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PostPosted: Thu 29 Mar 2012 8:31 pm 
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What is the meaning/use(s) of atá?


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 Post subject: Re: Clarification.
PostPosted: Thu 29 Mar 2012 8:44 pm 
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atá means "that is" in the sense of "Here is the book that is required for the course."

Generally speaking, when a* is directly followed by a verb, it means "that" or "which". In other words, it introduces a relative clause. In almost all cases, there's a space between a and the verb, but not before . Instead of a tá, we write atá.

You might find this article helpful: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=841

* Note that I'm talking about a without a fada. á followed by a verb has a different meaning.

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 Post subject: Re: Clarification.
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Great! I'll check it out!

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