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"I was not satisfied with your review. I was disappointed."

Translation:Ní raibh mé sásta le do léirmheas. Bhí díomá orm.

April 29, 2015



In the scroll-over hints, it gives "níorbh" as a translation of "was not." When is it correct to use that word rather than "ní raibh"? GRMA in advance


You use níorbh before a vowel (sound) for the past tense of the negative form of the copula (!!)

níorbh aon chara dom é - "he wasn't any friend of mine"
níorbh aon chúnamh é - "it wasn't any help"
níorbh fhéidir éalú - "it was not possible to escape"
níorbh é an rud céanna é ach bhí sé cosúil go maith leis - "it wasn't the same thing but it was close"


I submitted " ní raibh sásta orm le do léirmheas, bhí dioma orm
please can you explain what I did wrong please. GRMA in advance


sásta is an adjective, not a noun - it can't be ar someone. Words like áthas, brón, ocras, díomá are all nouns.


Why are both "leis do" and "le do" acceptable? Is there a dialect thing here?


leis do shouldn't be, unless it was something like "I am not satisfied with it, your review".


Looks like an error to me.


Could find 'An té nach trua leis do chásná déan do ghearán leis = donot look for sympathy wherethere is none.' So it could be an older usage, with defined nouns... or a regional usage of one of the translators. But propably to be avoided if you have no heritage to defend!


Níl an focal "léirmheas" sa liosta.

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