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"Goodbye, friend."

Translation:Mar sin leat, a charaid.

April 4, 2020



Why use leat for friend and Andrew, but leibh for father? I would have thought leibh would be for Andrew and father.


If Andrew was a friend or a peer of similar age then the informal singular 'leat' would be used.


Leibh is "formal", similar to German Sie (vs thu/leat which is informal, like du). Use leibh for elders/superiors/strangers you want to be overly polite to, or in any case you're addessing more than one person. Use leat if you're being friendly to a single individual

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