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 Post subject: I can't wait...
PostPosted: Fri 09 Oct 2020 10:40 am 
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How would I say "I can't wait to meet with your little king".

My guess would be:
Ní féidir liom fionraigh le buail le do rí beag.

But as always, I could be wrong and wouldn't mind suggestions for alternative ways to say this.
For context, a friend just had a baby boy named Théoden, who is one of the kings from Lord of the Rings.


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 Post subject: Re: I can't wait...
PostPosted: Fri 09 Oct 2020 3:33 pm 
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Vitaee wrote:
How would I say "I can't wait to meet with your little king".

My guess would be:
Ní féidir liom fionraigh le buail le do rí beag.

But as always, I could be wrong and wouldn't mind suggestions for alternative ways to say this.
For context, a friend just had a baby boy named Théoden, who is one of the kings from Lord of the Rings.


You need verbal nouns: to wait = fionraí (or: fanacht, feitheamh), to meet = bualadh

Ní féidir liom fionraí le bualadh le do rí beag.


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 Post subject: Re: I can't wait...
PostPosted: Fri 09 Oct 2020 5:18 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
Vitaee wrote:
How would I say "I can't wait to meet with your little king".

My guess would be:
Ní féidir liom fionraigh le buail le do rí beag.

But as always, I could be wrong and wouldn't mind suggestions for alternative ways to say this.
For context, a friend just had a baby boy named Théoden, who is one of the kings from Lord of the Rings.


You need verbal nouns: to wait = fionraí (or: fanacht, feitheamh), to meet = bualadh

Ní féidir liom fionraí le bualadh le do rí beag.


Oh, should have known to use verbal nouns instead of root forms. Thanks for the reminder.
:GRMA:


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 Post subject: Re: I can't wait...
PostPosted: Fri 09 Oct 2020 10:10 pm 
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My first thought was: ar bís

Tá mé ar bís bualadh le do rí beag.

I am excited/I can't wait


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 Post subject: Re: I can't wait...
PostPosted: Sat 10 Oct 2020 11:13 pm 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:
My first thought was: ar bís

Tá mé ar bís bualadh le do rí beag.

I am excited/I can't wait


I've never seen the ar bis construction before.
Is in possible for you to give a simple explanation for it?


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 Post subject: Re: I can't wait...
PostPosted: Sun 11 Oct 2020 2:22 am 
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Vitaee wrote:
Bríd Mhór wrote:
My first thought was: ar bís

Tá mé ar bís bualadh le do rí beag.

I am excited/I can't wait


I've never seen the ar bis construction before.
Is in possible for you to give a simple explanation for it?



Sorry, I'm rarely able to give grammatical explanations. It's just a phrase we use for excitement, or impatience.
https://www.teanglann.ie/ga/fgb/ar_bís

I see "bís" means a screw, vice, or spiral in another dictionary. So maybe it comes from that. I don't know.
Maybe others will know.


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 Post subject: Re: I can't wait...
PostPosted: Sun 11 Oct 2020 6:14 pm 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:
My first thought was: ar bís

Tá mé ar bís bualadh le do rí beag.

I am excited/I can't wait


Tá mé ar bís ... bualadh

Do you use it without le, chun or ag in between?


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 Post subject: Re: I can't wait...
PostPosted: Tue 13 Oct 2020 6:22 pm 
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Labhrás wrote:
Bríd Mhór wrote:
My first thought was: ar bís

Tá mé ar bís bualadh le do rí beag.

I am excited/I can't wait


Tá mé ar bís ... bualadh

Do you use it without le, chun or ag in between?


I suppose you could use either one, depending on context.

... ag bualadh - ... meeting...
... le/chun bualadh - .... to meet...

Sometimes I don't know these words as often in speech we leave them out.


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