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"The American is in America."

Translation:Tá an Meiriceánach i Meiriceá.

July 11, 2015



Why do the Gaelic words for France and Germany take a form of "the" before it, thus letting me use "sa", but America doesn't?


Most countries are definite, but five big ones aren't: America, Ireland, Scotland, England and Canada


A little background can be found in this discussion. Note that Ireland and Scotland generally require a “the” in the genitive — exceptions for this genitive article are mainly governmental uses like Dáil Éireann.


He’s only here until he gets to go back to Ireland!

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