So, you’re interested in learning the language, eh? There’s lots of great resources online for familiarising yourself with the language, such as radio and TV webcasts. Try to find an Irish class in your area, but a good backup to start with is a learn-on-your-own software. And I’ve chosen a couple for you here.
Archive for September, 2008
I love you = Tá grá agam duit
Literally, it means “I have love for you”. You can also say “Tá grá agam ort“, if you like.
Hello = Dia Dhuit
Dia Dhuit is a very common way of saying Hello in Irish. Literally, it means something like “God to you”.
Thank you = Go raibh maith agat
Saying “Thank you” in Irish depends on how many people you are speaking to. If you are
speaking to one person, you say Go raibh maith agat.
Family = Teaghlach
Pronounce Teaghlach like chai-lockh, giving the -ckh a throaty sound.
Love = Grá
Pronunciation of Grá
In Munster and Connacht Irish, pronounce the word as graw.