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Buns na Gaeilge - Basic Irish Language There is no other way to revive Irish than for a crowd of people to spread

it. - Douglas Hyde Note: The spellings and pronunciations used are based on Aideen's own natural use of Connemara Irish but they have been kept simple, so as to be understood where there are differences in the language. For example, the word 'feicfidh' is used only in Connemara Irish; in Leinster, Ulster and Munster the word is 'cfidh'. There are two pronunciations; Leinster/Munster - kee-fee; Ulster - chee-fee. The biggest problem for people whose native language is English is that the soft 't' and 'd' are in Irish, but not in English; it's difficult to 'reproduce' them in writing. Where I use 'th' and 'dh' here, they are best achieved by putting your tongue gently behind your front upper teeth." Click here for our words & phrases Index. Lesson 5 The Language of Love - in Irish This is a revised and updated version of our St. Valentine''s Day offering. The difference is that some of the following words and phrases can be used at any time of the year, whenever romance is in the air. Phrase: St Valentine's Day Irish: L Fhle Vailintn Pronunciation: law ay-leh val-in-theen Phrase: Happy St Valentine's Day Beannachta na Fhle Vailintn Pronunciation: Ban-ochth-thee na Fay-leh val-in-theen Literally, Blessings of St. Valentine Word: Card Irish: crta

Pronunciation: cawrth-ah Word: Anonymously (without signature) Irish: gan ainm ar bith or gan sne Pronunciation: gahn an-im err bih or gan sheen-eh Word: Love Irish: gr Pronunciation: graw Phrase: My love Irish: A gr Pronunciation: ah ghraw Word: Lover Irish: Leannn Pronunciation: lih-ahn-awn Word: Darling Irish: a str Pronunciation: ah sthohr Phrase: Soul mate Irish: Anam Cara Pronunciation: ah-nahm khara Phrase: I love you Irish: T cion agam ort Pronunciation: thaw kiuhn ag-gum urth Phrase: My love to you Irish: Mo gr th Pronunciation: muh ghraw hoo Word: Darling Irish: a str Pronunciation: ah sthohr Phrase: Love of my heart Irish: a str mo chro Pronunciation: ah sthohr muh khree Word: Heart Irish: cro Pronunciation: kree

Word: Rose Irish: rs Pronunciation: rose Phrase: My love/My dear Irish: A ghr Pronunciation: Ah ghraw Phrase: My sweetheart Irish: Mo mhuirnn Pronunciation: Muh voor-neen Phrase: Kiss me Irish: Pg m Pronunciation: Pogue may Phrase: Hugs and kisses Irish: Barrga agus pga Pronunciation: Bahrogue-ah ah-guss pogue-ah Phrase: I'd give you the blood of my heart Irish: Thabharfainn fuil mo chro duit Pronunciation: hohr-hinn fwill muh khree gwitch Phrase: Will you marry me? Irish: An bpsfaidh t m? Pronunciation: on bohs-ee thoo may? Phrase: Yes, I will marry you Irish: Cinnte (certainly), psfaidh m th Pronunciation: kinn-tcheh, pohs-hee may hoo Phrase: I think I'm in love Irish: Ceapaim go bhfuilim i ngr Pronunciation: kih-ahp-im guh will-im ih ngraw Phrase: Would you like to go out with me? Irish: Ar mian leat sil amach liom? Pronunciation: err veen lih-ath shool ah-mahkh lih-um? (literally: would you like to walk out with me) Phrase: I adore you Irish: dhram th Pronunciation: aw-reem hoo

Phrase: She is (He is) the love of my life Irish: Is gr mo shaol (). Pronunciation: iss graw muh heel ee (ay) Connemara pickup line: I prefer you to a hundred milk cows! Irish: B'fhearr liom th n cad b bainne! Pronunciation: Barr lum hoo no kaydh boh bahn-nyah Phrase: I got four anonymous Valentine cards Irish: Fuair m ceithre chrta Vailintn gan ainm ar bith orthu Pronunciation: foo-ir may keh-reh cawr-thee val-in-theen gahn an-im err bih ur-hoo Phrase: He sent me a bouquet of a dozen red roses Irish: Chuir s crobhaing de dhosaen rsanna dearga chugam Pronunciation: khuir shay kruv-eng djeh gus-ayn rose-ahnah djahr-gah hug-ahm Phrase: I love you Irish: T cion agam ort Pronunciation: thaw kiuhn ag-gum urth Image: First Kiss by Kim Anderson from All Posters

