"He is not there yet."

Translation:Níl sé ansin go fóill.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Stephen_87
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Is "Níl sé ansin fós" not acceptable?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

It should be, yes. There are some places where fós and go fóill overlap, and that would be one of them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/climbingjer

Does word order matter, as in : Níl sé go fóill ansin. ??if i remember correctly, they asked Níl sí go fóill ansin...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Almost every example of go fóill on potafocal and in the FGB entry for go fóill puts go fóill at the end of the phrase.

The one exception is Tá fuinneamh go fóill ann, but that's not quite the same usage as ansin in this sentence.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/climbingjer

Yeah, the more I think about it, it makes sense for go fóill to go after. And the example I thought of before was incorrect, it's Níl sí anseo go fóill.

Thanks for the help!

2 years ago

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Suddenly I'm reminded of "Níl Sé'n Lá" by Celtic Woman. (I think go fóill is part of the lyrics)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Níl 'na lá, is ní bheidh go fóill - "It's not day, and it won't be (for a while) yet",

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Desiree29977

It always gives me "fóíl" and "foíl" as options, is there that much difference?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

The fada on the "o" matters, and the standard spelling has 2 "l"s (though "foil" with one "l" is listed in the FGB as a variant spelling). Even if "foil" was a word in Irish, it's pronunciation would be quite different from "fóill"

(If you need convincing about the importance of the fada, look up the Irish for "cake")

1 year ago
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