"You have a mouse, is that so? No."

Translation:Tá luch agat, an ea? Ní hea.

3 years ago

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Would the answer to just Tá luch agat? be níl?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

However, you're not answering Tá luch agat?. You're answering the question an ea?, so you use the copula.

However, I think it'd be better phrased as Tá luch agat, nach bhfuil? - You have a mouse, don't you?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WilliamIre4

So is "Is ea" the like saying "it is so?"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

Just "it is", when responding to a question that uses the copula.

"Is that for me? It is" - "An domsa é sin? Is ea", or "Is that a mouse? It isn't" - "An luch é sin? Ní hea".

But if you are not using the copula to form the question, then you don't use "is ea": "is it still raining? It is" - "An bhfuil sé ag cur báistí fós? - Tá sé" or "Is this seat free? It isn't" - "An bhfuil an suíochán seo saor? Níl sé"

1 year ago
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