Lesson #6 Sending a card for a birthday or other occasion? These phrases will come in handy. According to Aideen, they are generally written rather than spoken; apparently Irish speakers are not this formal in everyday conversation. So use these when you want to write a special greeting.Phrase: Happy Birthday Irish: L Breithe Shona Pronunciation: Law breh-heh huna Phrase: Happy Anniversary Irish: Comhgirdeas bhur gceiliradh Pronuniation: koh-gawr-jeas wur gel-oor-ah* * This is not specifically 'anniversary' but 'celebration' and could be used for many such occasions. In the singular it would be: do cheiliradh, pronounced dhuh chel-oor-ah Phrase: Happy St. Patrick's Day Irish:Beannachta na File Pdraig Pronunciation: Ban-ochth-thee na Fay-leh Paw-drig Phrase: Good luck and best wishes Irish: Slinte agus Saol Agat (Agaibh*) Pronunciation: Slaw-intche agus seel ah-guth (ah-geev*) Literally means '(good) health and life to you' *plural Phrase: Happy Easter Irish: Beannachta na Csca

Pronunciation: Ban-ochth-thee na caws-ca Phrase: Merry Christmas Irish: Nollaig Shona Pronunciation: Null-ig huna Phrase: Happy New Year Irish: Athbhlian faoi mhaise Pronunciation: Ah-vleen fwee wash-eh According to Aideen, one of the easiest and nicest catch-all phrases, suitable for any occasion would be: Irish: Slinte agus saol agat* - Health (good implied) and life (long implied) to you Prounciation: Slaw-in-che ah-gus seel ah-guth *agaibh (plural) ah-giv but with one 'amendment' - in the case of a new baby the blessing would be to the parentsfor the child and would be: Irish: Slinte agus saol ar bhur leanbh nua Pronunciation: Slaw-in-che ah-gus seel er wur lan-iv noo-ah Lesson #7 - Basic Irish: A selection of toasts From the classic Slainte and how to pronounce it to a few other not so common ones and how to pronounce those, too, you're sure to impress family and friends at the next social event when you toast the gathering in the Irish! Toast: May God not weaken your hand Irish: Nr laga Dia do lmh Pronunciation: Nar lah-ga Djee-ah dhu lawv
Toast: May we be alive at this same time again Irish: Go mbeirimd beo ar an am seo ars Pronunciation: Guh mer-i-meedh bee-oh er an am Toast: May you live and may you wear it out Irish: Go mairir is go gathair Pronunciation: Guh mah-rir is guh gah-hir Toast: Health and life to you The woman of your choice for you A child every year for you And may you die in Ireland Irish: Slinte agus saol agat Bean ar do mhian agat Leanbh gach blian agat Agus bs n ireann Pronunciation: Slaw-in-tche agus seel ah-guth

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Toast: Health to the men and may the women live forever Irish: Slinte na bhfear agus go maire na mna go deo Pronunciation: Slaw-in-tche na var agus guh mara na m-naw Toast: Health! (Could be to one or to a crowd) Irish: Slinte Pronunciation: Slaw-in-tche For More Irish words & phrases please click here:

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Image: Gaeilge Beo from All Posters and Prints. Buns na Gaeilge - Basic Irish Language There is no other way to revive Irish than for a crowd of people to spread it. - Douglas Hyde Note: The spellings and pronunciations used are based on Aideen's own natural use of Connemara Irish but they have been kept simple, so as to be understood where there are differences in the language. For example, the word 'feicfidh' is used only in Connemara Irish; in Leinster, Ulster and Munster the word is 'cfidh'. There are two pronunciations; Leinster/Munster - kee-fee; Ulster - chee-fee. The biggest problem for people whose native language is English is that the soft 't' and 'd' are in Irish, but not in English; it's difficult to 'reproduce' them in writing. Where I use 'th' and 'dh' here, they are best achieved by putting your tongue gently behind your front upper teeth." Click here for our words & phrases Index. Lesson 1 Starters Unless you can arrange to spend a year or so living in the Gaeltacht - an Irish speaking part of the country - learning the language will probably be nigh on impossible for most people. That said, in our basic Irish section, we have attempted to share with you simple words and phrases we think you will find both fun and useful. Photo credit: Cluiche

