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"Úsáideann an chíor sin gach lá."

Translation:She uses that comb every day.

December 31, 2014

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

why is the an required if it is that comb rather than the comb?


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

Because “that X” in Irish is an X sin — Irish doesn’t have independent demonstratives.


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

thank you so much


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

Was ready to ask the same question!


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

I can't hear the "c"h sound in this sentence (and the previous one) it sounds like the "h" sound.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL
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The ch in chíor is not like the "ch" in English. It is a softened "k" sound, made at the back of the mouth, whereas the English "ch" is made at the front of the mouth. It is more than just a "h" sound.

You can hear examples of a number of words that start with ch on teanglann.ie.

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