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"Léim leabhair spéisiúla gach Déardaoin."

Translation:I read interesting books every Thursday.

September 10, 2014



A quick notes on the says of the week.

Luain, Mairt, Satharn, and Domhnach will be familiar looking to anybody who's studied a romance language before, but Céadaoin, Déardaoin, and Aoine are interesting. 'Aoine' means 'fast' as in 'abstain from food'. 'Céadaoin' means 'first fast' (céad + aoine), and 'Déardaoin' comes from 'day between two fasts' (dé idir dhá aoine).

When used as an adverb, the days of the weak are prefixed with 'dé', which roughly translates as 'on the day of'. 'Déardaoin' already has this prefix built in, so it's not needed with it.


Leim? I thought that meant jump.


It does: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/l%C3%A9im

However, it also means 'I read' as it's the first person singular present tense form of the verb 'léigh', meaning 'read': https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/l%C3%A9igh

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