Phrase: Thank you Irish: Go raibh maith agat Pronunciation: Guh row mah aguth (row as in cow) Phrase: You're welcome Irish: T filte romhat Pronunciation: Thaw foil-cheh roath Phrase: Hello Irish: Dia dhuit Pronunciation: Djee-ah gwitch Phrase: What is your name? Irish: Cad is ainm duit? Pronunciation: Codh is anam gwitch Phrase: My name is Judith Flynn Irish: Judith Flynn is ainm dom Pronunciation: Judith Flynn is aman dhum Phrase: How are you? Irish: Conas t t? Pronunciation: Kunas thaw thoo Phrase: I am fine Irish: T me go maith Prounciation: Thaw may guh mah Phrase: How old are you? Irish: Cad is aois duit?* Pronunciation: Codh is eesh gwitch *Not a colloquially correct expression. Much better to use Cn aois th? Kayn eesh hoo Phrase: What time is it? Irish: Cn t-am ? Pronunciation: Kayn thom ay Phrase: It's three o'clock Irish: T s a tri a chlog Pronunciation: Thaw shay three a (c)hlug - not 'ch' as in 'chew', the 'c' is almost silent Phrase: Today is Sunday Irish: Inniu an* D Domhnaigh Pronunciation: Djay dhough-knee * Omit 'an' - equivalent to saying Today is the Sunday Word: Monday Irish: D Luain Pronunciation: Djay loo-in Word: Tuesday Irish: D Mirt Pronunciation: Djay moyrch Word: Wednesday Irish: D Chadaoin

Pronunciation: Djay Kay-dheen Word: Thursday Irish: D Dardaoin Pronunciation: Djay Djayr-dheen Word: Friday Irish: D hAoine Pronunciation: Djay-heenah Word: Saturday Irish: D Sathairn Pronunciation: Djay Sah-harn Phrase: Goodnight, see you tomorrow Irish: Oiche mhaith, feicfidh m ar ball t*. Pronunciation: Ee-heh wah,. feck-hee may er boll hoo *This is singular. To make it plural, replace t with sibh'- shiv. The problem here is that 'feicfidh' is used only in Connemara Irish (which is what I speak) but in Leinster, Ulster and Munster the word is 'cfidh', which has two different pronunciations. Leinster/Munster - kee-fee; Ulster - chee-fee. Note: To keep things as simple as possible, we are going to use Aideen's Connemara Irish. Lesson 2 Phrase: Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening We don't really use specific phrases for greetings on meeting at any particular part of the day. So, for simplification, best not to split them and just use Hello at any time of the day - quite acceptable and widely used. Irish: Dia duit (singular) Pronunciation: djee-ah gwitch Phrase: Dhia dhibh (plural) Pronunciation: djee-ah yeeve Phrase: What will you have? Irish: Card a bhas agat? Pronunciation: kay-rdh a vays aguth Phrase: I'd like a Guinness (please) Irish: Piont (leath-phiont) Guinness/Murphy's/Harp led' thoil Pronunciation: Pionth Guinness/Murphy's/Harp ledh hell Note: 'bar-speak' is a little more specific and people would tend to ask for "a pint" or "half-pint" without always mentioning the brand (means Guinness unless otherwise specified!), so I'm changing this slightly to suit more usually used idioms. We don't usually use the phrase "I'd like" as such (directly translated) but rather simply, give the item and add a shortish "please" Phrase: I'd like an Irish Coffee (please) Irish: Caif Gaelach led' thoil Pronunciation: Cah- fay gwael-och ledh hell Phrase: I'd like a glass of water (please) Irish: Gloinne uisce led' thoil Pronunciation: Glinn-eh ish-geh ledh hell Lesson 3 Phrase: Where is the nearest ________? (list of locations follows)

