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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 #28 - Saint Brigid & Spring In Ireland long ago, the first day of Spring fell on February 1. Back then, it was called Imbolc - the feast of the Goddess Brigit (see our Article St. Brigid - the giveaway). When Christianity came to Ireland, the goddess was transformed into the saint. Today, L Fhile Brde - St. Brigit's Feast Day - is more commonly used than Imbolc. So, this lesson is in honor of the saint and the coming of spring. Phrase: St. Bridget's Feast Day (1 February) Irish: L Fhile Brde (L Feabhra) Pronunciation: law ay-leh bree-djeh (law feow-rah) Word: Spring Irish: An t-Earrach Pronunciation: on thah-rahkh Phrase: St. Bridget's Cross Irish: Crois Bhrde Pronunciation: crush vree-djeh

Word: Rushes Irish: luachra Pronunciation: loo-khrah Word: Garden (yard) Irish: girdn Pronunciation: gawr-djeen Word: Spring Flowers Irish: blthanna an earraigh Pronunciation: blaw-nah on arr-ee Word: Vegetables Irish: glasra Pronunciation: gloss-ree Word: Farm Irish: feirm Pronunciation: firm Word: Farmer Irish: feirmeoir Pronunciation: firm-eeor Word: Snowdrop Irish: plirn sneachta Pronunciation: ploo-reen shnokh-thah Word: Daffodil Irish: croimchinn Pronunciation: crum-khinn Phrase: The cross is made from plaited rushes Irish: T an crois danta as luachra thrilsenaithe Pronunciation: thaw an crush djayn-thah oss loo-khrah thrill-shawn-ih-heh Phrase: The St Bridget's cross is placed in the eaves on February 1 to ward off fire and storms from affecting the house Irish: Cuirtear Crois Bhrde sa mbunsilen L Feabhra chun chosc a chur ar thinte agus stoirm teacht i bhfeidhm ar an dteach Pronunciation: kwir-thahr crush vree-djeh sah mun-shil-awn law feow-rah khun khusk ah khur err thin-cheh ah-gus stherm chokth ih vyem err on djeokh Phrase: Together with St Patrick and St Colmcille, St Bridget is the Patron Saint of Ireland Irish: In ineacht le Naomh Pdraig agus Naomh Colmcille, is Naomh Brde Naomh

arlamh na hireann Pronunciation: in ay-nahkhth leh neeve paw-dhrig ah-gus neeve culm-kill-eh, she neeve Brde Neeve ayr-lahv nah hay-runn Phrase: The coming of the first snowdrop heralds the ending of the winter weather and, when I see the first daffodil, I'm certain it is over Irish: Le teacht an chad phlirn sneachta is fgra go bfhuil aimsear an gheimhridh ag dul ar gcl ach, nuair a chm an chad chroimchinn, tim cinnte go bfhuil s thart. Pronunciation: leh chokhth on khay-dh floo-reen shnokh-thah iss foh-gra ay guh will eyem-sherr on yeeve-reh egg dhull err gool okh, noo-ir ah kheem on khay-dh khrumkhinn, thaw-im kinn-cheh guh will shay hahrth Phrase: It's now time for us to tidy up the garden (yard) to be ready to plant (sow) flowers Irish: t s in am anois slacht a chur ar an ngirdn chun a dhanamh ridh le h-aghaidh na blthanna a chur Pronunciation: thaw shay in om ah-nish slakh-th ah khur err on ngawr-djeen khun ay ah yay- nahv ray leh heye nah blaw-nah ah khur Phrase: It's at the beginning of Spring that the farmer tills the soil so that we may have crops and vegetable in abundance later Irish: Is ag ts an Earraigh go saothraonn an feirmeoir an talamh chun a ullmh go mbeidh raidhse toradh an talin agus glasra againn ar ball Pronunciation: iss egg thoos on ah-ree guh seeh-ree-unn an firm-eeor on thah-lahv khun guh meye rye-sheh thur-ah on thah-loon ah-gus gloss-ree ah-ginn err bawll Lesson #29 - Music Music is so much a part of Irish life, we thought it would be fun to devote a lesson to that topic. Word: Music Irish: ceoil Pronunciation: keohl Phrase: Traditional Music Irish: ceoil traidisinta Pronunciation: keohl thradh-ish oon-thah Phrase: Irish music Irish: ceoil na hireann Pronunciation: keohl nah hay-run Phrase: Music of the country/land Irish: ceoil na tre Pronunciation: keohl nah chee-reh Word: Musician

