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"Ach siad."

Translation:But they are.

June 28, 2015

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

i feel like i am missing out on some awesome story


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

What story?????:-)


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

To me this sounds like a kid arguing with their parent. XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stacey773203

Absolutely! That's what I picture Teens in every language try that line on their parents, not realizing how stupid they sound and how illogical and unthinking. In fact, using that phrase may be a sign that a person is in a teenager mindset, lol.


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

Why wouldn't "Except they are" be acceptable here?


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

Reading Teanglann, this should not be impossible

http://www.teanglann.ie/en/eid/except

Personally I would have "ach" to be used together with "amháin" or "níl" for a clear interpretation of "except".

Probable answer to question is, that course developers have not exhausted all possible alternatives.


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

I confused myself by reading too far into the meaning and saying "They are but"

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