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"Mo dhaltaí."

Translation:My students.

December 21, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mitia0

Can someone tell me what's the difference between macléinn and daltaí ? :) go raibh maith agat


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

You can think of them as "student" and "pupil". As in English, "pupil"/dalta tends to be used at the younger end of the scale, "student"/mac léinn at the older end of the scale, and where you draw the line between them is a matter for debate, and has probably changed over time.


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

Generally a "dalta" refers to a school student, but a "mac léinn" is a college/university (3rd level) student.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mitia0

A thousand thanks :)


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

It strikes me that the use of student in these items should be changed to pupil if they're testing dalta rather than macléinn, to fit common usage


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

"secondary school students" - daltaí meánscoile

That's common usage, according to focloir.ie


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

What is that "dh" sound? Is it some kind of throat gutteral?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eamon954322

I answered "mo ghaltai" and got a "correct" feed-back, Are both Mo ghaltai and mo dhaltai correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eamon954322

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