It is currently Sun 09 Dec 2018 11:04 pm

All times are UTC


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: I want to go....
PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep 2018 8:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed 16 Nov 2016 11:12 pm
Posts: 97
.. to the Republic of Ireland

I believe the above in Irish would be

Tá uaim Poblacht na hÉireann a dul

Thoughts?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I want to go....
PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep 2018 9:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu 15 Sep 2011 12:06 pm
Posts: 2313
It would be:
Tá uaim dul go hÉirinn / go Poblacht na hÉireann.

The word-order OBJECT + a + VERBAL NOUN is used with direct objects (to eat an apple, to read a book), not with anything that starts with a preposition, or with adverbs.

Tá uaim úll a ithe (to eat an apple)
Tá uaim leabhar a léamh (to read a book)
Tá uaim carr a thiomáint (to drive a carr)...

but

Tá uaim fanacht anseo (to stay here)
Tá uaim éisteacht leis an fhear sin (to listen to that man)
Tá uaim amharc ar an teilifís (to watch tv, in Irish "to watch ON the tv")

_________________
Is fearr Gaeilg na Gaeltaċta ná Gaeilg ar biṫ eile
Agus is í Gaeilg Ġaoṫ Doḃair is binne
:)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I want to go....
PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2018 8:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed 16 Nov 2016 11:12 pm
Posts: 97
Oh.... never quite got that from the Duolingo course. That explains a lot. Thanks much.
:GRMA:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I want to go....
PostPosted: Fri 05 Oct 2018 2:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun 28 Aug 2011 8:44 pm
Posts: 3454
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA
You can also just say "Ba mhaith liom dul go..." "I would like to go to..."

Redwolf


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: I want to go....
PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2018 5:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun 28 Aug 2011 6:15 pm
Posts: 3500
Location: An Astráil
... and the go doesn't appear in the question form:

Cá bhfuil tú ag gabháil/ag dul? Where are you going? (also Cá bhfuil do dhul?)


With some verbs there is a difference between the presence and absence of go:

Shiúil sé go Dún na nGall. "He walked/travelled to Donegal."
Shiúil sé Dún na nGall. "He walked/travelled through(out)/all over Donegal."

Shiúil sé an bóthar. "He walked along the road."
Shiúil sé go dtí an bóthar. "He walked to the road."

_________________

WARNING: Intermediate speaker - await further opinions, corrections and adjustments before acting on my advice.
My "specialty" is Connemara Irish, particularly Cois Fhairrge dialect.
Is fearr Gaeilge ḃriste ná Béarla cliste, cinnte, aċ i ḃfad níos fearr aríst í Gaeilge ḃinn ḃeo na nGaeltaċtaí.
Gaeilge Chonnacht (GC), go háraid Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge (GCF), agus Gaeilge an Chaighdeáin Oifigiúil (CO).


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group