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How do you say I love you in Gaelic?

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Post July 08 2002, 23:02 PM
CelticBooza
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I need to know how to say I love you in Gaelic to my girlfriend because both of us are really Irish and I think it would be kinky.
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Post July 09 2002, 12:13 PM
Nainsi
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I love you, Gráim thú , pronounced /graw-im hoo/

To hear the pronunciation, and for lots of other phrases, go to the Irish Gaelic Phrases page. The link is at the top of this page in the box.

Post May 28 2006, 2:39 AM
Goalee
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or you could also say
ta' tu' gra ma' croi which is a formal way of saying i love you/ i am very fond of you
I am just a begginer and i am just learning this language ALWAYS wait for corrections on my work.

i may just be learning irish but i do know spanish and french quite well if anyone needs help with that

Post May 28 2006, 3:02 AM
mhwombat
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Goalee wrote:or you could also say
ta' tu' gra ma' croi which is a formal way of saying i love you/ i am very fond of you

Not quite. You have to use the copula when you equate two things "grá mo chroí = tú", and it's "mo", not "ma". Also, the accents are very important.

[is] grá mo chroí thú

It's not an especially formal phrase either.

Post May 28 2006, 3:21 AM
wdsci
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Nainsi wrote:I love you, Gráim thú , pronounced /graw-im hoo/

To hear the pronunciation, and for lots of other phrases, go to the Irish Gaelic Phrases page. The link is at the top of this page in the box.

Technically yes, but in practice, no - that phrases page isn't exactly the best resource, we've noticed. Some of the more usual ways are
Tá grá agam duit = "I love you"
Mo ghrá thú = "My love to you" or "You are my love" depending on how you interpret it
Tá mo chroí istigh ionat = "My heart is within you" - a nice Irish expression that essentially means "I love you"
Tá mé i ngrá leat = "I am in love with you" (it actually means something different, just like in English, but is often lumped with the above)

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Post May 28 2006, 19:57 PM
Goalee
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Thanks alot for ripping my dreams appart Mh :cry:
I am just a begginer and i am just learning this language ALWAYS wait for corrections on my work.

i may just be learning irish but i do know spanish and french quite well if anyone needs help with that

Post May 28 2006, 20:10 PM
Caffler
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and not forgetting the inevitable, debatable, and non-emphatic colloquial
is tú mo ghrá
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Post May 28 2006, 20:16 PM
mhwombat
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Goalee wrote:Thanks alot for ripping my dreams appart Mh :cry:

Tá brón orm! Image

Stick around, keep plugging away at it. Most people's first translations on this site leave something to be desired.

Post May 28 2006, 20:18 PM
wdsci
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Yeah - in fact there are some of us who have been around for years and whose translations still leave something to be desired :hallo:

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Post May 28 2006, 20:27 PM
Goalee
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Im just learning this language and i starting to pick on some stuff but its still not perfect... i will eventually get better just takes alot of practice :D
I am just a begginer and i am just learning this language ALWAYS wait for corrections on my work.

i may just be learning irish but i do know spanish and french quite well if anyone needs help with that


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