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greeting: Tá Críost éirithe! response: Na bhfuil e go sé éirithe!


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03:26 May 1, 2008
Irish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Religion / religious greeting I heard
Irish term or phrase: greeting: Tá Críost éirithe! response: Na bhfuil e go sé éirithe!
In English we say Christ is risen! Truly, He is risen! But I'm wondering what a more accurate translation of the response, because I have also heard the response "Go deimhin, tá sé éirithe!" and I dont know the difference between the two or why the latter one is preferred in the online translations provided on personal and church websites.
Josiah Berkebile

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5indeed he has risen
Orla Ryan



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indeed he has risen

Go deimhin, tá sé éirithe! ... means "Indeed he has risen".
To be honest, the other one doesn't make sense nor is it grammatically correct.

Orla Ryan
Local time: 04:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: Thank you. The other translation I think was a personal attempt by someone I know to try and translate the phrase into Irish. His Irish is really shaky though. I will use the response you think makes the most sense.

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