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"We eat a completely other thing."

Translation:Ithimid rud eile ar fad.

April 23, 2015

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

This seems a little awkward in English - could someone think of a context where this might be a natural-sounding answer?


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

I’d prefer “We eat another thing entirely” as a translation of this sentence. Given that, here’s my attempt at context:

Visitor from the Andromeda galaxy: “For dessert, we’re quite fond of mercury-coated lithium. How about you?”

Earthling: “We eat another thing entirely. Mercury and lithium are both poisonous to us.”


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

Thank you. The "a complete other thing" sounds so unnatural. I like the sound of your phrase; and I guess, "we eat a completely different thing" might also work?


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

The FGB has “a different story altogether” for scéal eile ar fad, so there’s probably enough flexibility to use “different” for this particular use of eile.

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