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"Níl sé príobháideach, tá sé pearsanta."

Translation:It is not private, it is personal.

3 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DeirdreOMur

'Personal and confidential' letters are only opened by the addressee, 'Private and confidential' letters can be opened by any staff member.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnClayborn
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Personal things, by definition tend to be private...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TArdy44
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What could the course setters have in mind? (if anything?) In my world what is personal, is private!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hallumir
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It's really niche, but this reminds me of an argument socialists often make referring to the distinction between private and personal property.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TArdy44
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In my world what is private, is personal, and vice versa.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KellyManni3

How would you know to use 'it' and not 'he'? I put 'it' only because it made sense, but would that be the only reason? Context?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hallumir
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Yes, you can only tell by context. If it's not describing a human, it's "it".

4 months ago