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" Uachtarán na hÉireann an-chairdiúil."

Translation:The President of Ireland is very friendly.

February 28, 2015

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

He seems like a decent wee cratur alright.


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

It's true! I chatted with him on a bus ride between Cork and Galway back in the late '90s. Michael D is a lovely chap.


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

Met him at a wake a few months ago. Can confirm he's a lovely little man, though something about him reminds me of the Monopoly man... :)


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

He's sound out.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aoife1011

I love Michael D. He is the perfect little man to represent our beautiful little country. He is our little leprechaun :)


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

But why "very" friendly--where's the very in this sentence?


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

The prefix an- means "very".

Tá sé an-tábhachtach - "it is very important"
Tá an-áthas orm - "I am very happy"
Tá an leabhar seo an-suimiúil - "This book is very interesting"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iad58g
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an-suimiúil


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

Why is cairdiuil lenited?


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

The "hyphenated intensive prefix" an- "Lenites initial consonants b, c, f, g, m, p".


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

We love Miggeldy Higgins (for those not in the know, Miggeldy is a corruption of Michael D).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeR926665

And he has nice dogs too

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