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"Ar ith le déanaí?"

Translation:Did you eat recently?

January 8, 2015



We is this not have you ate

January 8, 2015


Because the proper English version is "Have you eaten?"

January 8, 2015


In seriousness, is "Have you eaten recently?" an acceptable translation, or is there a distinction in Irish between perfect and simple past as in so many languages?

March 21, 2015


It should be, yes. There's a distincion according to grammars, yet linguists (Ó Sé 1992) say it's more stative (i have it done) than resultive (i have done it)

March 21, 2015


British English would insist on the present perfect here. The inclusion of an adverb of time makes it pretty well compulsory. I didn't try it, because I thought Duo might throw a wobbly. "Have you eaten recently" makes sense to me.

March 3, 2019
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