Irish: ceoilteoir (plural: ceoilteoir) Pronunciation: keohl-thoh-ir (plural:kee-ohl-thoh-ree) Word: Song Irish: amhrn (plural: amhrin) Pronunciation: ow-rawn (plural: ow-raw-in) Phrase: Soldiers' Song (National Anthem of the Irish Republic) Irish: Amhrn na bhFiann Pronunciation: ow-rawn bah vee-un Word: Tune/air Irish: fonn Pronunciation: fun Bodhrn (no translation, the Irish word is always used) Pronunciation: bow-rawn Phrase: Uilleann Pipes Irish: popa na n-uilleann Pronunciation: pee-uh-pee nah nill -inn (uillinn is elbow) Word: Fiddle (violin) Irish: fidil Pronunciation: fidh-ill Phrase: Penny whistle Irish: feadg phingin Pronunciation: fa-dhohg fin-yin Word: Harp Irish clirseach or cruit Pronunciation: klawr-shiukh or kritch Word: Voice Irish: guth Pronunciation: guh Word: Concertina/Accordion Irish: cirdn or bosca cheoil Pronunciation: kawr-djeen or bus-kah kheoh-il Phrase: Music Festival Irish: Fleadh Cheoil Pronunciation: flah kheoh-il

Phrase: My favorite Irish song is..... Irish: Is an t-amhrn is bre liom Pronunciation: iss on thow-rawn iss brah li-um Phrase: She has a sweet, musical voice Irish: T guth binn, ceolmhar aic Pronunciation: thaw guh binn keohl-wur ek-hee Phrase: I find it difficult to sing in tune Irish: bonn deacair orm cur leis an bhfonn Pronunciation: bee-un djack-ur urm jkr lesh ahn vunn Phrase: Be quiet! Listen to the music! Irish: B (plural: Bogai) ciin! ist an cheoil! Pronunciation: bee (plural: bee-uhgee) kewn! Ayshth on kheohl! Phrase: He is the best fiddler in the county Irish: is an fidlir is fearr sa chontae Pronunciation: shay ('is as one word) on fidlayr iss fahrr sah khun dhay Phrase: They are very musical people Irish: Is daoine iad go bhfuil tuiscint maith ac don cheoil Pronunciation: iss dheen-ee eedh guh will thish-kintch my ahkoo dhun kheohl Phrase: There will be a big concert in the theatre next week Irish: beidh ceolchoirm mr san amharchlann an tseachtain seo chugainn Pronunciation: bye keohl-khwirm more sahn owr-khlahnn on tcheock-thunn shuh hug-inn Phrase: Both of them play in an orchestra Irish: seinneann an bheirt ac i gceolfhoireann Pronunciation: shenn-ahn an veh-irch ahkoo ih geohl-irnn Phrase: I like to sing in the church choir Irish: is maith liom chanadh i gcr na h-eaglaise Pronunciation: iss my li-um khahn-ah ih gohr nah hahg-lesh-eh 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 34 - Eating Out - words and phrases for food and drinks away from home. With tourist season now well on its way, we thought it would be fun to explore how one might say typical expressions related to dining out in Irish. If you're planning a trip, don't worry about actually having to use the following. The chances are excellent that if you tried, you just might get a very strange look from your server! Given the number of young people who go to work in Ireland during the 'high season', that cute red-headed waitress with the freckles just might be from Brussels! As with many of our basic lessons, our purpose for including this one is so you can get a feeling for the cadence and rhythm of the language. One exception: learning the phrase, "I'll buy this round" could be very useful and make you very popular in a Gaeltacht pub! Phrase: Food and Drinks - Out (away from home) Irish: Bia agus D - as baile Pronunciation: bee-ah ah-gus djee - oss bah-lieh Word: Restaurant Irish: proinnteach Pronunciation: prinn-tshokh Word: Cafe Irish: caif Pronunciation: cah-fay Word: Hotel Irish: stn Pronunciation: ohs-thawn Word: Menu Irish: biachlr

