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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the plural sense.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (nationality)
a. Irish
Muchas personas no saben que los irlandeses tiene su propio idioma.Many people don't know that the Irish have their own language.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (language)
a. Irish
En Dublín, las señales están escritas tanto en irlandés como en inglés.In Dublin, the road signs are written in both Irish and English.
La primera novela del autor fue originalmente escrita en irlandés.The author's first novel was originally written in Irish.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (nationality)
a. Irishman (masculine)
Hay un irlandés en mi oficina que tiene un acento tan pronunciado que no lo entiendo cuando habla.There is an Irishman in my office with such a strong accent that I can't understand him when he speaks.
b. Irishwoman (feminine)
Cuando fui a Irlanda, vi a muchas irlandesas pelirrojas.When I visited Ireland, I saw many redheaded Irishwomen.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (of Irish origin)
a. Irish
La mamá de Marie es irlandesa.Marie's mom is Irish.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. Irish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (persona)
a. Irishman, Irishwoman
los irlandesesthe Irish
3. (lengua)
a. Irish
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irlandésesa irlandesa
café irlandés Irish coffee
luciendo un falso bigotillo que le deja la crema de un café irlandés
los irlandeses the Irish
(Lingüística) Irish
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