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"Tá stampaí uainn."

Translation:We want stamps.

3 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/frank.oneill4

Won't take synonyms? I thought 'we require stamps' fit better

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

I wouldn't say require is an exact synonym for want, at least in my idiolect. However, this translates as "want", so that's what they're accepting.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frank.oneill4

Fair enough. I thought this was more 'need' than 'want' though; maybe it's both?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Honestly, my advise is to use forms of ó for want and teastaigh for need. The dictionary seems to agree, except in the sense of Ní raibh aon rud uait ach sin, which it translates as "He didn't need more than that." However, in my dialect, "He didn't want but that" makes perfect sense, and that's how I would've translated that sentence. It just seems there's a lot of confusion about how to use the ó structure here, so my advice is to stick towards "want."

Or just pull a Connemara and use ag iarraidh.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryji

ag iarraidh is just connemara?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Not sure if just Connemara, but I know it's much more common there.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daphne770062

I thought for "I want" you say "theastaigh...uaim" ??

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

There are a number of different ways to say "I want X", including both tá X uaim and teastaíonn X uaim, or, as galaxyrocker points out, táim ag iarraidh X in Connemara.

Some of the difference is due to dialect, and some is due to context. You can see a number of examples of how "want" can be used in the NEID.

1 year ago

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or "bí rud éigin ag teastáil uaim"?

1 year ago