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"Ghlan mo theach, ar eagla na heagla."

Translation:I cleaned my house, just in case.

March 19, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haxprocessor

How does "ar eagla na heagla" literally translate (if at all)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

Roughly "on the fear of fear". It can also be interpreted as "to be on the safe side".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ffirdafz

...but that's very interesting! :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sean.mullen

That's quite profound, actually...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CEricFunst

It always reminds me of Roosevelt's famous statement, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." (I don't know how one were say that as Gaeilge, but I suspect it would look something like this phrase.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LinguaPhiliax

'Is eagla féin an t-aon rud a mbíonn eagla orainn roimhe.' ... I think? (Agus is easóga. Beidh an bastaird sin thú a fháil.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KittDunne

Mar a dearfadh mó mháthair féin, ná dearmad fo-éadaí glana a bheith ort i gcónaí. Ar eagla na heagla.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JD.Hogan-Davies

I love phrases like this. It reminds me of the Arabic phrase equivalent to "once upon a time" which translates as "it was what it was."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sakura8D

كان يا ما كان في قديم الزمان...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KittDunne

Tráth dá raibh.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Onyx.Rose

Is maith liom é sin. Is é sin ag sásta.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mjkuecker1965

Also don't forget to remove the man from the fridge. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrJackHackett

Leave him be, he's just chilling ☺


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlastairRae

Saw ar eagla na heagla is available printed on a face mask. Seems appropriate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomh950371

Irish at its best!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demolition_Woman

To be sure to be sure.

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