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Cineálacha Frasaíochta (Irish Terms for Types of Precipitation: Rain, Snow, Sleet, Hail) Posted by on Feb 16, 2017

(le Róislín) Cén sórt cloiche í sin sa phictiúr?  Cloch shneachta.  Sin ceann de na cineálacha frasaíochta a mbeidh muid ag caint fúthu sa bhlagmhír seo. Leis an fhírinne a dhéanamh, oighear atá ann (sa chloch shneachta), in ionad sneachta, ach sin an t-ainm atá ar an gcineál frasaíochta seo.   Ós ag caint ar chlocha…

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Cé Mhéad Sneachta? Asking “How Much Snow” in Irish Posted by on Feb 11, 2017

(le Róislín) Depending on where you live, this may be the time of year for talking about how much snow (sneachta) has fallen in your area.  Or how much is on the ground.  Or how much will fall, according to the weather forecast (de réir réamhaisnéis na haimsire). So we’ll try a few sentences and…

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More Practice with Saying Who Loves Whom in Irish — in am do Lá Fhéile Vailintín Posted by on Feb 6, 2017

(le Róislín) Last year around this time, we looked at ten different ways to say you love someone, with blanks to fill in to complete the sentences, sometimes just a missing letter, sometimes a full word (nasc thíos). This time we’ll revisit some of those phrases, with a few variations, but with different blanks to…

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Cártaí Vailintín?  Cé dóibh?  (Some Irish words for your Valentine’s Card recipients) Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

(le Róislín) With Valentine’s Day coming up, it would be fun to look at list of all the people we might give Valentine’s Day cards to.  In a recent blogpost (nasc thíos), we listed cúig chatagóir déag, and maybe this time, we’ll have a few more.  Today, however, instead of just listing them in Irish,…

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Maidir le coiligh — the Irish for ‘The Year of the Rooster’ and a few other phrases Posted by on Jan 29, 2017

(le Róislín) Ábhair don am seo den bhliain (in ord croineolaíoch): coileach, peil Mheiriceánach, crosóg, úitseach, agus cárta Vailintín.  Remember all these?  They were the subject of the most recent blogpost (nasc thíos), looking at five events or holidays that occur in late January or early-to-mid February. For the next couple of blogposts, we’ll look…

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