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"The musician played the fiddle but he died."

Translation:Sheinn an ceoltóir an fhidil ach fuair sé bás.

June 27, 2015

11 Comments


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

And that's why you should never play the fiddle!


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

I don’t know about that — what are the odds that if someone else plays the fiddle, that he’ll die again? ;*)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JD.Hogan-Davies

That one went south fast.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Burma47

Could you also say "d'éag sé"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/farrellfam4

I have also seen the phrase "he died" written as "fuair sé a bhás" (literal translation: "he got his death"). Is this acceptable or is it more of an old form of expression?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/farrellfam4

go raibh maith agat (spellcheck screwed up the last reply)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AaronYoung7

I've seen both used by both younger and older speakers. I'd say fuair sé a bhás would be a bit more emphatic/dramatic than fuair sé bás. Like, I'd have seen fuair sé a bhás in stories or situations with a bit of drama or ceremony to them and fuair sé bás more when people were just stating/reporting facts without any drama.


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

How would one pronounce "Fhidil"? Is the "fh" silent or would you still use an f sound?

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