"Níl ionam ach fear."

Translation:I am only a man.

August 28, 2014



I now know how to begin long-winded monologues in Irish.

September 13, 2015


So "there's nothing in me but a man" doesn't work? :)

December 28, 2014


And how he got in there, I don't know :)

January 20, 2015


"The Man Inside Me," by Tobias Funke

May 10, 2016


"I am nothing but a man" marked wrong...

August 28, 2014


Yes, I reported one or two of these already. I'm not sure how common such an expression is outisde of Hiberno-English, but I think that it should be accepted. If you report it they will add it in time.

Come to think of it, I translated it as "I am naught but a man". Even more Hiberno! But that's how I would say it in English.

August 28, 2014


Both of your translations would certainly be understood in US English, though the provided translation would probably be used more frequently here.

October 3, 2014


I wrote "I am not but a man." It's a bit archaic, but it means the same thing.

June 9, 2017


It's the term of expression that that is misunderstood. We say " It is nothing special or it's nothing to worry about". And the Irish would say "There's not much in it or There's nothing in it". The concept gives perspective to the subject. Pat: The weather looks like it might turn bad. Mike: Ah sure theres nothing in it.

March 7, 2018


I just want to say i never heard thes ionam things before. Is this irish used normally

November 4, 2015


This structure does resemble the "ne...que" one in French.

June 17, 2016


Way to bait the MRAs. ; )

November 27, 2015


Not in me is only man.
How bad was that?

December 20, 2015


If it makes you feel better I put "the man is not only in me"...I knew there was no way it was right, but had no other clue! :)

March 22, 2017


Why does it say "in me" when the sentence never uses it? Probably a "quiet" preposition.

February 14, 2016


Does this recording not sound like it's pronouncing " ach" correctly to anyone else?

April 22, 2017


Sounds pretty good to me.

April 22, 2017
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