"We are thankful to them."
Translation:Táimid buíoch díobh.
I hate to even ask this one, since it was probably covered in the first lesson...
Is there a difference (even a subtle one) between the meaning/usage of tá muid and táimid?
Is it similar to the difference between we are and we’re?
Again, I’m sorry to ask such a basic question...
There is a subtle difference between "we are" and "we're". "We're" is a contraction and is not used in formal contexts.
This distinction does not exist in Irish. Táimid is not a contraction of Tá muid.
There is one occurrence of Tá muid in the New English Irish Dictionary. There are over 500 occurrences of táimid (because táimid is the preferred form in An Caighdeán Oifigiúil).