Verbal Nouns in the Irish Language
Irish uses a verbal noun, an noun formed from a verb, to express actions which are in progress.
|Tá mé ag ithe.||I am eating.|
|Tá muid ag foghlaim Gaeilge.||We are learning Irish.|
The verbal noun is also used where an infinitive (to eat, to buy) would be used in English.
|Ba mhaith liom imeacht.||I want to leave.|
|Tá áthas orm tú a fheiceáil.||I am happy to see you.|
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