"I break the plate."

Translation:Brisim an pláta.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/UniqueCreator

Do people in Ireland speak Irish? I first thought that it was only a accent. Maybe the old native Irish people speak Irish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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There is still a small population (not exclusively old) for whom Irish is the mother tongue, but almost all Irish pupils are taught Irish at school. The challenge is found in how much interest there is to speak Irish once one leaves school.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungewitig_Wiht

I would speak Irish all the time if i only knew it...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Even if most of the people whom you deal with in daily life didn’t speak Irish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lekois
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I am hungarian and i would and will (as soon as i can)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Do you live in Hungary?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CoraOSulli

The Gaeltach areas (parts of Kerry, Galway, Donegal, Waterford and a few more) speak Irish primarily, but have fluent English as well, while the rest of us get it forced down our throat for the first eight years of school life, and taught it for the other six.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jenni_dog

People in the west tend to speak both english and irish fluently. Its nessesary subject to learn in school but most forget it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RiceCake420

Everyone used to speak irish in ireland but when it was ruled by britain, it was against the law to speak irish so the language mostly died

4 months ago

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So is briseann mé reflexive?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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No — the reflexive “I break myself.” would be Brisim mé féin.

3 years ago

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Go raibh maith agat. So are brisim and briseann mé interchangeable, or is one more appropriate than another in different cases?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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Their meanings are identical, and they’re interchangeable, though a particular dialect might prefer one form over the other.

3 years ago

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In Standard Irish, only brisim is accepted.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maitulol

Would it not be I broke the plate or I'm breaking the plate

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CianMacOistigin

I do that, they think I'm strange, but don’t mind, my Irish is coming along well thanks to this app, only minor mistakes, mainly concerning that it tends not to accept 'mé' or 'muid'

2 years ago
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