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An bhfuil sé déanta as gloine? (Is it made of glass?)

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Níl sé déanta as gloine.

1) Níl sé beo (it isn't alive).
2) Níl sé níos mó ná bosca aráin (it isn't bigger than a breadbox).
3) Níl sé níos lú ná luch (It isn't smaller than a mouse).
4) Faightear sé sa teach (it is found in the house).
5) Tá sé sa chistin uaireanta (it is in the kitchen sometimes).
6) An bhfuil sé i seomra eile de ghnáth? Is deacair a rá... (Is it usually in another room? It's hard to say...)
7) Níl sé déanta as miotal.
8) Níl sé déanta as gloine.

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An bhfuil sé déanta as plaisteach? Is it made of plastic?

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Tá sé, which is good as you were running out of options!

1) Níl sé beo (it isn't alive).
2) Níl sé níos mó ná bosca aráin (it isn't bigger than a breadbox).
3) Níl sé níos lú ná luch (It isn't smaller than a mouse).
4) Faightear sé sa teach (it is found in the house).
5) Tá sé sa chistin uaireanta (it is in the kitchen sometimes).
6) An bhfuil sé i seomra eile de ghnáth? Is deacair a rá... (Is it usually in another room? It's hard to say...)
7) Níl sé déanta as miotal.
8) Níl sé déanta as gloine.
9) Tá sé déanta as plaisteach.

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An guthán é? (Is it a telephone?)

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Sín é! Maith thú! :)

That's it! Well done (lit: good you)

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Yay!

Mo sheal anois! (My turn now)

Ócé...tá ceann agam. Ar aghaidh libh! (OK...I've got one. Off ye go!)

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hehe, "ócé" - hadn't seen that one before!

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hehe, "ócé" - hadn't seen that one before!

An bhfuil sé beo?


It's one of those like "bhuel"...so commonly used all over the world that it's gotten itself an Irish spelling.

Maidir le do cheist: Tá. Tá sé beo. (Regarding your question: Yes. It is alive)

1) Tá sé beo

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An bhfuil ceithre cois aige?

(Guessing a bit on the spellings)

Does it have four legs?

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An bhfuil ceithre cois aige?

(Guessing a bit on the spellings)

Does it have four legs?


Níl.

1) Tá sé beo It is alive
2) Níl ceithre chos air It doesn't have four feet/legs

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An bhfuil sé ina farraige? Is it in the ocean?

How would I say "does it live in the ocean"?

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avanutria wrote:
An bhfuil sé ina farraige? Is it in the ocean?

How would I say "does it live in the ocean"?


An bhfuil sé ina chónaí san fharraige?

Níl

1) Tá sé beo: it is alive
2) Níl ceithre chos air: It doesn't have four feet/legs
3) Níl sé ina chónaí san fharraige: it doesn't live in the ocean

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An bhfuil sé planda?

Is it a plant?

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avanutria wrote:
An bhfuil sé planda?

Is it a plant?


You need to use the copula for this one, as you're asking what it is rather than what it is like:

An planda é?

Ní hea.


1) Tá sé beo: it is alive
2) Níl ceithre chos air: it doesn't have four feet/legs
3) Níl sé ina chónaí san fharraige: it doesn't live in the ocean
4) Ní planda é: it's not a plant

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