May 1, 2016: Unfortunately, the spoken part does not match the text. This is with the new voice. :-(
Amsterdam has a substantial population, but they all seem to answer the next question but one.
"Cad é daonra na hEireann" was translated as "what is the population of Ireland" and "an bhfuil an daonra agat" was translated as "do you have the population"? One has "daonra" and the other "an daonra". Are both correct?
For the first one, you're using the genitive. It's literally something like "Ireland's population." When you have the genitive structure like that, the definite article comes in the middle. So the definite article is there, in the na between the two words.
I am horrid at the breakdown of sentences and grammar terms. These explanations help a lot, especially with examples. Go raibh maith agat.
I would say that both are possible depending on the context. Compare "the population of Ireland" (the X of Y) to "the population of the country" (the X of the Y). In principle you could even have several "of the" links eg "the opinion of the majority of the population of the country" but, as I understand it, you would only ever have one article in the Irish.
I appreciate this course very much and I would enjoy it even more, if the audio would match with the text. So nobody would have to waste other people's time anymore. ;) Thanks to the moderator(s) who read the reports
There are about 4,000 recordings on this course, for about 17,000 exercises. There are, to the best of my knowledge, exactly 6 exercises where the wrong audio was attached to a particular exercise.
Do you really think that it hasn't been fixed because not enough people have reported it?