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"Ólann caife."

Translation:She drinks a coffee.

January 27, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PinkRose98

How would you say "They drink coffee"?


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

Ólann siad caife.


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

Is "She's drinking coffee" incorrect for this sentence? I haven't gotten too far in Irish yet and don't know if like other Euro languages, Ólann can be translated as she drinks, she's drinking or she does drink.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL
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No, it cannot. Irish like English, has separate forms for the simple present (ólann sí) and the present continuous (tá sí ag ól).


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

Thanks! Makes sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael263604

I got this one first try... wait why are people complaining about the word Ólann?

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