"Tiomáineann an carr ó thuaidh."

Translation:The car drives north.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jackmchugh12

i thought 'ó' only meant from not 'to'? is it only in a direction since that it can change to 'to'

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

It is used in that manner for going north and going south.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smrch
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The 'ó' in 'ó dheas' and 'ó thuaidh' isn't actually the preposition 'ó''. It's derived from Old Ir. 'fa'/'fá'/'fó' meaning 'up to'. It can be confusing.
P.S. I'd prefer 'Tiomáintear....' here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL
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A light just went on. Thanks smrch. Don't you think grammar books for beginners should explain this? It would save a lot of doubt and indecision.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rev._mother

Me too. Good insight.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/macliam2
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Northward vs northwards

3 years ago
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