"I cleaned my house, just in case."

Translation:Ghlan mé mo theach, ar eagla na heagla.

August 7, 2015

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

What does ar eagla na heagla literally mean?

August 7, 2015

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

On the fear of fear.

August 7, 2015

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

That is an interesting expression. Is that the way 'just in case' is usually expressed in Irish?

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SatharnPHL
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ar fhaitíos na bhfaitíos is also used, where faitíos is another word for "fear".

"in case" on it's own can be expressed in a number of different ways - one of them is ar eagla.

tá ceann eile agam ar eagla go mbrisfeadh sé - "I have another one in case it breaks"

September 17, 2018
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