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"The girl saves the dog every day."

Translation:Sábhálann an cailín an madra gach lá.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/demazema

why aren't "madra" and "cailín" lenitied?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IuileanMGabhann

Words that are grammatically masculine don’t lenite after the denite article in this case, only feminine ones do. ‘Cailín’, despite its meaning, is grammatically masculine (weird, I know right), as is ‘madra’.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alibax
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Is there a place this is listed on Duolingo? Or should we do our own research on masculine/feminine? I've not seen it, but I'm often on mobile.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

DuoLingo only makes some passing references to masculine and feminine nouns and give absolutely no guidance on the issue.

There's some very useful information in this thread that has helped me a great deal in assigning the correct gender to nouns.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjkuecker1965

I keep mixing up my na and my an. I must really be out of practice with my Irish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffFoster14
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"Colleen! Lassie's fallen down the old well again!"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alison312821

Why isn't chuile la ok ?

3 months ago