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"An bhfuil sé oscailte?"

Translation:Is it open?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/FeargalMcGovern

could this also "is he open?" ("open" in the sense of a character trait)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/niamhwitch
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I'm probably making an obvious mistake, but why is "does it open" incorrect?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeaininMC

"Does it open?" would be An osclaíonn sé?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/niamhwitch
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Go raibh maith agat.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

oscailte is what is known as the "verbal adjective". So, basically, it's an adjective describing something as "open".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Moilleadoir

“An bhfuil sé ar oscailt” is better. This means “Is it opened” really - i.e. someone has opened it.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LenaCapaillUisce

This is probably a dumb question but I'm still lost on when to use sé and when to use é (also sí, í)

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

is the subject of a verb. É is the subject of the copula, the direct object of a verb, and any other circumstance that calls for a 3rd person singular masculine pronoun.

3 weeks ago