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"An bhfuil páipéar uaithi?"

Translation:Does she want a paper?

April 13, 2015



Should "Does she want paper?" be accepted as well? The two English sentences have subtly different meanings, of course, but the question is -- can this Irish sentence also mean both? Or would the Irish version of "Does she want paper" be different?


Duo accepted "does she want paper"


Melete234, there’s a pretty important difference between paper and a paper in this sentence.

The former is an uncountable amount...there’s no unit of measure associated with the word “paper” in your phrase. It could be referring to some amount of notebook paper, or even a truckload of rolls of paper (like that used in printing newspapers).

The latter example (the one in the Duo question) is a countable quantity. The phrase “a paper” implies that there’s a known unit of measure being asked about, such as a single page.

Good catch!


is the pronunciation correct for uaithí ?


There is no fada in "uaithi," if I'm not mistaken

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