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"He runs for a day."

Translation:Ritheann sé ar feadh lae.

May 22, 2015



So, it is one day, but it is pluralised? Is 'lae' the genitive form or something? (I am sure that somebody has already explained this to me, but my brain lost it.


Okay. Got it. It is genitive.

And wow, my spelling lets me down - that time I said it correctly but completely messed up on spelling.


Why is the genitive case used here (lae)?


the expression is "ar feadh lae" (feadh = duration) and that would be sort of "for the duration of ..." which is a genitive expression in Irish, but better translated into English with a non-genitive expression.


(a) During, throughout.

Ar ~ an lae, during the day, all day.

Ar ~ bliana, for the space of a year.

Ar ~ tamaill, for a while.

Ar ~ an ama, na haimsire, sin, during all that time.

Ar ~ i bhfad, for a long time.

Ar ~ na faide, all along.


Should go ceann lae be acceptable?



If you scroll down into the appendix, where it shows the use of ceann, then you see:

go ceann » Fan go ~ seachtaine, wait for a week.

go ceann » Ní bheidh sé agam go ~ míosa, I won’t have it for a month yet.

go ceann » Go ~ tamaill eile, for another while.

So: Yes.


What does feadh mean and please explain a grammar slash structure of this sentence. Thanks


feadh means "extent" or "duration".

ar feadh means "for the duration" and lae is the genitive of , so "for a day's duration" or "for the duration of a day", or, more colloquially "for a day".


what is the translation of the word "feadh"? And how is it pronounced?


feadh means "extent" or "duration".

You can hear the word pronounced in different dialects at that site or you can hear it in exercises such as Codlaíonn sí ar feadh nóiméid or Ólann siad fíon ar feadh an lae.


Thank you! go raibh maith agat


so are both ar feadh lae and ar feadh an lae correct? . The answer above is ar feadh lae and you mention ar feadh an lae. the answer to the preveious question was also given as ar feadh an lae


This sentence seems way too advanced for this level. I sort of understand the examples but I'm lost as to the declensions

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