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Irish reading practice + quiz Posted by on Aug 31, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! Here’s some Irish read practicing + a quiz, try it out in the comments below! ________________________________________________________________________________ Spáinneach in Éirinn – Spaniard in Ireland    Léigh an sliocht seo thíos agus ansin léigh na ráitis. Cuir tic le A (Fíor), B (Bréagach), nó C (Ní deirtear) i ngach cás. Read this passage below…

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An Irish translator in Brussels Posted by on Aug 13, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! In 2007 Irish was made an official working language of the European Union and so since then numerous translators have taken up residence in Brussels to work for the EU. In the three videos below from 2016 one of those translators, PJ Mac Gabhann, describes life in Brussels and his job as…

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Harry Potter agus an Órchloch Posted by on Jun 29, 2021

Harry Potter agus an Órchloch le J. K. Rowling Last week I wrote about some Irish language resources, and I mentioned reading books in Irish that you are already familiar with in English. Below is an excerpt from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Irish. See if you can catch any familiar words in…

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Irish language resources online Posted by on Jun 23, 2021

Dia daoibh! Conas atá sibh? Tá súil agam go bhfuil tú go maith. How are you all? I hope that you are well. Today I wanted to share some resources online with you to help with your Irish language journey. Irish language TV online Irish language radio online Watching TV or listening to the radio…

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Traveling Posted by on May 31, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! As more and more people get vaccinated, it seems as if travel this summer is back on the table. So if you are planning a summer time trip to Ireland, check out some travel related vocabulary below. Hello (initial greeting, lit. God to you) – Dia duit Hello (in response, lit. God…

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Irish sayings Posted by on Apr 30, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! Expressions and sayings are always important to learn to sound more native, so here are some common Irish sayings. Feel free to write more in the comments! Go néirí an bóthar leat Translation: May the road be successful with you Meaning: Good luck on your journey (literal and figurative) Níl saoi gan…

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An Aimsir Láithreach – The Present Tense Posted by on Apr 22, 2021

An Aimsir Láithreach – The Present Tense  When conjugating Irish verbs in the present tense, there are two categories: “1st conjugation” and “2nd conjugation” verbs. 1st conjugation verbs have one syllable and 2nd conjugation verbs have two or more syllables. It’s important to remember this because they have different conjugations. Also, it is important to remember…

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