Prepositions with ‘na’

na cailíní
  • na is the Irish word for the, in the plural - for example na cailíní (the girls)
  • an is the Irish word for the, in the singular - for example an cailín (the girl)
an cailín

When we put na (the) after a preposition, we do nothing to the following word.

Do nothing to the folowing word:

ag na

as na

leis na

chuig na

sna

faoi na

fá na

ar na

do na

de na

roimh na

thar na

ó na

tríd na

For example, ag na deascanna.

What should be done to the words in brackets in the sentences below?

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Thug mé bia do na (cait).

Thug mé bia do na cait.

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Chuir mé im sna (plataí).

Chuir mé im sna plataí.

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Fuair sé míle punt ó na (fir).

Fuair sé míle punt ó na fir.

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Bhí na leabhair ar na (táblaí).

Bhí an leabhar ar na táblaí.

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Chuir sé na leabhair faoi na (boscaí).

Chuir sé an leabhar faoi na boscaí.

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