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"Ná déan sin."

Translation:Do not do that.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/PatHargan
PatHargan
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Shouldn't it be 'ná déan é sin'?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

That shouldn't be marked wrong. Both are correct though. One just depends more on context.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brandon87199

I always though the root was used for commands and the imperitive was for more lets do or should do

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/talideon
talideon
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What you're thinking of is referred to as the optative mood. "Let's go to the cinema" would be in the optative mood, whereas "go to the cinema" would be in the imperative mood.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brandon87199

Is there another conjugation for optative?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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“Let us …” is hortative; “May we …” is optative.

Irish expresses the hortative with the same form as the past subjunctive, e.g. Téimis chun na pictiúrlainne!

2 years ago