"Does the boy have a dog or a cat?"

Translation:An bhfuil madra nó cat ag an mbuachaill?

3 years ago

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So, I just looked this up in all of my (growing) personal Irish Library resources ... and some online resources (wiktionary) and found that if I translate this to the best of my ability ... in a very literal sense ... it means:
Exists dog or cat (possession, at) the boy?

3 years ago

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Look at another sentence for comparison:

Tá madra nó cat ag an mbuachaill The boy has a dog or a cat

To turn this into a question ("Is it the case that the boy has a dog or a cat?"), we take away the and replace it with An bhfuil.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piongain

oh wow, thanks, that helps!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelRias1
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Why not a bhfuil?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Phil440483

My answer was "Cád atá madra nó cat ag an mbuachaill?" Why is that wrong?

3 weeks ago
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