"We don't eat in the bed."
Translation:Ní ithimid sa leaba.
Níl is only the negative of tá. It's actually a contraction of Ní fhuil. The general negative particle is ní and that's what goes before other verbs. Another example Ní ólaim tae - I don't drink tea.
Oh thank you, I think I just finally understand this. So Níl is used if we are saying "I am not" "We are not" "He is not" etc. but Ni is used for other verbs - We don't eat, I don't drink, He doesn't go, etc. etc.....wow, I have been struggling with that for a long time and now it seems so simple.
I would like to know as well. It has been answered for me several times and I still have no idea why.