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January 8, 2020 at 6:03 pm #46466
Examples per Buntas Ceacht 102
Le carr a cheannach, a stór. Translated as To buy a car, love.
Nach bhfaigheadh sé carr le ceannach sa bhaile mór anseo? Translated as Wouldn’t he get a car to buy in town here.
In the first phrase it means “in order to”, in order to buy a car
E.g. Tháinig mé anseo le carr a cheannach. – I came here (in order) to buy a car.
The second sentence means an opportunity
(Though the verb faigh is sufficient enough to denote an opportunity and “Nach bhfaigheadh sé carr a cheannach” means actually the same.)