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"Táim tar éis an chéad duine eile."

Translation:I am after the next person.

April 18, 2015

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

How would I say "I am after the other hundred people"?


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

I think it would be "Táim tar éis an céad duine eile"--? -- céad = 100, and chéad = first. Literally, "An chéad duine eile" breaks down to "the first other person," i.e. the next person. (Somebody, let me know if I'm wrong!)


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

Where's "next" in this sentence?


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

An chéad X eile means “the next X”.


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

I first translated this as "I am after the other hundred people". The correct translation strikes me as very funny. Almost like a sarcastically gross overstatement.


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

does she palatise the 'r' in 'tar éis'? I hear an aspiration there...

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