I am at a loss

Ciamar a chanas mi.... / How do I say...
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I am at a loss

Unread post by poor_mouse » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:39 am

Ciamar a theireadh sibh "I am at a loss" sa Ghàidhlig?


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Re: I am at a loss

Unread post by faoileag » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:16 pm

Doubt if there's a close tr*nsl*t**n that would suit all contexts.

E.g. At a loss for words = speechless = balbh

Otherwise 'At a loss' could mean 'don't know what to do' / have no solution / am bewildered etc

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Re: I am at a loss

Unread post by akerbeltz » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:22 am

What context?

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Re: I am at a loss

Unread post by poor_mouse » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:21 am

I do not know what to do or what to say, I am perplexed or some such thing...
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Re: I am at a loss

Unread post by An Gobaire » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:13 pm

You could say it like this:

Tha (whatever the problem is) a' (dubh-)fhairtleachadh ormsa .....

(The "dubh" adds further oomph)
or

Tha e a' fairtleachadh orm dè ...(whatever the problem)

or

Tha mi air (mo) chall. (Metaphorically lost) (At a loss in sense of confusion metaphorically speaking)

Or if none of those work in the context you need, then can't go wrong with a simple: "Chan eil fhios agam dè nì mi." etc
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Re: I am at a loss

Unread post by poor_mouse » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:15 pm

Mòran taing!
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