Ceacht 37

Latest post Tue, Sep 29 2015 22:23 by evnmrphy. 2 replies.
  • Fri, May 22 2015 13:28

    • Mary Lea
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    Ceacht 37

    So, I'm finally here - it's taking me a bit longer to work through than I thought, but I'm making progress.

    I have a question - I've been looking at the construct 'é a dhéanamh' etc.

    Would I be able to add it onto other phrases, like 'is maith liom' etc? As in, does 'is maith liom é a ól'? (I like to drink it.) Or is that not a correct construction in Irish?

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  • Mon, Jun 1 2015 4:32 In reply to

    • Dale D
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    Re: Ceacht 37

    Hi, Mary.

    yes, I have seen that construct used with several verbs, but I think also that there is another construct used with certain special verbs.

    Dalw D

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  • Tue, Sep 29 2015 22:23 In reply to

    • evnmrphy
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    Re: Ceacht 37

    In Irish the phrase 'to do' differs depending on context. For example:

     

    There is a lot to do in America

    Tá go leor LE DÉANAMH i Meiriceá.

     

    I can do that!

    Is féidir liom é A DHÉANAMH

     

    He needs to do that

    Is gá leis é A DHÉANAMH

     

    So if someone is "to do" something you use 'a dhéanamh' but if not you use 'le déanamh'

     

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