"She reads the difficult newspapers."
Translation:Léann sí na nuachtáin dheacra.
I'm not exactly sure why it's deacra or deacair... I keep writing dheacair/deacair... but no idea when to use deacra.
Is it AN when singular and NA when plural? I know I've asked this in a separate post, but I just can't seem to get the AN and the NA. :(
yes in the nominative and accusative cases
Edit: Na is sometimes singular in the genitive (with feminine words)
Try using muscle memory: write in longhand on a sheet of paper twenty times “singular: an”. Turn the sheet over and write twenty times “plural: na”. Turn it over again, and in a second column write twenty more times “singular: an”. Turn it over once more, and in a second column write twenty more times “plural: na”. See if that helps you to get it.
This also breaks the DeNTaLS rule and so I believe an either or attitude should be taken to answers.
That rule is not broken here; it doesn’t apply to the lenition of attributive adjectives qualifying a plural noun that ends with a slender consonant. (The only exception in this case is caoirigh, for which attributive adjectives aren’t lenited.)
So hard just to remember the word, now we have to remember its plural form...NOT that we were ever taught the plural form of it....sometimes there can be just too much information at once.
It can be a little unsettling when Duolingo throws a new skill at your during an exercise that's ostensibly teaching something else. But I like to look at it like something that would happen if you were learning the language by living among native speakers. New concepts, words, grammatical rules would just come at you — to be absorbed, hopefully, as they arise...