Irish: C bhfuil an _______ is cngara (or is giorra) is a direct translation. Pronunciation: Caw will on_______ is coan-gar-ee (or is girra) NOTE: I would use 'I'm looking for a ________ " It's less stilted in Irish and probably easier for a beginner. Phrase: I am looking for _______ Irish: Tim ag lorg _______ Pronunciation: Thaw-im a' lurg ___ (The 'g' is usually silent here) Locations: Men's Room Irish: Seomra na bhfear Pronunciation: Shome-reh na varr Ladies' Room Irish: Seomra na mban Pronunciation: Shome-reh na mon (as in 'gone') Hospital Irish: Oispidil Pronunciation: Us -pi-djayl Police Station Irish: Stisin na nGrda Pronunciation: Sthaw-shoon nah ngaw -dhee Post Office Irish: Ofig an phoist Pronunciation: If-ig an fwisht Pharmacy/Chemist Irish: Poiticir Pronunciation: Puth-i-kayr Grocery Store Irish: Siopa grisar Pronunciation: Shup-eh gross-ayr Pub Irish: stlann Pronunciation: oasth-lunn Hotel Irish: stn Pronunciation: oasth-awn Hair Salon/barber Irish: Gruaigeadir Pronunciation: Grew-ig-a-dhoor (as in door) Lesson 4 This was overlooked - The months of the year! As we feel these words would be used sooner rather than later we squeezed them in here. For those who are early visitors, we moved the words of love up to the next Lesson (5). Months of the Year January Irish: Eanir Pronunciation: an-aw-irr February Irish: Feabhra Pronunciation: feow-rah March Irish: Mrta

Pronunciation: mawr-thah April Irish: Aibren Pronunciation: ab-rawn May Irish: Bealtaine Pronunciation: bahl-theh-neh June Irish: Meitheamh Pronunciation: meh-huv July Irish: Iil Pronunciation: oo-il August Irish: Lnasa Pronunciation: loo-nah-sah September Irish: Men Fomhair Pronunciation: mahn foh-ir October Irish: Deireadh Fomhair Pronunciation: djeh-reh foh-ir November Irish: Samhain Pronunciation: sow (as in cow) -in December Irish: Nollaig Pronunciation: null-ig For More Irish words & phrases please click here: Irish Index Image: Gaeilge Beo from All Posters and Prints. Buns na Gaeilge - Basic Irish Language

There is no other way to revive Irish than for a crowd of people to spread it. - Douglas Hyde Note: The spellings and pronunciations used are based on Aideen's own natural use of Connemara Irish but they have been kept simple, so as to be understood where there are differences in the language. For example, the word 'feicfidh' is used only in Connemara Irish; in Leinster, Ulster and Munster the word is 'cfidh'. There are two pronunciations; Leinster/Munster - kee-fee; Ulster - chee-fee. The biggest problem for people whose native language is English is that the soft 't' and 'd' are in Irish, but not in English; it's difficult to 'reproduce' them in writing. Where I use 'th' and 'dh' here, they are best achieved by putting your tongue gently behind your front upper teeth." Click here for our words & phrases Index. Lesson #11 - Beverages & Drinks Just so you know, the Irish refer to anything that isn't alcoholic as a beverage. Beverages: Word: Tea Irish: T Pronunciation: tay Word: Coffee Irish: Caif Pronunciation: cah-fay Phrase: I'd like a cup of tea Irish: Ba mhait liom cupn T Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um cup-awn tay Phrase: I'd like a cup of coffee Irish: Ba mhait liom cupn Caif Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um cup-awn cah-fay Phrase: We'd like a pot of tea Irish: Ba mhaith linn pota T Pronunciation: bah wah linn puh-tha tay Phrase: We'd like a pot of coffee Irish: Ba mhaith linn pota Caif Pronunciation: bah wah linn puh-tha cah-fay Word: Milk Irish: Bainne Pronunciation: bann-yeh Word: Lemonade Irish: liomanide Pronunciation: lim-un-aw-idje Word: Water

