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Chríochnaigh mé mo chrann na Gaeilge!

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I ndeireadh na dála, chríochnaigh mé mo chrann na Gaeilge. Níl féidir liom labhair an Ghaeilge, ach tá níos agam go bhí agam roimhe.

Tá an teanga sin an-chrua. Níl féidir liom cuimhneamh focail go éadrom agus tá an gramadach iasacht.

Áfach, is maith liom an teanga agus déan staidéar ag an Ghaeilge níos mó.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Comhghairdeachas leat, a chara! Ar mhaith leat ceartúcháin?

I ndeireadh na dála, chríochnaigh mé mo chrann Gaeilge.

Not sure about this one, but I think 'Irish' here is used more as an adjective, so you wouldn't need na Gaeilge. But, I'm not 100% sure since Gaeilge is a weird word when it comes to the article in the genitive.

Ní féidir liom an Ghaeilge a labhairt, ach tá níos mó agam ná a bhí roimhe.

an Ghaeilge a labhairt is how to say '(to) speak Irish'. And you need Ná a there. Roimhe works assuming you mean 'before it (finishing the tree)"

Tá an teanga sin an-deacair

I learned that crua can't be used for 'hard' in that case; it's a physical attribute, so use deacair. It do want to say good job on knowing to lenite crua however.

Ní féidir liom cuimhneamh ar fhocail go héasca agus [tá an gramadach iasacht].

cuimhneamh ar and go héasca for 'easily'. I'm not sure what you mean by Tá a gramadach iasacht

Áfach, is maith liom an teanga agus déanfaidh mé tuilleadh/níos mó staidéiar ar an nGaeilge.

You'd put the 'more' before 'study'. I prefer tuilleadh there, but níos mó would work as well. déanfaidh mé (or déanfad) would be needed for future tense.

2 years ago

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Ní féidir liom an Ghaeilge a labhairt, ach tá níos agam ná a bhí agam roimhe.

Can you really use níos on its own, without an adjective? I would expect níos mó here.

Related question: Is it possible to express "more" with something like "tuilleadh" or "breis" instead in this context? Especially with the relative clause that is needed?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Níos mó can be used in those contexts, yes. Take, for example, Tá níos mó ólta agamsa ná a bhí aigesa from Potafocal.

That said, I do believe tuilleadh and breis are synonymous in there as well and would work.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/patbo
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I was asking because you used níos without .

What would the syntax for breis and tuilleadh be? I don't think you can use there, but you need a genitive or something. NEID has a few examples where sin is used before the relative clause, but they use a preposition, not the genitive. Would something like tá tuilleadh agam sin a bhí agam roimhe work? It feels wrong somehow, but I don't really know.

2 years ago

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I was asking because you used níos without mó.

Yeah. I realized that when you quoted it. It's fixed now.

I still think it would be good with tá tuilleadh agam ná a bhí would work (with or without the second agam; I'd lean towards without on second thought). The here is more like the "than", so I think it would work. I did ask a native speaking friend of mine, so we'll see what he says.

2 years ago

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Is maith liom iad. Tá mo Ghaeige dona.

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Ba mhaith liom iad. Tá mo chuid Gaeilge go dona.

I asked ar mhaith so you need to reply with ba mhaith. Also Gaeilge is a noun that requires chuid and dona is one that requires go

ALso, I've edited the first post for ya.

2 years ago

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Go raibh maith agat.

Goodness, you know you are in a sorry state when you cannot even say that you speak Irish badly correctly.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Hey. You made an effort and were open to corrections. Those are two things you need to do/be if you ever want to progress!

2 years ago

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    I feel your pain, as I'm in the same boat, myself, but at least you had the courage to try!

    2 years ago

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    Yes, mo chrann Gaeilge would be used for “my Irish (language) tree”, since in this case it’s a genitive noun being used as an adjective.

    Tá an gramadach iasacht means “the grammar is strange/unfamiliar”.

    2 years ago

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    Tá an gramadach iasacht means “the grammar is strange/unfamiliar”.

    Thank you! I missed that definition in FGB. Do you think that's the best way to say it though? I'd be more inclined to use aisteach,difriúil or deoranta

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    I probably would have used deoranta, but that use of iasacht is in Dinneen, so I can’t say that iasacht would be less suitable.

    2 years ago

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    I'm just going to highlight one correction that galaxyrocker made, but didn't comment on, because it's a common mistake, and one that you will want to remember.

    You said Níl féidir liom, but remember that Níl comes from ní fhuil, and is only used as the negative form of . The negative form of Is (as in Is féidir liom) is always , never nil.

    Oh, and Congratulations!

    2 years ago

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    Comhghairdeas leat!

    Rinne mé cuardach Google, ach ní bhfuair mé Out of the Silent Planet as Gaeilge. :D
    Fuair ​​mé ach an leabhar, An Leon, an Bandraoi agus an Prios Éadaigh.
    (and thought that might not be interesting to you)

    So... here instead is Béic Amach - "Shake it off" le Taylor Swift as Gaeilge.
    Nothing to do with travel in space or time, but these folks did a great job and the words and translation make it possible to follow along. You can learn a lot from the Irish lyrics.

    Imgur

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    Comhghairdeas!

    Anois, bí labhairt le gaeilgóirí eile agus bí ag foghlaim i bhfád níos mó.

    2 years ago
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