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

welcome or you're welcome.

Is 'cead mile failte' a response to someone saying thank you or is it welcoming someone (to a place)?

July 8, 2019

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

That's only when you welcome someone to a place. To say you're welcome you'd use tá fáilte romhat (which can also be used to welcome someone to a place) or go ndéanaí a mhaith duit. The latter is considered to be less influenced by English, though the former is used by native speakers in Connemara.

You could also use a phrase like ná habair é, 'Don't mention it'.

July 8, 2019

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

Níl a bhuíochas ort is another nice one as a response to go raibh maith agat.

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CyberPunkin3473

they are starting to teach their native language in schools again over in Scotland and Ireland because they feel they should stay in touch with their ancestry

July 8, 2019

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

Go raibh maith agat! This helps a lot. A lingot for you, friend.

July 10, 2019

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

@galaxyrocker I see that you're also learning Dutch. I'm Dutch myself, so if you have any questions I'd be glad to help.

July 10, 2019
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