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 Post subject: it occurred to me..
PostPosted: Mon 07 Jun 2021 7:35 pm 
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I understand that '' rith sé liom '' means ''it occurred to me'' as in ''i realised''.
If I want to say ' I had the idea/the idea struck me '' can I also use this? Are there other ways of saying this?thanks


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 Post subject: Re: it occurred to me..
PostPosted: Tue 08 Jun 2021 9:00 am 
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~RibeRóibéis~ wrote:
I understand that '' rith sé liom '' means ''it occurred to me'' as in ''i realised''.
If I want to say ' I had the idea/the idea struck me '' can I also use this? Are there other ways of saying this?thanks


I can't really tell.
I am no native speaker of English, I can't differ subtle meanings of English idioms ;)

Perhaps a dictionary can help:
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/occur
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/eid/occur
https://www.focloir.ie/en/dictionary/ei/occur


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 Post subject: Re: it occurred to me..
PostPosted: Tue 08 Jun 2021 11:09 am 
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Do rith sé liom - as you say, this means "it occurred to me".
Do rith an smaoineamh chuige - this means roughly the same thing, maybe "the idea struck me"
*Do chuaigh 'na luí ar m(h)'aigne go - "my mind was struck by the fact that"
Do thuig sé in' aigne go - he realised that
Do buaileadh isteach i m'aigne go - I realised that
Do chuaigh sé i bhfeidhm air go - it dawned on him, he started to realise that

The one marked with * doesn't have . Just do chuaigh 'na luí. Bhí ag dul 'na luí ar a n-aigne nár cheart dóibh é ' dhéanamh (not bhí sé ag dul...).


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 Post subject: Re: it occurred to me..
PostPosted: Tue 08 Jun 2021 11:14 am 
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The 2nd one above should have read "the idea struck HIM", but you get the idea.


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 Post subject: Re: it occurred to me..
PostPosted: Tue 08 Jun 2021 12:41 pm 
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thank you both


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