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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2020 3:46 am 
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No, not another tattoo translation request, just a phrase I'd like to see in my grandfather's language that resonates with me.

The phrase is
I was not made to be subtle

And translation service (not Google) provided me with:
Níorbh mé cruthaithe chun a bheith caolchúiseach


I'm asking for help from this group to confirm the translation for masculine/male, first person, point of speech.

Many thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Dec 2020 12:51 am 
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I'd say "Ní le bheith caolchúiseach a cruthaíodh mé" or "Ní chun bheith caolchúiseach a cruthaíodh mé".

"Níorbh mé" isn't correct.

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Dec 2020 10:52 pm 
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I'd say "Ní le bheith caolchúiseach a cruthaíodh mé" or "Ní chun bheith caolchúiseach a cruthaíodh mé".

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"Níorbh mé" isn't correct.


What Lughaidh is pointing out is that niorbh is a past negative form of the copula, is. What you were trying for was probably ni raibh mé, using the verb , but Lughaidh's approach is better.

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