Irish: uisce Pronunciation: ish-geh Phrase: I'd like a glass of milk Irish: Ba mhaith liom gloinne bainne Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um glinne-eh bann-yeh Phrase: I'd like a glass of lemonade Irish: Ba mhaith liom gloinne liomainide Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um glinne-eh lim-un-ay-dje Phrase: I'd like a glass of water Irish: Ba mhaith liom gloinne uisce Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um glinne-eh ish-geh Phrase: I'd like a glass of cider Irish: Ba mhaith liom gloinne siodre Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um glinne-eh she-dreh Phrase: I'd like ice with my drink, please* Irish: Ba mhaith liom oighear san deoch sinn led' thoil Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um eye-er san djee-uch shin ledh hell *Literally translated for Irish idiom - I'd like ice in that drink please. Drinks Word: Drinks Irish: Deochanna Pronunciation: dee-yuch-ahnnah Word: Whiskey Irish: Uisce Beatha Pronunciatiion: ish-ge bah-hah Word: Beer Irish: Beoir Pronunciation: bee-oh-ir Word: Wine Irish: Fon Pronunciation: fee-un Phrase: Red Wine Irish: Fon dearg Pronunciation: fee-un djearg Phrase: White Wine Irish: Fon bn Pronunciation: fee-un bawn Phrase: I'd like a glass of beer Irish: Ba mhaith liom gloinne beoir Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um glinn-eh bee-oh-ir Phrase: I'd like a pint of beer Irish: Ba mhaith liompiontae beoir Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um pee-yun-thah bee-oh-ir Phrase: A bottle of red wine please Irish: buidal fon dearg led' thoil Pronunciation: bwi-jail fee-un djerg ledh hell

Phrase: Please let me get the next round* Irish: Beidh seo ormsa Pronunciation: Bye shuh urm-sa *I've not translated this directly, as it is not usually said in that way. When it's time for the next round, we would say, "I'll get these" and that's what I've translated. Lesson #12 - ClothingWord: Clothes Irish: ada Pronunciation: ay-dhee Word: Coat Irish: cta Pronunciation: coh-tha Word: Sweater Irish: geansa Pronunciation: gan-zee Word: Skirt Irish: sciorta Pronunciation: skerr-thah Word: Shoes: Irish: brga Pronunciation: broh-geeh Word: Dress Irish: gna Pronunciation: goo-nah Word: Pants Irish: brst Pronunciation: breesh-thee Word: Hat Irish: hata Pronunciation: hah-tha Word: Cap Irish: caipn Pronunciation: kop-een Phrase: What should I wear today? Irish: Card ba chir dom a chaitheamh inniu? Pronunciation: kay-erdh bah koh-ir dhum ah chah-iv inn-you? Phrase: Bring a raincoat Irish: Tg cta bist leat Pronunciation: thohg coh-tha baw-shtee lee-ath Phrase: Isn't she wearing a lovely dress? Irish: Nach aoibeann an gna sin uirthi? Pronunciation: Noch eeven an goo-nah shin ir-hee? Phrase: You should dress warmly Irish: N mr duit ada nos troime a chaiteamh Pronunciation: Knee more dhitch ay-dhee knees thrim-eh ah chah-iv Phrase: I'd like to buy an Aran sweater

Irish: Ba mhaith liom geansa ran a cheannach Pronunciation: Bah whye li-um gan-zee aw-ran a khian-ock Phrase: Is it necessary to wear a hat for the wedding? Irish: Ar g dom hata a chaiteamh ag an mbainis? Pronunciation: Err gaw dhum hah-tha ah chah-iv egg on mon-ish? Phrase: These shoes are not comfortable Irish: T na brga seo m-chompirdeach Pronunciation: Thaw nah broh-geeh shuh mee-khum-pohr-dhuch Irish Lesson #13 - Entertainment Heading out on the town for entertainment, Irish-style? Here are a few Irish words and phrases to add to your vocabulary. We had to grin when our Irish translator gave up on bowling and line-dancing. She says: "Just couldn't find suitable translations for them. I suspect that the English words are just slotted into Irish conversation, like the French "Le Weekend"! May be so.Word: Theatre Irish: Amharclann Pronunciation: our-chlann Word: Cinema Irish: Pictrlann Pronunciation: pick-thoor-lan Word: Nightclub Irish: Club Oche Pronunciation: club ee-heh Word: Pub/Bar Irish: stin Pronunciation: oh-sth-law-een Word: Hotel Irish: stlann Pronunciation: Oh-sth-lawn Word: Concert Irish: ceolchoirm Pronunciation: kee-ohl-quirm Word: Play or drama Irish: dhraw-mah Pronunciation: dhraw-mah Word: Film/movie Irish: scannn Pronunciation: scan-awn Word: Dancing Irish: Rince Pronunciation: rin-keh Word: Television Irish: telefs Pronunciation: tell-eh-feesh Word: Traditional Music Irish: Ceol traidisinta

