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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2020 12:39 am 
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How would you say "I am having a party today"? Best guess is:

Tá cóisir ag beith agam inniu.

Somehow, that just doesn't feel right to me.

Also, how would I say "I will be having a party tomorrow". Best guess here is:

Béidh cóisir ag beith agam amárach.

Also feels a bit off to me.

As always, any corrections or suggestions will be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2020 2:58 am 
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Vitaee wrote:
How would you say "I am having a party today"? Best guess is:

Tá cóisir ag beith agam inniu.

Somehow, that just doesn't feel right to me.

Also, how would I say "I will be having a party tomorrow". Best guess here is:

Béidh cóisir ag beith agam amárach.

Also feels a bit off to me.

As always, any corrections or suggestions will be appreciated.


Although it's written in the present in English I think when written like that it implies the future. If the party hasn't started yet.

I am having a party today.
Beidh cóisir agam. (inniu/ ar ball = today/later) that's if it's your own party.

If going to a friend's party you'd say:
I will be at a party.
Beidh mé ag cóisir.

If already partying:
I am at a party (now)
Tá mé ag cóisir (anois).


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2020 11:12 am 
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Vitaee wrote:
How would you say "I am having a party today"? Best guess is:

Tá cóisir ag beith agam inniu.

Somehow, that just doesn't feel right to me.

Also, how would I say "I will be having a party tomorrow". Best guess here is:

Béidh cóisir ag beith agam amárach.

Also feels a bit off to me.

As always, any corrections or suggestions will be appreciated.


"ag beith" is impossible. There's no "I'm having", "I'm being" in Irish
"I'm having" here denotes something from present to future tense,
so: Beidh cóisir agam inniu/amárach (or: Tá cóisir agam anois/inniu), see Bríd's post.


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2020 10:54 pm 
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Yeah, ag beith just didn't feel right to me.

Had a feeling it's another one of the cases where a direct translation between English and Irish just doesn't work.

Although Beidh cóisir agam literally means "I will be having a party", I can see how it's the equivalent of "I am having a party".

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