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

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

February 26, 2015

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

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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamIre4

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL
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Just "it is", when responding to a question that uses the copula:
"Is that for me? It is" - An domsa é sin? Is ea
"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
"Is this seat free? It isn't" - An bhfuil an suíochán seo saor? Níl

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