"Mhínigh mé an scéal ach níor éist sé."

Translation:I explained the story but he did not listen.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/blas3nik
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Is ní acceptable in place of níor?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Not here. is the present/future/conditional tense negative marker, níor is the past tense. However, there are 6 irregular verbs that do use in the past tense.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/khmanuel
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Is d'eist tu how you would say you listened?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Yes

(Re-reading this answer some time later, I see an ambiguity in the way the question is phrased.

D'éist tú leis an gceol - "you listened to the music"

"You listened?", meaning "did you listen?" would be ar éist tú?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mavedave

Is "he didn't hear" an acceptable translation? Rather than 'listen'? Anyone know?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

"he didn't hear" is níor chuala sé.

Clois is the verb for "hear", éist is "listen".

2 years ago

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Why not d'éist sé? Does níor mean the d' isn't necessary?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

Yes. The do that used to indicate the past tense only survives as d' before vowel sounds (some speakers of Munster Irish still use it for all verbs), and is not used when you have a negative or interrogative particle.

The r in níor and ar indicates the past tense.

10 months ago
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