Pronunciation: bee-ah-khlawr Word: Table Irish: bord Pronunciation: burdh Phrase: Reserve/book Irish: cur in irithe Pronunciation: kurr inn aw-rih-heh Word: Bar Irish: tbhairne Pronunciation: thawrn-yeh Word: Restaurant-car Irish: crbad Pronunciation: cawr-bahdh Phrase: Bottle of wine Irish: buidal fona Pronunciation: bwih-djayl fee-nah Phrase: Vegetarian food Irish: bia feoilsantach Pronunciation: bee-ah fee-oh-il-shayn-thukh Word: Sandwich/sandwiches Irish: ceapaire/ceapair Pronunciation: kyap-eh-reh/kyap-eh-ree Word: Chips (French fries) Irish: sceallga Pronunciation: skee-ahl-oh-gah Phrase: Soft drinks Irish: deocha glasa Pronunciation: djeukh-ah glah-sah Phrase: I'd like to reserve a table for four for 8 o'clock, please Irish: ba mhaith liom bord do cheathrair a chur in irithe le h-aghaidh a hocht a chlog, led' thoil Pronunciation: bah whye lih-um burdh dhuh khah-rir ah khur inn aw-rih-heh leh heye a hukhth ah khlug, ledh hell Phrase: We would like to see the menu and wine list Irish: ba mhaith linn breathn ar an mbiaclr agus liosta fhona

Pronunciation: bah whye linn brah-noo err on mee-ah-khlawr agus lis-thah feen-ah ledh hell Phrase: Do you have a children's menu? Irish: bhfuil biachlr do phist agaibh? Pronunciation: will bee-ah-khlawr dhuh faw-ish-thee ah-giv? Phrase: Is there a restaurant-car on this train? Irish: bhfuil crbad ar an dtreain seo? Pronunciation: will cawr-bahdh err on dtrayn sheuh? Phrase: I'll buy this round of drinks Irish: ceannidh m na deochanna seo don chuideachta Pronunciation: kyann-oh-ee may nah djeukh-ah-nah sheuh dhun khwidj-okh-thah Phrase: Is any food served in that bar? Irish: bhfuil greim le n-ithe ar thairiscint san tbhairne sin? Pronunciation: will grime leh nih-eh sahn thawrn-yeh shin? Phrase: Do you take credit cards? Irish: an nglacann sibh crta chreidimh? Pronunciation: on nglahk-unn shiv cawr-thee krehdj-iv? Phrase: Please give me the bill (check) Irish: Tabhair dom an cuntas led' thoil Pronunciation: thrum on cun-thahs ledh hell Lesson 35 - May & The Month of Mary. Our lesson this time features words and phrases related to the festival of Bealtaine (which is the word for May in Irish) and the Month of Mary. Even though modern-day Ireland isn't as religious as it was in the old days, you will still see lovely grottos in honour of Our Lady throughout the country; also, many families still say the Rosary together every evening and May is traditionally the month when Roman Catholic children make their First Holy Communion. Word: May Irish: Bealtaine Pronunciation: bial-theh-neh Phrase: May 1st (May Day)

