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  5. "Tá siad ar an gcoiste."

" siad ar an gcoiste."

Translation:They are on the committee.

May 25, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grf1426

It should read "THEY are on the committee"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

It’s fixed as of 2015-07-31.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vic3685

I heard "sibh", although not too clear either. Is there a real difference in pronunciation or would you get this from context?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL
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The "ia" in "siad" is a diphthong - you can hear both vowels. It's clear enough in this recording, but that may be a matter of practice. You can clearly hear the difference in standalone exercises, like these:

"Tá siad" - https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12326940
"Tá sibh" - https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4294331


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S._Harriet

I can't hear the difference here, either. I think with some folks listening comprehension is just a problem they'll always stumble over. It's good to work on it as best as you can, but sometimes there are limits, you know?

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