"There is a year between you."

Translation:Tá bliain eadraibh.

3 years ago

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I put in "Ta bliain idir thú." and I got marked wrong. That's the singular form of saying it, right?

2 years ago

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It's using the plural you, so you'd have to use the form of idir that's inflected for that pronoun. (Idir + sibh = eadraibh)

2 years ago

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"between you" implies more than one person, thus the plural "you". ( there can't be a year between you and yourself)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaireMacEoin

Ta bliain eadraibh sibh. I also got this marked wrong???

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John365571

That means there is a year between you you ( sibh is not needed)

1 year ago

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Is idir me idir tu idir se etc correct

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John365571

No idir takes the objective case (as in English) ie between him; not between he

1 year ago

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Why "tá" rather than "is"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

You don't need the copula (is) here, because the verb is not linking two nouns - there is only one noun (bliain) in this sentence.

10 months ago

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"Tá bliain amhain eadraibh" also maked as incorrect. I wonder can anyone say why, please & thanks

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

Tá bliain eadraibh - "There is a year between you"
Tá bliain amháin eadraibh - "There is one year between you".

A slight difference of emphasis.

9 months ago
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