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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jun 2020 11:56 pm 
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How would a waiter say "What would you like?"

I believe that "You would like X" == Ba mhaith leat X, but I'm not sure how to turn that into a question.

On the flip side, I believe "I would like a pint of Guiness, please" == Ba mhaith liom pionta Guiness, le do thoil.

Any corrections or suggestions appreciated.


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun 2020 2:45 am 
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In the standard, ar is the question form of ba. So, 'Would you like X' becomes Ar mhaith leat X


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun 2020 10:23 am 
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Vitaee wrote:
How would a waiter say "What would you like?"

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Cad é/cad/céard ba mhaith leat?


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun 2020 12:54 pm 
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Errigal wrote:
Vitaee wrote:
How would a waiter say "What would you like?"

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Cad é/cad/céard ba mhaith leat?


:good:


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jun 2020 11:54 am 
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Errigal wrote:
Vitaee wrote:
How would a waiter say "What would you like?"

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Cad é/cad/céard ba mhaith leat?


:good:

or
Cad/céard a bheidh agat (le n-ithe / don bhricfeasta)? = What will you have (to eat / for breakfast)?


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jun 2020 2:43 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
Errigal wrote:
Vitaee wrote:
How would a waiter say "What would you like?"

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Cad é/cad/céard ba mhaith leat?


:good:

or
Cad/céard a bheidh agat (le n-ithe / don bhricfeasta)? = What will you have (to eat / for breakfast)?


And "What would you like to drink?" be Cad ba mhaith leat le n-ól" or "Cad a bheidh agat le n-ól??


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jun 2020 9:14 pm 
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Vitaee wrote:
Labhrás wrote:
Errigal wrote:
Vitaee wrote:
How would a waiter say "What would you like?"

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Cad é/cad/céard ba mhaith leat?


:good:

or
Cad/céard a bheidh agat (le n-ithe / don bhricfeasta)? = What will you have (to eat / for breakfast)?


And "What would you like to drink?" be Cad ba mhaith leat le n-ól" or "Cad a bheidh agat le n-ól??


There's a grammatical difference
Cad ba mhaith leat a ól/ a ithe = What would you like to drink/eat? (without le but with a)
Cad a bheidh agat le n-ól / le n-ithe? = What will you have to drink/eat? (with le)

le is part of the phrase with the verb bí: bheith le ... ag ... (having to ...).
So if you would like to use le with ba mhaith leat you must also add bheith:

Cad ba mhaith leat a bheith agat le n-ól / a bheith le n-ól agat? = What would you like to have to drink?

But you don't need to use bheith le with ba mhaith leat
"cad ... a ól" is a sufficiant verbal noun phrase (ba mhaith leat just interposed).
Compare with a possible answer: Ba mhaith liom beoir a ól = I would like to drink beer.


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Jun 2020 12:18 am 
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Thanks all for the answers

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