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Cén stíl agus cén chuma? (What style and what appearance?) Posted by on Feb 28, 2014

(le Róislín) B’fhéidir gurb í seo ceann de na fuinneoga is clúití i stair ealaíne.  An aithníonn tú í?  Bhí sí sa phictiúr a bhí sa bhlag is déanaí (https://blogs.transparent.com/irish/cad-a-dheanfaidh-tu-ar-an-deireadh-seachtaine-seo-what-are-you-doing-this-wee/).  Cén stíl í? Perhaps this is one of the most famous windows in the history of art.  Do you recognize it?  It was in the…

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Cad a dhéanfaidh tú ar an deireadh seachtaine seo? (What are you doing this weekend?) Posted by on Feb 25, 2014

(le Róislín) A couple of months ago we posed this question on the Transparent Language Irish Blog: Cad a dhéanfaidh tú ar an deireadh seachtaine seo? (What are you doing this weekend?) https://www.facebook.com/learn.irish/posts/10152034063644295?stream_ref=10 Let’s look at some possible answers.  How many can you translate? 1. Rachaidh mé ag siopadóireacht. [… egg SHOP-uh-dohrzh-ukht] 2. Rachaidh mé…

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Droichead na Cónaidhme nó ‘Réise na mBeann Glas’ (Mar a Dúradh) Posted by on Feb 22, 2014

(le Róislín) I couldn’t resist spending a little more time with bridges (droichid) since Canada’s Confederation Bridge has such a clever nickname, as bestowed by …, hmm, which Irish person?  (freagra thíos). Just a quick review of the phrase “Droichead na Cónaidhme,” before we get to the nickname: droichead [DRIH-hud], bridge na [nuh], here it…

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Speaking of ‘Droichid’ (From Ha’penny to $45) Posted by on Feb 18, 2014

(le Róislín) Ó Dhroichead na Leathphingine i mBaile Átha Cliath go ceann de na droichid is daoire ar domhan sa lá atá inniu ann!  Is iad “droichid” ábhar ár mblag inniu.  An bhfuil a fhios agat cad é an droichead dola daor atá i gceist agam? But before we get down to brass tacks and…

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An bhfuil do ghlas crochta crochta agat fós? Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

 (le Róislín) No, that’s not an overlooked duplication of words.  “Glas crochta” is a padlock (hmm, guess why that topic came up in today’s blog!) and “crochta” means “hung” or “hanging,” from the verb “croch” (hang). First let’s discuss the word “glas,” since it’s a triple homonym in Irish.  One “glas” means “green.”   A second…

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