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"I am tall but he is taller."

Translation:Táim ard ach tá sé níos airde.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/KathyGardi1

Is it possible to say: "tá mise ard ach tá eisean níos airde", given that the comparison being made seems to be kind of emphatic in this situation??

3 years ago

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I could understand seisean if the speaker were being concessive — i.e. “granted, I have above-average height, but he could paint a ceiling without a ladder” — but I’m not sure what context would call for both the speaker and the taller guy to be emphasized.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KathyGardi1

You're absolutely right, of course - and thank you. The overly emphatic voice in my head trips me up yet again!

3 years ago