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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2012 3:42 am 
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Hi guys,

Great to be a part of your forum!

I'm hoping to get a translation for "Whatever It Takes" for a tattoo piece.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

The following are suggested translations from another forum, however I was advised to check with you guys as apparently you are the best!
- Cóir maireach or
- Go breas nó go treas

Thanks again

James


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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2012 6:07 am 
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james.s.kelly wrote:
Hi guys,

Great to be a part of your forum!

I'm hoping to get a translation for "Whatever It Takes" for a tattoo piece.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

The following are suggested translations from another forum, however I was advised to check with you guys as apparently you are the best!
- Cóir maireach or
- Go breas nó go treas

Thanks again

James


Welcome to the forum, James!

Could we get a bit of context for the quote? Irish often expresses things very differently from English, so the more we know about what you want to say and why, the better we can translate it for you.

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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2012 1:08 pm 
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james.s.kelly wrote:
- Cóir maireach or
- Go breas nó go treas



I haven't heard either before.

But wingléacht (an Irish dictionary) has "Go breas nó go treas" meaning "by hook or by crook", so that sounds like what you want.

But wait for more opinions.


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PostPosted: Fri 04 May 2012 6:41 pm 
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I've found for - by any means necessary - ar ais nó ar éigean


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PostPosted: Fri 11 May 2012 10:16 am 
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Thanks for all your help guys, really appreciate all of your efforts!!

To give a bit of context Redwolf, I first saw the phrase "Whatever It Takes" in the change rooms of a sporting team where it really resonated with me. In that context I guess they mean doing anything to help your fellow brother on the field. Since then I've applied it to all aspects of life; building my business, caring for family, looking out for friends, competing on the field. Doing whatever it takes to provide for and look after all that is important to me in life.

I hope that helps Redwolf.

Thank you Franc 91, "any means necessary" as "ar ais nó ar éigean" sounds on the right track. Can anyone confirm this? :D

Thanks again everyone, such a great help!

James


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PostPosted: Fri 11 May 2012 11:06 am 
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Cóir máireach - at all costs, right or wrong


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PostPosted: Sat 12 May 2012 3:17 pm 
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Hi everyone!

Just been looking on the net and found the following translation at www.irishdictionary.ie

do whatever is necessary = déan cibé rud is gá(n:)

Can anyone pls tell me if this is the correct translation for that phrase, or if it's only a translation for the word "whatever" when used in that context. I ask this because this translation was a result of the word search for "whatever".

Thanks again people would be lost without yas!

James


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PostPosted: Sat 12 May 2012 8:15 pm 
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Déan cibé rud is gá is very literally "do whatever is necessary".

From that, you could extract cibé rud is gá "whatever is necessary".

In both Munster and Connacht (not sure about Ulster), you could also shorten it to pé rud is gá.

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PostPosted: Mon 14 May 2012 11:09 pm 
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james.s.kelly wrote:
I'm hoping to get a translation for "Whatever It Takes" for a tattoo piece.


If I was translating this I would put it:

Pé rud is gá
(already given)
or
Pé rud a theastós

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