Pronunciation: Kee-ohl thrad-ish-oon-tha Word: Museum Irish: iarsmalann Pronunciation: ears-mah-lan Word: Art Gallery Irish: Gaileara Pronunciation: Gaileara Word: Park Irish: Parc Pronunciation: paw-rc Phrase: There will be good traditional music at the pub tonight Irish: Beidh ceol traidisinta maith ag an stin anocht Pronunciation: bye kee-ohl thrad-ish-oon-tha my egg on oh-sth-law-een ah-nucht Phrase: What is showing at the cinema now? Irish: Card t ar sil ag an bpictrlann faoi lthair? Pronunciation: Kay-erdh that er shool egg on bip-thoor-lan fwee law-hir For More Irish words & phrases please click here: Irish Index Image: Gaeilge Beo from All Posters and Prints. Buns na Gaeilge - Basic Irish Language There is no other way to revive Irish than for a crowd of people to spread it.
- Douglas Hyde

Note: The spellings and pronunciations used are based on Aideen's own natural use of Connemara Irish but they have been kept simple, so as to be understood where there are differences in the language. For example, the word 'feicfidh' is used only in Connemara Irish; in Leinster, Ulster and Munster the word is 'cfidh'. There are two pronunciations; Leinster/Munster - keefee; Ulster - chee-fee. The biggest problem for people whose native language is English is that the soft 't' and 'd' are in Irish, but not in English; it's difficult to 'reproduce' them in writing. Where I use 'th' and 'dh' here, they are best achieved by putting your tongue gently behind your front upper teeth."

Click here for our words & phrases Index. Lesson #23 - Car and Driving. For directions see Lesson 3. Note from Aideen: I've deliberately used the words 'car' and 'petrol' instead of 'auto' and 'gasoline', as these are the words used in Ireland. If I give a translation for 'gasoline', it would be the wrong fuel and not be the word used for what you need to put in the engine to drive the car. Word: Driving Irish: tomint Pronunciation: thumb-aw-inch
Word: Driver Irish: tiomna

Pronunciation: thumb-awn-ee Word: Car Irish: gluaisten Pronunciation: gloosh-thawn Word: Petrol Irish: peitreal Pronunciation: peth-ral Word: Oil Irish: ola Pronunciation: ulla Phrase: Driving-licence Irish: ceadnas tiomna Pronunciation: kyadh-oon-as thumb-awna Word: Parking Irish: pirceil Pronunciation: pawr-kawyl Phrase: Car-hire Irish ligint-ghluaisten Pronunciation: lig-inch gloosh-thawn Word: Accident Irish: timpist Pronunciation: thim-pisht

Phrase: Traffic lights Irish: solais bhthair Pronunciation: sull-ish voh-hir Word: Police** Irish: grda (Sochna) Pronunciation: gawr-dhee shee-uch-awna **In Ireland, Guardians (of the peace) Word: Insurance Irish: rachas Pronunciation: awr-a-khas Phrase: We would like to a hire a car for two weeks Irish: ba mhaith linn gluaisten a ligint he h-aghaidh dh sheachtaine Pronuniation: bah wye linn gloosh-thawn a lig-inch le hye ghaw shock-then-eh Phrase: How much will that cost? Irish cn chostas a bhas ar sinn? Pronunciation: kayn khus-thas a vays err shin? Phrase: Where is the nearest petrol station? Irish: c bhfuil an stisin pheitreal is giorra? Pronunciation: kaw will on sthaw-shoon feth-ril is girra? Phrase: I had an accident Irish: bh timpist agam Pronunciation: vee thim-pist agum Phrase: I have a flat tire ('tire' is always spelt 'tyre' in Ireland and the translation is literally for a 'soft' tyre) Irish: T bonn bog agam Pronunciation: thaw bun bug ah-gum Phrase: Where is the nearest repair shop? (We don't use the phrase repair shop in Ireland; it's always referred to as a garage) Irish: C bhfuil an gariste is giorra? Pronunciation: kaw will an gar-aw-ish-teh iss girra Phrase: I would prefer an automatic Irish: Bfhearr liom uath-ghluais Pronunciation: bar li-um oo-ah ghloosh Phrase: I would prefer a stick (We don't use the word 'stick' but 'gear' or 'driving-gear') Irish: Bfhearr liom giar thiomna

