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Author:  avanutria [ Fri May 29, 2009 11:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tá mé ag foghlaim Gaeilge / I am learning Irish

I suppose it's not that different from "that song is not in my repertoire" but less fancy.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Sat May 30, 2009 10:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tá mé ag foghlaim Gaeilge / I am learning Irish

avanutria wrote:
I suppose it's not that different from "that song is not in my repertoire" but less fancy.

Éirigh leis.

Author:  avanutria [ Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tá mé ag foghlaim Gaeilge / I am learning Irish

Related but different...if I wanted to say "I didn't know that" could I say "Níor d'aithin mé sin"?

Author:  Redwolf [ Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tá mé ag foghlaim Gaeilge / I am learning Irish

avanutria wrote:
Related but different...if I wanted to say "I didn't know that" could I say "Níor d'aithin mé sin"?


I think I'd stick with "fios" for that one.

Redwolf

Author:  Nanohedron [ Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tá mé ag foghlaim Gaeilge / I am learning Irish

Reminds me of a t-shirt that a fellow came back fom Ireland with, that read (if I recall it correctly), "Níl a fhios agam; is é as Gaeilge é". Funny. :)

Author:  avanutria [ Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tá mé ag foghlaim Gaeilge / I am learning Irish

Red, what's the past tense of fios?

Nano, I think I need to add that shirt to my Cafepress shop!

Author:  Redwolf [ Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tá mé ag foghlaim Gaeilge / I am learning Irish

avanutria wrote:
Red, what's the past tense of fios?

Nano, I think I need to add that shirt to my Cafepress shop!


"Fios" is a noun, actually, so it's "tá" that needs to change tense:

Bhí a fhios agam: I knew

Beidh a fhios agam: I will know

Ní raibh a fhios agam: I didn't know

Ní bheidh a fhios agam: I won't know

Redwolf

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