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"Ar ith tú le déanaí?"

Translation:Did you eat recently?

3 years ago

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We is this not have you ate

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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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?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

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)

3 years ago