Verbs in the Irish Language
Irish has the following verb tenses and moods.
|Tense or Mood||Irish Name||Use|
|Present||Aimsir Láithreach||Describes something that is happening at the moment.|
|Habitual Present||Aimsir Ghnáthláithreach||Describes something that happens regularly.|
|Past||Aimsir Chaite||Describes something that happened in the past.|
|Habitual Past, Imperfect||Aimsir Ghnáthchaite||Describes something that happened regularly in the past.|
|Future||Aimsir Fháistineach||Describes something that will happen in the future.|
|Imperative||Modh Ordaitheach||Expresses a command, advice, or a request.|
|Conditional||Modh Coinníollach||Indicates what would happen under certain circumstances.|
|Present Subjunctive||Modh Foshuiteach Láithreach||Expresses a wish.|
The meaning of a verb often depends on the preposition that accompanies it. For example,
Bhuail mé le Seán means "I met Seán"
Bhuail mé Seán means "I hit Seán"