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"Níos níos mó?"

Translation:Less or more?

January 13, 2015



"Smaller or larger" should be accepted, I think.

January 13, 2015


Yes, it should. Report it as an error when opportunity allows.

May 11, 2015


is this also used for "more or less", or would one use another phrase/ word-order?

January 4, 2016


focloir.ie offers a number of options for "more or less" - this isn't one of them.

More or less (almost)
geall leis
a bheag nó a mhór
chóir a bheith
nach mór

More or less (appromximately)
geall le
thart ar
isteach is amach le
a bheag nó a mhór

March 22, 2016


Go raibh maith agat.

March 24, 2016


How would "less is more" be translated? "Is níos mó é níos lú"? Or "tá níos lú níos mó"?

November 20, 2016


The simple answer is that it wouldn't be translated into Irish - you'd probably have to find a different way to express the same concept. níos mó can mean "bigger" or "more" - Tá an madra níos mó ná an cat means "the dog is bigger than the cat".

Bhíodh níos mó daoine anseo - "There used to be more people here"
Tá sé i bhfad níos mó - "It is much bigger"

Similiarly, níos lú means "smaller" as well as "less" and "fewer"

Tá an carr seo níos lú - "this car is smaller"
Tá níos lú carranna anseo - "there are fewer cars here"
Tá níos lú agam - "I have less"

November 20, 2016


Of course now I'm dying to know how one would express the highly idiomatic phrase, "Less is more!"

August 2, 2018

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The Irish idiom Bíonn blas ar an mbeagán might suffice.

August 2, 2018


How lovely a way of putting it.

November 6, 2018
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