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Post January 10 2005, 16:51 PM
naglingnerk
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What does this mean?

Go raibh maith agat

 
Post January 10 2005, 16:52 PM
piongain
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It means thank you.
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Post January 10 2005, 17:03 PM
Conor
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As eirehaon said, it means "Thank you"

A suitable reply would be "Tá Fáilte Romhat" - You're welcome

Post January 10 2005, 17:24 PM
JSmith13
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Conor wrote:As eirehaon said, it means "Thank you"

A suitable reply would be "Tá Fáilte Romhat" - You're welcome


Now how come when I say that, everyone corrects me with Go ndeana sé a mhaith duit? Am I just fun to make look stupid?? :?
Beidh ár lá linn.......go luath!!

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Post January 10 2005, 17:26 PM
Méabh
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yeah, I think "go ndéana sé maith duit" is a better way of saying it

The "tá fáilte romhat" is sorta Bearlachas according to quite a few native speakers
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Post January 10 2005, 17:28 PM
wdsci
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JSmith13 wrote:
Conor wrote:As eirehaon said, it means "Thank you"

A suitable reply would be "Tá Fáilte Romhat" - You're welcome


Now how come when I say that, everyone corrects me with Go ndeana sé a mhaith duit? Am I just fun to make look stupid?? :?

I don't know, maybe . . . apparently, from what I've heard, "go ndeána sé maith duit" was the "original" way to say "you're welcome" but "tá fáilte romhat" has come into common usage as well. So "tá fáilte romhat" is right, but "go ndéana sé maith duit" is "more" right . . . ?

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Post January 10 2005, 17:29 PM
Conor
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I disagree that "Go ndéana sé maith duit" is a "better" way of waying it. Tá fáilte romhat is completely correct. You also have things like "Fadhb ar bith" :idea:

Post January 10 2005, 17:33 PM
Méabh
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argh, don't feck with me! I just wrote "go ndéana sé maith duit" to someone!

but then again, he'll correct me for sure if it's wrong :lach:
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Post January 10 2005, 17:45 PM
JSmith13
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Conor wrote:I disagree that "Go ndéana sé maith duit" is a "better" way of waying it. Tá fáilte romhat is completely correct. You also have things like "Fadhb ar bith" :idea:


So you were all just picking on me, huh?? :lach:
Beidh ár lá linn.......go luath!!

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Post January 10 2005, 18:01 PM
Redwolf
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JSmith13 wrote:
Conor wrote:I disagree that "Go ndéana sé maith duit" is a "better" way of waying it. Tá fáilte romhat is completely correct. You also have things like "Fadhb ar bith" :idea:


So you were all just picking on me, huh?? :lach:


Not really...but we've had a couple of other regular, day-to-day speakers correct US.

The way I understood it is "Tá fáilte romhat" is really only correct when you're welcoming someone somewhere, whereas "go ndéana sé maith duit" is the correct response to being thanked.

Redwolf


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