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 Post subject: "The first [number]"
PostPosted: Fri 16 Jun 2017 4:58 pm 
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A chairde...what is the best way to say "the first [number] of something? For example, "the first six words in the sentence" or "my first two years as a learner?"

Also, what is the best way to say "the best way"? For example "The best way to write is with a pen"?

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A chairde...what is the best way to say "the first [number] of something? For example, "the first six words in the sentence" or "my first two years as a learner?"


Na chéad sé fhocal den abairt
Na chéad dá bhliain a rabh mé 'foghlaim

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Also, what is the best way to say "the best way"? For example "The best way to write is with a pen"?


is é an dóigh is fearr le scríobh ná scríobh le peann

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 Post subject: Re: "The first [number]"
PostPosted: Fri 16 Jun 2017 5:53 pm 
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Redwolf wrote:
A chairde...what is the best way to say "the first [number] of something? For example, "the first six words in the sentence" or "my first two years as a learner?"

Also, what is the best way to say "the best way"? For example "The best way to write is with a pen"?

GRMMA!

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na chéad sé fhocal san abairt = the first six words in the sentence
an/na chéad: usage differs. But GGBC (and me too) recommends na chéad trí/cheithre/chúig/sé ...

an chéad dá bhliain mar fhoghlaimeoir
an chéad dá only. (Dual number is alive in Irish ;))

Is é an dóigh/chaoi/slí is fearr le scríobh ná leis an bpeann = the best way to write is with the pen


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 Post subject: Re: "The first [number]"
PostPosted: Fri 16 Jun 2017 9:48 pm 
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an chéad dá bhliain


tá an ceart agad! tá mé buadhartha :)

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an chéad dá bhliain mar fhoghlaimeoir


cha gciallann seo "my first 2 years", ach "the first 2 years" :) Sin an tuighe ar úsáid mise "a rabh mé a' foghlaim".
Níl's agam an mbeadh sé maith go leór dá ndéarfaidhe "mo chéad dá bhliadhain mar fhoghlaimeóir" (tá cuma an Bhéarla air) nó "an chéad dá bhliadhain agam mar fhoghlaimeóir" (is minic a deirtear "an chéad XYZ agam" in áit "mo chéad XYZ").

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 Post subject: Re: "The first [number]"
PostPosted: Fri 16 Jun 2017 10:04 pm 
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Lughaidh wrote:

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an chéad dá bhliain mar fhoghlaimeoir


cha gciallann seo "my first 2 years", ach "the first 2 years" :) Sin an tuighe ar úsáid mise "a rabh mé a' foghlaim".
Níl's agam an mbeadh sé maith go leór dá ndéarfaidhe "mo chéad dá bhliadhain mar fhoghlaimeóir" (tá cuma an Bhéarla air) nó "an chéad dá bhliadhain agam mar fhoghlaimeóir" (is minic a deirtear "an chéad XYZ agam" in áit "mo chéad XYZ").


Feicim anois. :GRMA: an chéad ... agam is fearr liom.


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