkK140481

If I was going to be in a country were English was spoken,I would learn the words Subway, train station, Airport, everyday words. All good lol


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

If your only interest in Irish is for it's utility as a tourist, you're wasting your time. Irish speakers in Ireland make exactly the same use of words like "bear" or "elephant" as English speakers in Ireland, do. They see bears and elephants on TV, in books, in Youtube videos, on birthday cards, in zoos (they used to see them in circuses, but not anymore), they tell jokes about bears and elephants, and they tell bedtime stories to their kids that sometimes include bears and/or elephants.

The same is true for subways, for that matter (except the bedtime stories, probably). Though I see that you capitalized that word, so maybe you're referring to the chain of sandwich shops, in which case the name probably isn't translated into Irish at all.


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

Plenty of bears and elephants exist in Ireland. In zoos, in the circus, in fairytales and cartoons, and as cake decorations. And what if you need to talk about life in 22,000 BC,when there were native bears? Be open.


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

Itheann siad é fad is go gcócarálann duine éile é dóibh...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConnerWils11

Can they eat rice... I mean they are animals and cats can't have 'em so...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul387206

Either the Irish government is doing a top secret program involving genetically modified bears or the vegans have been very successful lately.


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    Most bears are omnivores - they'll happily eat fruits and vegetables when they're available. Polar bears live in an environment that makes them primarily carnivorous, but they're the exception (and they'll probably eat rice too, if they find it in a rubbish dump near a town or village).

    Is uiliteoir é an béar - bíonn siad sásta torthaí agus glasraí a ithe, agus iad ar fáil. Is feoiliteoir é an béar bán, ach is féidir leo ríse a ithe, más féidir leo é a fháil!

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