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"Tá banana agam."

Translation:I have a banana.

3 years ago

35 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/CarpeGuitarrem

For some reason, hearing "banana" in the middle of an Irish sentence fills me with great joy.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LANGUAGES-LOVER
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me too

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GoldenC.

These food words are getting way too tricky for me.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarthPontifex

Today, on "Which fruit is not native to Ireland"...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/llshiflet

What a challenging new food word for English speakers :p

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Greyman125
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I always do when I'm going to a party.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elifoxfly

Good source of potassium!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mia644601
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Bananas are good!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/megsterftw
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Take all my lingots.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amandamccoyart

Irish learning Whovian? MY BRETHREN

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smhwrd
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agus is banana mé

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saeshyra
saeshyra
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Well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PapaSmurf88
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Crap! I thought it meant carrot.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilia841911

Don't know why, hearing the word banana in the middle of an Irish sentence made me laugh a lot.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonathanbost
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I have a banana too, banananananana.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DJwolf-megan-

i put i have banana and it counted me wrong for not putting an a...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Judah791387

I'm a minion. :p

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LANGUAGES-LOVER
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I love bananas

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sandaldesadi2

How to say you in irish?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tkmort

Banana

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/B-mhongoadh

tú or sibh(plural)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruadair

Do you mean in the context of "You have a banana"? Because that would be "Tá banana agat."

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sandaldesadi2

So ta mean i?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/B-mhongoadh

tá means 'is' or 'are' or' there is' or 'there are'. 'Mé' means 'I'. 'Agam' means 'at me'.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tumcdan
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No, Irish is Verb subject object, so Tá would be have in this instance.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Apalsnerg
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"Tá banana agam" literally means "Is banana to me". That's how the genitive is formed in Irish; there isn't a "have", as far as I know. "Tá" is like "estar" in Spanish and Portuguese.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Baloug
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It'd rather be "is banana at me", I think.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Apalsnerg
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Exactly. Thank you.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gugan11
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So in English it would be a banana is at me? If so, does one inflect 'tà' when the subject is in plural?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gunungFR

This helpful explanation is more useful than all the silly commentary I had to read to get down to it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Huffdogg

Am I the only one who expected the emphasis on the first syllable in the absence of an accent?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amandamccoyart

Finally a cognate! :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/websmasha

The banana's at me?

Banana sounds the same as the English word

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanOconn4
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Okay, I know this isn't proper English, but I'm lazy and therefore feel as though "I have banana" should be accepted.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/taizc
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"...if you know what I mean." ;)

4 months ago