I'm all confused. Every time I get a sentence it has the same words but never seems to translate the same. I put "Where is my dog?" Because all it said An bhfuil translates into was "are". I can't start a question with "are"....I think I will look in some books I have for a better explanation. I don't remember questions being this hard in Irish.
"Are you sitting here?" - An bhfuil tú i do shuí anseo?
"Is he sitting there?" - An bhfuil sé ina shuí ansin?
"Am I sitting here?" - An bhfuil mé i mo shuí anseo?
A sentence starting with "are" or "is" or "am" in English is a question. A sentence starting with an bhfuil in Irish is a question.
In this case, the English sentence uses the verb "have", which requires the use of the verb bí in Irish, so a question like "do you have", requires the use of an bhfuil, even though the English question isn't an "am/are/is?" question.
Tá madra agam - "I have a dog"
*An bhfuil madra agam?" - "Do I have a dog?"
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