"The girl saves the dog every day."

Translation:Sábhálann an cailín an madra gach lá.

3 years ago


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"Colleen! Lassie's fallen down the old well again!"

2 years ago


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

3 years ago


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

3 years ago


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’.

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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


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
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