"Bhí ag cur prátaí."

Translation:He was planting potatoes.

June 22, 2015

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"It was raining potatoes".

June 22, 2015

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Luckily British Pathé filmed it for posterity.

June 23, 2015

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Bhí sé ag cur cabáiste...

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July 13, 2016

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To say, "He was planting the potatoes," would it be, "Bhí sé ag cur na bprátaí"?

December 6, 2017

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December 6, 2017

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Unacceptable: "he was laying potatoes"?

August 17, 2016

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Are there any other phrases with 'ag cur x'?

March 19, 2017

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ag cur is used in lots of phrases - ag cur allais - "sweating", ag cur fola - "bleeding", ag cur isteach ar/ag cur as do/ag cur ar - "annoying/bothering", ag cur imní ar - "worrying", ag cur brú ar - "pressuring/pressing", ag cur i gcéill - "bluff/pretend/have someone on"

It's also used in the fairly literal sense of "putting":
dá mbeinn ag cur airgid air - "if I was putting money on it"
tá an imní ag cur blianta air - "the worry is putting years on him"

April 1, 2017

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In the standard both ag cur báistí and ag cur sneachta exist ('raining' and 'snowing'). you could also use it for planting anything

March 19, 2017

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What an Irish sentence

November 16, 2017

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So, in context, he might be sweating potatoes. Like sweating bullets.

March 24, 2018
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