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More Practice with ‘Cén Áit,’ ‘Cén Fhad,’ ‘Cá hÁit’ and ‘Cá Fhad’ Posted by on Aug 4, 2013

(le Róislín) In the last blog we talked about some question phrases for “Where?” (‘Cén Áit,‘ ‘Cá hÁit’) and “How long?” (‘Cén Fhad,’ ‘Cá Fhad’).  The basic gist of that blog is that these question phrases are fairly frequently misheard, which means that sometimes the question “Cén áit?” is answered, when the question “Cén fhad?”…

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Cén Áit? vs. Cén Fhad?: Two Different Questions That Sound Almost Alike Posted by on Jul 31, 2013

(le Róislín) Lately I’ve been wondering if there’s a good Irish equivalent for the English expression, “to put your foot in your mouth.”   The main ingredients are straight forward enough.  The usual word for “foot” is “cos,” although that can also mean “leg,” which could suggest that one is even more of a “freangálaí” than…

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Saol Michael Jackson (1958-2009): Mionchroineolaíocht Posted by on Jul 29, 2009

Now that we’ve recently seen the capsúlbheathaisnéis of Frank McCourt, let’s try the one promised previously for Michael Jackson.  Although the lives of Jackson and McCourt were about as different as could be, I’ve structured the capsúlbheathaisnéisí as similarly as possible, hitting just some eochairphointí (key points).  Do you remember some of the eochairfhocail (keywords)…

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