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"Mo chreach, chan eil seo math."

Translation:Dear me, this is not good.

April 21, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camargo.Marina

Isn't it wrong? It looks like that should be "my dear" and not "dear me"...thats make no sense


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SrGI2aed

mo chreach is a set phrase that means "my destruction". It's used in equivalent situations to "dear me", "goodness me", "my goodness" and the like in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidKnox19

How does "Mo chreach" compare to "Obh obh"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SrGI2aed

Mo chreach! is an expression of surprise, which may or may not imply a negative perspective on what has caused the surprise. Mo chreach-sa thàinig! is a stronger version.

Òbh òbh! expresses a negative perspective on something, and may or may not imply an element of surprise.


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

Thank you. This is the kind of in-depth understanding I crave!


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

Mo chreach could be translated in many ways, Duolinguo settled on this one... obh, obh!

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