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How to Say ‘Post-truth’ in Irish (prefixing ‘fírinne’) Posted by on Jan 11, 2017

(le Róislín)                               One of the recent words to achieve popularity in English is “post-truth.”  People say we now live in a “post-truth” world, where “an fhírinne” is íosta and/or neamhthábhachtach and/or gan bhaint ar bith le cúrsaí an tsaoil. So…

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Family Members, Christmastime — Irish Sentences to Identify the Baileys in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (and the Hatches) Posted by on Dec 12, 2016

(le Róislín) We’ve done a lot with “baill an teaghlaigh” and “gaolta teaghlaigh” in recent blogposts, so today’s post will combine matching up some family relationships in one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time, It’s A Wonderful Life (1946), in acknowledgement of the season. We’ve discussed the translation of the film’s title…

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Scannáin Nollag (Christmas Movies — na teidil i nGaeilge) Posted by on Dec 9, 2012

(le Róislín) Seo rogha de scannáin Nollag a bhfuil clú mór orthu.  Fad m’eolais níl leagan Gaeilge díobh ann so rinne mé an chéad chéim — na teidil a aistriú go Gaeilge.  An aithníonn tú iad?  Agus an féidir leat iad a mheaitseáil leis na teidil i mBéarla?  Mar chuidiú, tá gluais leis na freagraí. …

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Saol an Mhadaidh Bháin — The (Good) Life of the White Dog Posted by on May 8, 2012

(le Róislín) Last blog we looked at the expression “ar muin (ar dhroim) na muice” (being “on the pig’s back,” i.e. well off).   The blog before that also referred to several other examples of figurative speech, including “madraí  bána.”  As with the ‘dromanna muc” (or “muiní muc”), that general reference to “madraí bána” was in…

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