"D'fhill sí le carr agus buachaill nua."

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The "agus buachaill nua" gets translated as "and a new boyfriend", but could this phrase be understood as "with a new boy", as in a baby boy? Would a native speaker always understand this as "she came back with a lover", or could it mean she came back with the result of one instead?

April 13, 2016

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Buachaill wouldn’t be used to refer to a baby. It could refer to an older child, which in the context of this sentence might refer to one who was recently adopted.

April 13, 2016
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