"The President of Ireland."

Translation:Uachtarán na hÉireann.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/padraigcoyne

Cén fáth nach bfhuil 'An' roimhe 'Úachtarán ...'?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Genitives only require one definite article per noun phrase, and it often goes between the two words. The na there expresses the "the" part.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dquedenfeld16

I can't answer your question but I was excited to be able to fully understand it! :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aisling288239

My Irish teacher says this: Uachtar = cream ( cream on top of milk when left to settle) Uachtarán = cream on top ( cream of the crop) head of the country

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deserttitan

Is Éireann the people of Ireland and Éirinn the island of Ireland? (I understand Éire is the archaic name for Ireland.) I wrote Éirinn.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smrch
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Éirinn is the dative of Éire. Éireann is the genitive. In many places Éirinn has replaced Éire as the nominative.
Éireannach, pl. Éireannaigh (or sometimes Gael, pl. Gaeil) = Irish person/people.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianacook

thank you..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bastianacook

is Uaachtaran na hEireann what you would use in English or should you translate it?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smrch
smrch
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It's sometimes used but 'President of Ireland'/'the President' is more common in English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deserttitan

This really translates as "President of the Irish" or "Irish President", right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smrch
smrch
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No. "President of Ireland"/"Ireland's President".
"President of the Irish" would be Uachtarán na nÉireannach.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackaboy02

Would the h be gone if it eas a female president???

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ataltane
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No.

6 months ago
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