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Na Cluichí Oilimpeacha ó A go Z: The Quiz! (Sports Terms in Irish) Posted by on Aug 20, 2016

(le Róislín) Now that you’ve (hopefully) worked your way through the A-to-Z Olympics glossary that was posted recently (nasc thíos), how about a little fun quiz? An answer key will be provided, so you can see for yourself how you did.  A pronunciation guide will also be added here for some of the trickier ones…

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When Does ‘X’ Become ‘CS’? Freagra: In the Middle of Some Irish Words Posted by on Sep 28, 2015

(le Róislín) Your first thought on looking at the combination “cs” might be the abbreviation for the element ‘cesium’ (caeisiam, i nGaeilge).  Well, maybe not.  Not exactly a “téarma laethúil.”  Maybe “Csárdás,” the Hungarian dance?  That’s “cardas,” i nGaeilge, by the way.  Maybe CSI (an clár teilifíse)?  Any way you look at it, “cs” as a…

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In Áit na mBonn: Cúig Bhonn d’Éirinn sna Cluichí Oilimpeacha Posted by on Aug 12, 2012

(le Róislín) We all know the results of the 2012 Olympics by now, and Ireland’s impressive showing.  Let’s try a little Irish vocabulary based on Olympic themes and honoring an cúigéar buaiteoirí boinn ó Éirinn. First let’s match them with their sport (freagraí thíos, mar is gnách): Boinn Lúthchleasaithe 1. bonn óir a. Paddy Barnes…

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An Spórt Oilimpeach Is Fearr Leat? Buanna Do Thírese? Posted by on Aug 1, 2012

(le Róislín) An maith leat a bheith ag breathnú ar na Cluichí Oilimpeacha?  (Do you like watching the Olympics?, lit. Do you like to be watching the Olympic Games?) Seo cúpla freagra: Is maith [iss mah], yes Ní maith [nee mah], no You could even wax a little more eloquent and say:  Is breá liom…

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