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" leis an turtar?"

Translation:Whose is the turtle?

February 20, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IJR3

can "are you the turtle" work?


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

No — that would be An tú an turtar?


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

Or, perhaps better, An tusa an turtar?


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

Tusa is likely to be more frequently used, but it would depend on whether the intended meaning was “Are you the turtle ?” (, e.g. as opposed to the tortoise) or “Are you the turtle?” (tusa, e.g. as opposed to the reptile over there).


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

An tusa an turtar? = Are you the turtle? (as opposed to him being the turtle)

An é an turtur thú? = Are you the turtle? (as opposed to the tortoise)

If we were looking for a white horse and wondered if the horse on the horizon was it:

An é sin an capall bán?

However if we saw the horse on the horizon and wondered what it was, asking is it perhaps the white horse:

An é an capall bán é sin?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IJR3

ya, I realized that after I posted the comment


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

What's wrong with "Whose turtle?"

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