"Tuilleann siad airgead agus ceannaíonn siad cáis."

Translation:They earn money and they buy cheese.

December 31, 2014

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

Níl aon craicear againn, a Ghromit! Tá na craiceir imithe as ár gcuimhne!

December 31, 2014

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

Is it possible in Irish to omit the second 'siad' as one would in English?

January 13, 2015

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

Not in proper Irish, no.

January 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryLea11

Thank you! Stopped me in bad habits before they got time to stick.

May 26, 2015

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

Go raibh maith agat, a Scilling.

January 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Codester3

It’s comforting to know that when I have a question about a question in Duo, I can come to the forum and find that someone has asked the EXACT thing I was going to ask.

“They earn money and buy cheese” is how we would most likely phrase that in American English. I would have assumed that the VSO order would prohibit that in Irish, but I don’t like making assumptions!

October 7, 2019

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

That's what I do with my money.

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bernadette1644

Why would purchase cheese be rejected ? The dictionary gives ceannach and ceannaigh

June 1, 2017

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

Because the course creators didn’t include a translation that uses “purchase” in their list of accepted translations.

March 27, 2019
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