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"Am bu toil leat cofaidh le bainne? Bu toil."

Translation:Would you like coffee with milk? Yes.

February 9, 2020

8 Comments


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

Bu toil - why wouldn't this translate as "I would"


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

In this context it would (well, there’s no I in bu toil, but that’s basically the idea, you repeat the verb of the question, literally: Would it be your will…? Would).

In my opinion I would should be accepted – as that’s the closest direct English equivalent of such answer, but yes is more natural translation and these sentences teach you how to answer yes/no in Gaelic.

I don’t see any reason not to accept more literal I would, I wouldn’t, etc. though – but maybe the contributors have their reasons.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JouBA51

yes, please is not accepted, although this is the only correct English answer. Yes is far too impolite.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Agatha631151

"Bu toil, tapadh leat" seems polite. I doubt if it will be accepted either.


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

Does Gaelic have a word for "please"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lynne115582

I always thought please was mase ur toil e but I'm likely wrong.


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

How would you answer no to this?

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