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"Bíonn sceitimíní air nuair a théann sé go dtí an Ghearmáin."

Translation:He does be excited when he goes to Germany.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mpbell
mpbell
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Duolingo, you cannot force me to incorporate "do be"/"does be" into my dialect of English. Other dialects of English can express the habitual present tense just fine. "He is excited when he goes to Germany" can convey a habitual sense.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FeargalMcGovern

I dont have a problem with "do be", I have a problem with the fact that it is used inconsistently. there is a phrase in the travel section that uses the word "Bionn" however it accepts the use of the word "is/I am" (infact I think it even marks one wrong for saying "do be").

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeoffMcHarg

"does be excited.." I figured out what it had to be, but could not make myself type it:-).

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SteffanieS
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I'm struggling with the reason it seems like there are two ways of saying "he goes to" in the second part of the sentence. "Théann sé" and "go dtí" seems like there is redundancy by saying, "He goes" and "go to". What am I missing?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JJXFO
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"go dtí" just means "to", you use "go dtí" when the place name has a definite article, like "An Ghearmáin", otherwise you just so "go". The Irish word "go" has nothing to do with the English word "go"!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/orli125

+1 on the above comments "Do be"???

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SFMurph

Ridiculous English translation.

1 month ago

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Another objection to 'does be'... please could we have the option of 'is' from the word choices? While I could translate the Irish no problem, it took me a while to figure out how to rearrange the words I had to express what I wanted to say.

17 hours ago