"D'fhág mo pháiste ag an bpáirc."

Translation:He left my child at the park.

April 7, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/niamhwitch
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Uh oh. Tá sé i dtrioblóid.

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
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Typical Pól, right?

April 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MeredithNa
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And he expects us to trust him to run the country...

October 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EricaDakin
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Why is 'in the park' not right?

May 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Because "in the park" is sa pháirc.

May 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KateGorvel

I am unsure if there is a difference between paiste and clann. Can someone enlighten me please?

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Clann is more "offspring" than "child". It can apply to multiple children of the same family, as well as extended family. Páiste just "child".

November 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverCasserley

"at the field" - disallowed. Isn't "pairc" a park or a field?

June 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL
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A páirc is usually only a field if it looks like a park - a field of grass can be called a páirc, but a field of potatoes or other crops is a gort, rather than a páirc.

See this discussion for references.

Note that there is a similar overlap between "park" and "field" in English when it comes to sports - we refer to Croke Park, for example, and many stadiums in England are called "Park" - St James' Park, Villa Park, Goodison Park, for example, but we refer to "the action on the field" ("pitch" is also used), and we say "a football field", not "a football park".

All in all, "park" is the most obvious correct translation for this exercise, even though "field" isn't entirely wrong, and you shouldn't assume a 100% equivalence between páirc and "field".

June 14, 2018
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