Irish: L na Bealtaine Pronunciation: law nah bial-theh-neh Word: Summer Irish: Samhradh Pronunciation: sow (as in cow)-rah Phrase: Bealtaine Bonfire Irish: tine chnmh Bealtaine Pronunciation: chin-eh khnawv bial-theh-neh Phrase: Nettle Soup Irish: Anraith Neantga Pronunciation: on-rih nian-thohg-ah Word: Good People/Fairies Irish: Soga Pronunciation: shee-ohg-ah Phrase: First Holy Communion Irish: Cad Chomaoineach Naofa Pronunciation: kaydh khum-een-ukh knee-fah Phrase: Communion Breakfast Irish: Bricfeasta an Chomaoineach Pronunciation: brick-fahstah on khum-een-ukh Phrase: Our Lady or The Virgin Mary Irish: Muire or An Mhaighdean Muire Pronunciation: wirr-eh or on wye-djen wirr-eh Phrase: Queen of the May/May Queen Irish: Banron na Bealtaine Pronunciation: bahn-reen nah bial-theh-neh Phrase: May Altar Irish: ltir na Bealtaine Pronunciation: awl-thoh-ir nah bial-theh-neh Word: Flowers Irish: blthanna Pronunciation: blaw-nah Phrase: May Blossom Irish: Blth na sceiche gile Pronunciation: blaw nah shkeh-kheh gill-eh

Word: Grotto Irish: uaimh mhaisithe Pronunciation: oo-iv wash-ih-heh Phrase: I am making (literally 'celebrating') my First Holy Communion this Sunday Irish: Beidh an Chad Chomaoineach Naofa cheiliuradh agam D Domhnaigh seo chugainn Pronunciation: bye on khaydh khum-een-ukh knee-fah aw khell-oo-ah ah-gum djay dhohnee shuh hug-inn Phrase: Congratulations on your First Holy Communion Irish: Comhgirdeas ar do Chad Chomaoineach Naofa Pronunciation: koh-gawr-djahs err dhuh khaydh khum-een-ukh knee-fah Phrase: I'm looking forward to the First Communion Breakfast Irish: Tim a' sil len bhricfeasta Chad Chomaoineach Pronunciation: thaw-im eh soo-il len vrick-fahs-thah on khaydh khum-een-ukh Phrase: We'll be visiting all of the relatives on Communion Sunday Irish: Tabhairimid cuairt (or rachaimid thart) ar na ghaoil uilig Domhnach an Chomaoineach Pronunciation: thuhr-ih-midj coo-irtch (or rokh-ih-midh hahrth) err nah gweel ill-ig dhohnock an khum-een-ukh Phrase: May Bonfires were lit in Ireland hundreds of years ago Irish: bhadh Tinte Chnimh Bealtaine lasadh in irinn na cadta bhliain shoin Pronunciation: vay-ukh chin-theh khnawv bial-theh-neh aw loss-ah inn ayr-inn nah kaydh-thah vleen oh hin Phrase: Don't cast a clout 'till May is out Irish: N cas na ceirte roimh dheireadh na Bealtaine Pronunciation: naw cos nah kerr-tcheh rev yerr-ah nah bial-theh-neh Phrase: We have gathered the most beautiful flowers for the May Altar Irish: T blthanna chomh-haoibhinn sinn balaithe agaainn d'ltir na Bealtaine Pronunciation: thaw blaw-nah khoh heeve-inn shin bahl-ih-heh ah-ginn dhawl-thoh-ir nah bial-theh-neh Prayer: English: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, Irish: S do bheatha a Mhuire, at ln de ghrsta, t an Tiarna leat, Pronunciation: Shay dhuh vah-hah ah wirr-eh, ah-thaw lawn dheh graw sthah, thaw on cheer-nah liath

