Irish translation help please.

Latest post Tue, Apr 25 2017 9:38 by otuathail. 6 replies.
  • Thu, Mar 2 2017 18:10

    • Flynn79
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    Irish translation help please.

    Hi if any one could help me out would be very grateful. Looking to get tattoo in Irish. I've been on google translate but not sure how reliable this is the saying I want translated is  'till my last day'  google translate says 'till mo lá deiridh' thanks in advance. 

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  • Tue, Mar 7 2017 12:50 In reply to

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    Re: Irish translation help please.

    Go dtí mo lá deireanach, 'til my last day

    There are more some traditional phrases commonly used (in Irish) that are along the same lines...

    Go lá mo bháis, 'til my dying day (lit. until the day of my death)

    Go dté mé i gcré, 'til my dying day, (lit. until go in clay, earth)

    Depending on your context, my own favourites would be traditional sayings... 

    Go dté mé sa gcré'til my dying day, (lit. until I'm in the clayuntil I'm in the ground

    Go deo na ndeor.

    I like the sound of the first one (go dté mé sa gcré) because of the combination of dté and gcré (sa gcré may also be written sa chré, dependning on dialect).

    The second (go deo na ndeor) is hard to translate literally into English. It would be equivalent to the English for all eternity, to the end of time, for ever and ever, etc.

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  • Tue, Mar 7 2017 14:53 In reply to

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    Thankyou for your help.

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  • Wed, Mar 22 2017 10:25 In reply to

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    Re: Irish translation help please.

    It's correct translation for the sentence "till my last day"
    "till mo lá deiridh"
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  • Fri, Mar 24 2017 0:30 In reply to

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    Re: Irish translation help please.

    Being here for a while I trust what otuathail says.  After some minor research on your translation, a Leesa, I'm sorry to say but I can't say I completely agree with it.  I'm gonna take a guess that you used google translate which is very commonly incorrect in many translations.  Google tranlsate seems to miss the context of the many phrases and decides to translate each individual word separately and then put them back together in the phrase.  For example: "til" nó "till" is still in Engish agus "deiridh" is a noun n GT's translation.  The phrase in question requires the adjective form of last in which Dale's first answer includes: "deireanach".  But regardless, thank you for your input.  This gave me a good chance to practice on translating for myself!

     

    -Ryan

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  • Tue, Apr 25 2017 5:27 In reply to

    Re: Irish translation help please.

    Hello, 

     

    I'd also like to get a translation for a tattoo - how do you properly translate "I will come home" in Irish Gaelic, please?

    Thanks so much!

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  • Tue, Apr 25 2017 9:38 In reply to

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    Re: Irish translation help please.

    Tiocfaidh mé abhaile, I will come home

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