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Post October 28 2006, 16:08 PM
Benjamin
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How do I say; The grass is green thanks. :oops:

 
Post October 28 2006, 16:11 PM
Brian
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Tá an féar glas
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.

Post October 28 2006, 16:14 PM
Benjamin
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Thanks, I need that for an example.

If I am describing something, if I wanted to say the house is green I would say; Tá an teach glas?

Post October 28 2006, 16:15 PM
Brian
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:ja:



That is fine.



Uaine is also green.


There are differing opinions as to when glas/uaine should be used.

But I think glas is fine in most instances.
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.

Post October 28 2006, 16:22 PM
Asarlaí
 
Glas was traditionally used only for organic substances, grass and trees etc...
Uaine for man made stuff, green plastics etcc..

Saying that, I'm seeing the tendency to use Glas for all things green..

Post October 28 2006, 16:28 PM
Benjamin
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Thanks, all day I've been studying basic grammar and I've memorised all of it and now this one, thanks alot Pól agus Asarlaí. :lach:

Also, how do I say; It is ____ for example: It is good.

Post October 28 2006, 16:35 PM
Brian
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Mar shampla is for example - but I'm not clear what you want.


Can you complete a full phrase.
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.

Post October 28 2006, 16:40 PM
Benjamin
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It is GREEN

I want to know how to say; It is ______

Post October 28 2006, 17:11 PM
Brian
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Tá sé glas
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.

Post October 28 2006, 17:52 PM
Redwolf
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Benjamin wrote:It is GREEN

I want to know how to say; It is ______


If you're going to describe something with just an adjective ("it is green," "it is good," etc.), you use "tá sé/sí"

So "Tá sé go maith" is "it is good"

But if you're going to say WHAT that thing is (basically, if you're going to describe it using a noun), you have to use the copula:

Is madra é: It is a dog

Likewise, you need the copula if you're using a noun modified by an adjective, so:

Is madra dubh é: It's a black dog

BUT...

Tá sé dubh: It is black

Redwolf


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