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PostPosted: Tue 15 May 2018 12:07 pm 

Joined: Tue 15 May 2018 11:43 am
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Hi everyone, :hullo:

My name is Chris and I wondering if anyone could help with a translation for a tattoo I was hoping to get on my arm.

A few years ago unfortunately my Granddad past away from kidney failure and I was thinking of doing something to remember him. One of the last times I was able to see him he gave me some advice-
"In life always be the best you can be".

Now my granddad was a very proud Irishmen who loved cracking jokes and was one of those people who could make friends with every single person in a room. I thought by having this on my arm in Irish would be a good way of remembering him with an additional meaning only to me.

Any assistance would be a massive help.
Thank you in advance
Chris :D

PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2018 4:49 pm 

Joined: Fri 09 Sep 2011 2:06 pm
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Almost literally: Sa saol seo bí i gconaí chomh iontach is atá ar do chumas

Maybe more natural: Sa saol seo déan do sheacht ndícheall i gconaí
('...always do your very best')

Do NOT rush off and get this tattooed on you without confirmation from at least one other forum member ( you might have to give them a prod). Someone may offer an alternative, possibly better, version. The accents are important - there are three in both those versions).

PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2018 1:23 am 
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Errigal wrote:
Maybe more natural: Sa saol seo déan do sheacht ndícheall i gcónaí

I like this one. I will point out that there was an accent missing, as is so easy to do, and Errigal was correct to point out they are important!!


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