is féidir

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is féidir (past/conditional b’fhéidir)

  1. to be possible
    Is féidir Gaeilge a fhoghlaim.
    It’s possible to learn Irish.
  2. can, be able (with le)
    Is féidir liom canadh.
    I can sing.
    Is féidir le Dónall snámh.
    Dónall can swim.

Usage notes[edit]

The person who is able to do the action may be expressed as the object of le, while the verbal noun expressing the action is expressed as the subject of the sentence (coming at the end by the normal rules of Irish syntax).