PronuncationL bar li-um gear hum-awna Phrase: Is parking allowed here? Irish: Bhfuil pircel ceadaithe anseo? Pronunciation: will pawr-kawyl kyadh-ih-heh on-shuh? Phrase: How long can I park here? (Is there a time limitation on parking here?) Irish: Bhfuil teorann ama ar phircel anseo? Pronunciation: will cho-run amah ar fawr-kawyl on-shuh? Phrase: I've locked my keys in the car Irish: T mo eochair faoi ghlas sa ghluaisten Pronunciation: thaw muh-ukh-ir fwee gloss sa ghloosh-thawn Lesson #24 - Animals The Irish love animals - so, this lesson is all about our four-footed or feathered friends. (Alright, some are two-footed). Photo Credit: Adriano Bacchella Word: Animal/Animals Irish: ainmh/aimhhthe Pronunciation: an-vee/an-vee-heh Word: Farm Irish: feirm Pronunciation: ferm Word: Dog Irish: madra Pronunciation: mah-dhra Word: Cat Irish: cat Pronunciation: cahth Word: Horse Irish: capall Pronunciation: kop-ull Word: Pony

Irish: pona Pronunciation: pony Word: Cow Irish: b Pronunciation: boh (as in 'so') Word: Donkey Irish: asal Pronunciation: oss-ahll Word: Sheep Irish: caora Pronunciation: kwee-rah Word: Lamb Irish: uan Pronunciation: oon Word: Calf Irish: lao Pronunciation: lee Word: Rabbit Irish: coinn Pronunciation: kun-een Word: Chicken Irish: sicn Pronunciation: shih-keen Word: Hen Irish: cearc Pronunciation: kee-arc Word: Bird Irish: an Pronunciation: ayn Word: Parakeet Irish: pearaict Pronunciation: para-keeth Word: Zoo Irish: girdn na n-ainmhith Pronunciation: gawr-djeen nah nan-vee-heh (literal translation = garden of animals)

Word: Lion Irish: leon Pronunciation: li-ohn Word: Tiger Irish: togar Pronunciation: chee-gar Phrase: We should take the dogs out for a walk Irish: Ba chir dinn na madra a thabhairt amach ag sil Pronunciation: bah khoh-ir dhoo-inn nah mah-dhree ah hoh-irth ah-mahkh egg shoo-il Phrase: The farmer milks the cows twice a day Irish: Crann an fheirmeoir na ba dh uair sa l Pronunciation: croo-unn on erm-eeoh-ir nah bah gaw oo-ir sah lawl (note:the 'fh' in this word is silent) Phrase: When the cat's away the mice will play Irish: Fad a bhos an cat amuigh bonn na luchain ag rince Pronunciation: fodh ah veen on cahth ah-mu-ih bee-on nah lukh-inn egg rinn-keh Phrase: I go horse-riding on the beach every morning Irish: Danaim marcaocht chapall ar an dtr gach maidin Pronunciation: djay-nim mahr-kee-ukhth kop-ull err on dhraw gahkh mah-ij-inn Phrase: Children enjoy feeding the chickens Irish: Is bre leis na pist na sicn a choth Pronunciation: iss brah lesh nah pawsh-thee nah shih-keenee ah khuh-oo Phrase: My uncle is a stock farmer Irish: Is feirmeoir stoic m'uncail Pronunciation: iss ferm-eeoh-ir sthuk ay m'uncle Phrase: I must clean out the bird-cage Irish: N mr dom cs na n-an a ghlanadh Pronunciation: knee mohr dhum cawss nah nayn a glon-ah Phrase: How much is the entrance to the zoo? Irish: C mhid le dul isteach i ngirdn na n-ainmhithe Pronunciation: kay vay-idh ay dhull iss-tih-ee-akh ih ngawr-djeen nah nan-vee-heh Phrase: It is forbidden to touch the animals Irish: T cosc ar lmh a chur ar na n-ainmhithe Pronunciation: thaw kusk err lawv ah khur err na nan-vee-heh

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