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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jan 2021 1:39 am 
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How would you say the above?
My first thought is that it would either start with

An bhfuil céad agam.... or with An féidir liom...

But I'm not sure how to finish either, and not sure which would be used more often in real life.
For context, let's say I'm flirting with someone and trying to get their phone number.


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jan 2021 9:05 am 
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An féidir leat d’uimhir a thabhairt dom?

Can you give me your number?

I'm not sure about translating "have" here. We have to ask more knowledgeable people about using
a construction like "An féidir liom d’uimhir a bheith agam?" I don't know if it's possible to say it that way,
but it may be perfectly fine. ???

Tim


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jan 2021 9:50 pm 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
An féidir leat d’uimhir a thabhairt dom?

Can you give me your number?

I'm not sure about translating "have" here. We have to ask more knowledgeable people about using
a construction like "An féidir liom d’uimhir a bheith agam?" I don't know if it's possible to say it that way,
but it may be perfectly fine. ???

Tim


Wasn't sure if "a bheith agam" would have worked here either. But rewording the original question like you did works just fine for my purposes. I'll let you know if my "field tests" are successful.


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jan 2021 10:10 pm 
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tiomluasocein wrote:
An féidir leat d’uimhir a thabhairt dom?

Can you give me your number?

I'm not sure about translating "have" here. We have to ask more knowledgeable people about using
a construction like "An féidir liom d’uimhir a bheith agam?" I don't know if it's possible to say it that way,
but it may be perfectly fine. ???

Tim



There's a number of ways of saying it, but "An féidir leat d’uimhir a thabhairt dom?" works fine.

"An féidir liom d’uimhir a bheith agam?" - that is wrong.


A few other ways:
An bhfeadfá (spelling?) d’uimhir a thabhairt d(h)om.
An dtabharfaí/dtúirfá (spelling?) d’uimhir d(h)om.


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jan 2021 11:33 pm 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:
An bhfeadfá (spelling?)
An dtabharfaí/dtúirfá (spelling?)

An bhféadfá
An dtabharfá


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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan 2021 5:45 am 
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Bríd Mhór wrote:
A few other ways:
An bhfeadfá (spelling?) d’uimhir a thabhairt d(h)om.
An dtabharfaí/dtúirfá (spelling?) d’uimhir d(h)om.


Duh!... Saying "Would you give me your number?" didn't even occur to me. Would have made it simple.

Thanks.


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