English: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Irish: Is beannaithe th idir mn agus is beannaithe toradh do bhruinne lasa. Pronunciation: Iss ban-ih-heh who idjr nah mnaw ah-gus iss ban-ih-heh thur-ah dhuh vrinn-eh lah-sah. English: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Irish: A Naomh Mhuire, a Mhthair D, gu orainn na peacaithe, anois is ar uair r mbis. Amen. Pronunciation: Ah neeve wirr-eh, ah waw-hir djay. gwee ur-inn nah pahk-ih-heh ah-nish ah-gus err oo-ir awr maw-ish. Amen. Note: This caught our eye. Yes, we know it isn't gaeilge, but it is fascinating. If nothing else, it is certainly language (and Irish language as well.) Slanguage by Bernard Share ...for all 'decent skins', 'crawthumpers', horse-protestants', 'hard chaws' and 'strong farmers'...a dictionary of Irish slang that's as amusing as it is informative. Click here for Slanguage For More Basic Irish please click here: Irish Index 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 #32 Mothering Sunday According to our native speaker, Aideen, a special day for mothers has become just as commercialized in Ireland as it has in other countries - whether you celebrate it in Ireland on the third Sunday before Easter, or elsewhere on the second Sunday in May. It's also a relatively new holiday, and while the history books do show that mothers were honored in special ways at a certain time of year, the concept of saying "Happy Mother's Day" is a contemporary custom. For that reason, Aideen cautions us that the following Mother's Day phrases have been translated into literal Irish; they aren't in common usage among native Irish speakers. So, while this isn't exactly an "authentic" Irish lesson, the value lies more in seeing how Irish words and phrases are put together and in learning how they are pronounced. Phrase: Mother's Day (written) Irish: L Fhile an Mhthair Pronunciation: law ay-leh on waw-hirr Phrase: Mother's Day (spoken) Irish: L an Mhthair Pronunciation: law on waw-hirr Phrase: Mothering Sunday Irish: Domhnach File na Mthar Pronunciation: dhoh-nokh fay-leh nah maw-hahr Word: Mother Irish: mthair Pronunciation: maw-hirr Phrase: Mother-in-law Irish: mthair chile Pronunciation: maw-hirr khay-leh Word: Gift Irish: bronntanas Pronunciation: brun-thahn-ahs Word: Card Irish: crta Pronunciation: cawr-thah

Phrase: Bouquet of flowers Irish: dornn blthanna Pronunciation: dhur-nawn blaw-ahnn-ah Phrase: Bottle of Perfume Irish: buidal cumhrin Pronunciation: bwid-yayl koo-raw-in Phrase: Box of Chocolates Irish: bosca seaclid Pronunciation: bus-kah shock-law-idj-ee Phrase: Thank you Irish: t filte romhat Pronunciation: thaw fawl-cheh roh-th Phrase: Dearest Mum Irish: A Mham/Mhama dhl Pronunciation: ah wahm/wahmee yeel Phrase: Happy Mother's Day Irish: L an Mhthair faoi shona dhuit Pronunciation: law ay-leh on waw-hirr fwee hun-ah gwitch Phrase: The whole family will go out for lunch on Mother's Day Irish: rachaidh an chlann uilig amach le h-aghaidh lin ar L an Mhthair Pronunciation: rah-khee on khlah-nn ill-ig ah-mahkh leh heye loh-in err law on waw-hirr Phrase: I gave my mother a gift of.......... Irish: bhronn m...........ar mo mhthair Pronunciation: vrun may.......err muh wah-hirr Phrase: He gave me a gift of......... Irish: thug s bronntanas de........dom Pronunciation: hug shay brun-thahn-ahs djeh........dhum Phrase: We're giving our mother breakfast in bed on Mothering Sunday Irish: beidh muid ag freastal bricfeasta sa leaba dom mhthair ar L an Mhthair Pronunciation: bye mwidj egg frah-sthahl brick-fahsthah sah liabah dhum waw-hirr err law on waw-hirr Phrase: I got cards from all the children and grandchildren Irish: fuair m crta na pist agus na garchlainne go lir Pronunciation: foo-irr may cawr-thee oh nah paw-ish-chee ah-gus nah gahr-khlinn-eh guh lay-ir

Lesson #33 Lent & Easter This lesson features words and phrases related to giving up favorite foods like chocolate for Lent. Is Easter imminent? Our lesson covers appropriate words and phrases from Palm Sunday to Easter Monday. Word: Lent Irish: Carghas Pronunciation: cahr-ahss Word: Fasting Irish: troscadh Pronunciation: thrus-kah Phrase: Good Friday (literally Crucifixion Friday) Irish: Aoine an Chasta Pronunciation: een-neh on khay-sthah Phrase: Holy Saturday (Easter Saturday) Irish: Satharn Chsca Pronunciation: sah-hahrn khaw-skah Word: Fish Irish: Iasc (singular) isc (plural) Pronunciation: ee-usk (singular) ayshg (plural) Irish: The priest will celebrate Mass in Irish Irish: Beidh Aifreann as Ghaeilge cheiliradh ag an tsagart Pronunciation: bye ah-frunn oss gway-il-geh aw khell-oor-ah egg an thog-ahrth Phrase: What did you give (are you giving) up for Lent? Irish: Cad as a bhfuil t ag staonadh le haghaidh an charghais? Pronunciation: kodh oss a my thoo egg sthay-nah leh high an khahr-ish? Phrase: I gave (have given) up _____ for Lent (insert word from list below) Irish: Tim ag staonadh ____le haghaidh an charghais Pronunciation: thaw-im egg sthay-nah oh____leh high an khahr-ish Word: Sweets Irish: milsein Pronunciation: mill-shaw-in Word: Beer Irish: beoir Pronunciation: be-oh-ir

