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"The spider is dead."

Translation:Tá an damhán alla marbh.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JuanaViviane
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Can someone explain the difference betweeen "Tá" and "is"? I don't really understand when to use which. Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moloughl
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If you were to use is it would be Is damhán alla marbh é which means It is a dead spider. It identifies a spider as being a dead one.

Tá an damhán alla marbh is describing the current state of the spider.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swampsparrow
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I'm shaky on it, too, but I think you would use "is" if you were to say "it is a dead spider". In this case you're saying something about the spider, not what it is. At least, this is my current trick for trying to know when to use which.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuanaViviane
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Thank you :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Malaco.
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Rip ;-;

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjkuecker1965

go raibh maith agat

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ballygawley
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Just wondering in response to the above comment: In a case like this, you would probably say in english "Thank God", if you feel a great relieve of something. Would that be "Go raibh maith Dia"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjkuecker1965

Thank God is Buíochas le Dia.

3 years ago