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"Tháinig tromluí air aréir."

Translation:He had a nightmare last night.

June 16, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NollaigDoi

"A nightmare came on him last night". That should be marked correct because it's the literal translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StanStanDaMan

Important to know that across much of the US the more literal translation, "a nightmare came on him last night" is the accepted speech, at least among the older pre-television generation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larykin

Where does "he" come from? I wrote "A nightmare came last night."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

air is ar é. In Irish, you don't 'have' a nightmare; nightmares come on you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larykin

I knew that. Go raibh maith agat!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/W3R3W00F

Putting it that way, that's kinda creepy.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimd_92

It's a very poetic language. Sometimes for the worse haha

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