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"An fia rua."

Translation:The red deer.

July 11, 2015

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

The difference between rua and dearg? I'm on mobile so I'm not sure if this is covered in the course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cathal42

Dearg is red, rua is a colour English doesn't really have a word for somewhere in between red and brown. It's a rusty colour, like red-headed people's hair and foxes. In Irish a fox is called 'madra rua', literally a rust-coloured dog


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

Every Irish Setter I ever knew in Ireland was called Rua.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cathal42

I don't think so, it's browner than that. You'd be closer with auburn


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConorClark1

Dearg is for the colour red. Rua refers to a reddish colour in hair/ fur.

It's a bit like how you say 'blonde/blond' hair in English rather than just 'yellow' hair. Similar idea.


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

rua covers hair and fur like things. dearg doesn't.


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

The Doherty coat of arms. :)


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

Are there a lot of deer in Ireland? I don't remember seeing one.


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

You probably didn't see many mice, rabbits, squirrels, badgers otters or hares either - wild animals are shy.

There are 3 main Deer species living in the wild in Ireland, with a total population of between 30,000 and 50,000. Just last week the National Park and Wildlife Service culled 25 deer in Dublin's Phoenix Park, from a herd of about 450.


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

Interesting info. Thanks!

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