“Tá a fhios do fiú “- is this grammatically correct for “know your worth” ?

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    Remiemontgomery1
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    I am struggling to find an accurate translation for “know your worth” from English to Irish. I have Irish ancestors and I am not fortunate enough myself to understand the language. I would really appreciate if somebody could help me by translating this phrase for me as it has great family value and I am looking to get it translated for a tattoo. Any help is incredibly appreciated, thankyou.

    The closest I have got is the translation ” tá a fhios do fiú “
    Remie Montgomery

    #46202
    eadaoin
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    ” tá a fhios do fiú ” looks very “google translate-ish . . means something like “your worth is knowledge ” (except I think it’s the wrong use of worth)

    I think I’d use LUACH instead of FIÚ

    And maybe AITHNIGH DO LUACH

    or BHÍODH FHIOS AGAT ??AR DO LUACH

    maybe someone will come up with something less clunky later!! Don’t rush off to get that tattoo yet!

    #46203
    Onuvanja
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    Very tricky … “Aithnigh do luach”, as proposed by Éadaoin, sounds quite okay. It literally means “recognise your price”, I’m not sure if it has any connotations. Alternatively, you could say: “bíodh meas agat ort féin” (“respect yourself”), “ná déan beag is fiú díot féin” (“don’t belittle yourself”), “tá fiúntas ionat” (“you’re worth something”).
    Wait for more comments! 🙂

    #46205
    Héilics Órbhuí
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    Maybe “bíodh fios do luacha agat” (lit. have knowledge of your worth), in addition to some of the other suggestions already made (except please please please don’t use “ta a fhios do fiu”, which is utter nonsense).

    #46207
    eadaoin
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    Maybe “bíodh fios do luacha agat” (lit. have knowledge of your worth),

    Yes, I much prefer this to my version.

    And I agree “Tá a fhios” etc etc is just G**gle-rubbish!

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