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" bhfuil sí?"

Translation:Where is she?

December 31, 2014

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

I answered "Where is it?" and got it wrong : ( I thought sí = she or it?


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

cá = where. sí= she/her ? Can someone explain why bhfuil is needed here? Thank you!


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

is just a question word - you still need the verb. Without bhfuil, it'd be like saying "Where she?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cinzia47

So why do we need the áit in the phrase/clause "cén áit" and what is the difference between " cad" and "céard", please? I find Irish grammar difficult to follow but refuse to give up on learning it. I find your comments very helpful.


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

cén áit is by itself - is a contraction of cén áit a. So when you have 'where' without a verb, you can't use .

And There is no difference between cad and céard. céard is used in Connacht Irish, and nowhere else. If you wish to speak Munster of Donegal Irish, use cad

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