" áthas orm."

Translation:I am happy.

January 6, 2015



Would this literally mean "Happiness is on me?" or why is "orm" used?

July 29, 2016


it is the literal translation but it means i am happy

October 20, 2017



November 23, 2016


It does mean that but it makes more sense to say I am happt

April 20, 2018


This sentence surprised me, because my Irish teacher had told us that the "tá... [noun] orm/ort/etc." construction was generally used for negative things like sadness, hunger, & so on. Was he oversimplifying for a bunch of American beginners, or is "áthas" an exception for some reason?

March 4, 2017


Tá áthas orm litaraly translates to happiness is on me. And I should know because I have lived in Ireland my whole life.

February 11, 2018


You make me happy?

January 30, 2016


cuireann tú athas orm ( or possibly' an t-athas' ?)

January 16, 2017


I've only thought about this in school and I was wondering would "Táim áthas" work or is "Tá ... orm" used for feelings?

May 21, 2016


Tá ar is used for feelings. Táim áthas wouldn't work (but tá mé sásta would)

May 22, 2016


"I am delighted" is given as incorrect. Why?

July 11, 2016


Several dictionaries show this to be a correct way to read this, so it just hasn't crossed the mind of the Duo team, no worries. (The focloir gaeilge part of teanglann did not consider "áthas" to be "delighted".)


December 9, 2016


It's many decades since I was in school but I also answered 'I am delighted' and consider that correct.

December 15, 2016


As a native speaker of German and Swedish, I tested out on these languages, and my replies were far from perfect, even though Duolingo correctly assessed me at 100% proficiency in the test phase for both.

All alternative translations are manually entered, meaning that probably all correct alternatives will never be included. Also right now there appears to be an immense backlog of unmanaged feedback reports, so updates will only come slowly.

The only consequence for an "unfair" error indication would be two more questions to answer, i.e. more training. There should be no harm in that?

So the best we can do is to accept that nobody is perfect and smile :)

December 15, 2016


Why it is not Tá mé or Táim?

August 11, 2017


Because áthas is the grammatical subject of the sentence.

September 12, 2018
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