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"You want orange juice in the morning."

Translation:Tá sú oráiste uaibh ar maidin.

October 11, 2014



I am confused. There are two ways of saying "want" and the hints give one way, which is marked wrong, the other way is correct which isn't given in the hints


If we were having a real life conversation, how would i know if u meant want or need?


Is the placement of the preposition important here? Could the sentence be formed as Teastaíonn sú oráiste ar maidin uait?


Temporal modifiers such as ar maidin typically come last in an affirmative indicative sentence. The indirect object (embedded in uait) should come after the subject (sú oráiste).


I thought 'ar' means 'on.' I got everything right in this sentence except for that: I used 'an' to indicate "the morning." Can you explain why it's 'ar' here, and not 'an'?


Prepositions are rarely exactly analogous across languages. The usual meaning of ar is “on”, but in certain circumstances it can mean “at” (e.g. ar an obair), “in” (locationally, dimensionally, or participationally — e.g. ar an mbaile, ar fad, ar scoil respectively), “for” (a price, e.g. ar €25), or “around” — ar maidin might be more literally translated as “around morning”, but colloquially sounds better in English as “in the morning”. Doubtlessly other meanings for ar are also possible.


If I remember right, there’s an Irish children’s TV series called “Ar Scéal” (Our Story).


Ár Scéal.

ár is the possessive adjective "our", it's not the same word as the preposition ar.


How would you emphasize that you want orange juice --in the morning--


What about "ba mhaith leat sú oraiste ar maidin"?


What about Teastaíonn uait sú oráiste ar maidin?


Teastaíonn would be acceptable in place of , but sú oráiste would need to come before uait.


I said teastaíonn uait su óraisre ar maidin. It was marked wrong & uaibh used insteaf help needef


It was marked wrong because the prepositional phrase, whether it's uait or uaibh, comes after the noun that you want/need, not before. This is true whether you use teastaíonn or .


Uaibh used with tá


Uaibh is You plural, the you plural is used a lot instead of you singular, very confusing


Why is there no séimhiú on "maidin"? I thought "ar" adds a séimhiú.


ar is not that straightforward. ar can lenite, it can eclipse and it can do nothing in different contexts, and in this case it doesn't cause any change.


Why cant i put uait at the end of the sentence?


Because sú oráiste ar maidin isn't a thing.


I can see how this concept is hard to verbalize. Basically, "orange juice" is the noun. Its the thing you want. You just happen to want it in the morning. Since "ar maidin" isn't part of the noun that you want, it goes outside of "uait"


The pronunciation of the voice in this section is unbelievably bad, leading unfairly to unnecessary errors. Really frustrating

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