"The big door is closed."
Translation:Dúntar an doras mór.
Those would be better English translations for the Irish translation above. I’d see Tá an doras mór dúnta as a better translation for the English sentence above.
I had the words slightly out of order myself. I wish my uncle was still around. He'd have me doing drills like this in Irish for four hours a night. :)
Or, more colloquially, "The big door
gets closed.": the so-called "get passive".
I used "Tá an doras mór dúnta" and it was accepted. Had a hunch they wanted the autonomous verb rather than the verbal adjective.
Perhaps (still literal but more accurate) „The big door is being closed” be better as the English translation?
That would be Tá an doras mór á dhúnadh. A better english translation would be "They are closing the big door", with "they" being a generic pronoun.
Yes, you are absolutely right. When I wrote the comment above I was still trying to wrap my head around the construction and tried somehow to avoid ambiguity in English (this sentence vs tá an doras mór dúnta). :)
I would suggest one closes the big door if I wrote the comment today.