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" fút éisteacht leis an scéal roimh an dinnéar."

Translation:You intend to listen to the story before the dinner.

January 7, 2015



I like how the hint for "fút" is "about you," which really doesn't help you understand the meaning "you intend" when you encounter the word for the first time... Can fút actually mean "about you" as well?


The preposition faoi has the primary meanings of "under" and "about".


If ' Tá fúm' is 'I intend' would 'Bhí fúm' be 'I had intended' like 'Bhí orm' is ' I had to' agus rudaí mar sin?


Why isn't it "roimh an ndinnéar"?

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    Why isn't it "roimh an ndinnéar"?

    Roimh an doesn't eclipse nouns beginning with 'd' or 't'.
    It does eclipse nouns beginning with 'b', 'c', 'f', 'g', 'p'.
    It also prefixes a 't' to feminine nouns beginning with s + vowel, sl, sn, sr.

    In Gaeilge Uladh roimh an lenites where otherwise it would eclipse.


    In English, "before the dinner" would refer to a formal event (the dinner hosted by the queen for example). In Irish would you always say "roimh an dinnéar" to mean "before dinner/before dinnertime" or is it also like a formal thing?


    Both, and as a result we often say, "the dinner," in Hiberno-English where English would just mean dinner. "What's for the dinner?" is a common phrase in Hiberno-English for everyday dinner.


    Please, explain what is the difference btn (you want to & you intend to) in irish


    If you look up faoi in TEANGLANN.ie (or its source dictionary - Ó Donaill) you’ll see lots of ways faoi can be used. Meaning 3(d) shows its meaning as “intend.” “Want” can be expressed different ways: Ba mhaith liom ... - I would like.... Tá mé ag iarraidh ... - I want...Tá ... uaim (from ó) - I want/need.... And teastsigh can be used as in Teastaíonn cabhair uaim. - I want help. Given these take more space to explain and you’ll want to master your own dialect first, you’ll have to do that on your own from your teacher, online, or from a grammar book. Ádh mór!


    Gura míle maith agat ruairi21


    Hmm. It only played the first three words?

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