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"We are heating the vegetables."

Translation:Tá muid ag téamh na nglasraí.

February 20, 2015



I understand why the genitive plural is used here, with the words forming a complete structure by themselves, what I don't get is the example in the grammar rules where "I am looking for work in London = Táim ag lorg oibre i Londain" is an example for this, yet "I am looking for work in the Government = Táim ag lorg obair sa Rialtas" is an example where the second noun is not in the genitive case because the clause is incomplete without the following prepositional phrase. I realise this is probably not the best place to ask my question but I haven't encountered an example for that yet. Can someone please explain?


You might find dubhais’ comments in this discussion helpful.


Why is glasraí eclipsed?

EDIT: Figured it out; I think this is the first time I've knowingly seen a genitive plural with Def Art.


Glad you figured it out! I'm going to elaborate for others who might see this: it's eclipsed because it's the genitive plural preceded by the definite article.


Why Tá muid and not Táimid at the beginning of this sentence? does it not mean the same thing??


It does mean the same thing. If it's not accepting it for you then report it as an error.

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