"Hello and goodbye."
Translation:Dia duit agus slán.
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Is "dhuit" an acceptable dialectical variation of "duit" in this context?
Yes, dhuit is acceptable. Several dialects lenite (put a séimhiú on) duit (or any form of the preposition do) after a vowel.
It's an odd one because Duit is almost always pronounced with a séimhiú ach I think the caighdéan only recognises Duit, but certain places do spell it dhuit
My rusty school Irish always had this as "Dia dhuit", and apparently that is how it's spelt in Munster and Connacht, but not in Ulster and standard Irish follows the Ulster dialect, in this case at least. I doubt anybody minds one way or the other.
if the plural dia daoibh is being used then shouldn't the plural version "slán agaibh" be accepted? : dia daoibh agus slán agaibh
You can say 'Slán leat' if it's singular or Slán libh' if it's plural. You don't use 'ag' for this.
Nobody reading your comment has any idea what your answer was.
The default answer displayed at the top of this page is Dia duit agus slán.
"slán go fóill" is more like "goodbye for now", rather than just a simple "goodbye"
What's the difference between "dia duit" and "dia daoibh"? Do I need to know both of them?
'Duit' is for singular, 'daoibh' is for plural. Irish always distinguishes between the singular and plural of 'you'. So you definitely have to know them both, yes.
You would say that as a response when someone greets you. It basically translates to "nice to meet you too", so beginning a conversation with it would be weird
Duit didn't come up for me as one of the words to select. This is also not one of the options available in the reporting menu.
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Hold up... there are two ways to say hello Dia daoibh Dia duit Are there appropriate times to use them or can you use either of them as options??
Dia duit is when you are speaking to one person.
Dia daoibh is when you are speaking to multiple people