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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 2005- » 2005 (March-April) » Archive through March 11, 2005 » Wishing someone good luck « Previous Next »

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Dáithí
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Post Number: 35
Registered: 01-2005


Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 01:53 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

How do you wish someone good luck in Irish?

Go raith maith agat,

Dáithí

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Antaine
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Post Number: 268
Registered: 10-2004


Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 02:48 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

go n-éirí an t-adh leat

adh mór leat

go n-éirí an bóthar leat (may the road succeed with you - I see a connection...)

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Ó_diocháin
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Post Number: 94
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 03:04 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A chairde,
I've heard "adh mór ort" rather than "leat".
Le meas,
Chris

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Seán a' Chaipín
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Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 03:26 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Go n-éirí leat - May you "succeed"

Go n-éirí go geal leat - May you succeed wonderfully

Ádh mór ort - "Big luck on you"


I don't think "go n-éiri an t-ádh leat" would be heard in the wild, I don't think it's correct... it would mean "may the luck succeed with you" which doesn't really make sense.

I may be wrong...

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Dáithí
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Post Number: 36
Registered: 01-2005


Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 03:33 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Wow - thanks for all responses so quickly! Initially, I thought of just the word for luck, but now realize wishing someone good luck can be said a few different ways.

Go raith maith agaibh!

Dáithí

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Antaine
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Post Number: 269
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Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 08:04 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

go n-éirí an t-adh leat was the first way I learned how to say it. I don't like it because to non-gaeilgeoirí it sounds like your wishing someone a good toilet (t-adh leat)

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Aonghus
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Post Number: 1104
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 04:02 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"Go néiri an t-ádh leat" a bheadh agamsa.

Ní bheadh locht agam air "Ádh mór ort" ná ar "Ádh mór leat"



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