" Uachtarán na hÉireann an-chairdiúil."

Translation:The President of Ireland is very friendly.

February 28, 2015

12 Comments


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

He seems like a decent wee cratur alright.

February 28, 2015

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.

October 19, 2015

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... :)

October 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/talideon
October 19, 2015

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

He's sound out.

July 20, 2019

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 :)

September 11, 2016

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

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

August 25, 2016

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"

August 25, 2016

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

February 13, 2017

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

Why is cairdiuil lenited?

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL
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The "hyphenated intensive prefix" an- "Lenites initial consonants b, c, f, g, m, p".

December 1, 2018

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

Gotcha! Thanks.

December 1, 2018
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