Word: Sugar Irish: sicra Pronunciation: shoo-krah Word: Chocolate Irish: seaclid Pronunciation: shok-law-idj Word: Smoking Irish: caitheamh tabac Pronunciation: kah-iv thuh-bahk Phrase: We will be taking part in (doing) the Stations of the Cross Irish: Beidh Turas (literally 'journey') na Croise a dhanamh againn Pronunciation: bye thur-ahs nah krush-eh aw yay-nev ah-ginn Word: Easter Irish: An Chisc Pronunciation: On Khaw-ishk Phrase: Easter Sunday Irish: Domhnach Csca Pronunciation: dhoh-nukh caw-skah Phrase: Holy Thursday Dardaoin Csca Pronunciation: djayr-dheen caw-skah Phrase: Maundy Thursday Irish: Dardaoin Mandla Pronunciation: djayr-dheen mahn-dhawla Phrase: Good Friday Irish: Aoine Csca Pronunciation: ee-neh caw-skah Phrase: Easter Saturday Irish: Satharn Csca Pronunciation: sah-hahrn caw-skah Phrase: Easter Monday Irish: Luan Csca Pronunciation: loo-un caw-skah Phrase: Palm Sunday

Irish: Domhnach na Pailme Pronunciation: dhoh-nukh nah pah-il-meh Phrase: Easter egg Irish: cbg or cldg Pronunciation: koo-bohg or kloo-dhohg Phrase: Chocolate eggs Irish: uibheacha seaclide Pronunciation: iv-ekh-ah shockh-lawi-dj-eh Word: Lamb Irish: uaineoil Pronunciation: oo-in-oh-il Word: Chicken Irish: sicn Pronunciation: shi-keen Word: Ham Irish: ioscaid Pronunciation: iss-kidh Word: Rabbit/Bunny Irish: coinn Pronunciation: kuh-neen Word: Lily Irish: lile Pronunciation: lih-leh Phrase: Easter Bonnet Irish: boinad na Csca Pronunciation: bwinn-aydh na caw-skah Phrase: Stations of the Cross Irish: Turas na Croise Pronunciation: thruss nah kresh-eh Phrase: Paschal Candle Irish: Coinnle na Csca Pronunciation: kwenn-leh nah caw-skah Phrase: May the blessings of Easter be on you Irish: Beannachta N Csca ort (singular) or oraibh (plural) Pronunciation: Bann-akh-thee nah caw-skah urth (singular) or ur-iv (plural)

Phrase: We will be having roast lamb for Easter Sunday lunch Irish: beidh uaineoil rsta againn le h-aghaidh ln Dhomhnach Csca Pronunciation: bye oo-in-oh-il rohsthah ah-ginn leh heye lohn goh-nukh caw-skah Phrase: The altar will be decorated with lilies for Easter Irish: beidh an altir maisithe le lil le le h-aghaidh na Csca Pronunciation: bye on awl-thoh-ir mahsh-ih-heh leh heye na caw-ska Phrase: Have you got the paint and brushes to colour the Easter eggs? Irish: bhfuil an pint agus na scuaib agat leis na chbg (or chldig) a dhath? Pronunciation: will on pay-inth ah-gus nah skoo-ib ah-guth lesh nah khoo-boh-ig (or khloo-dhoh-ig) a gah-hoo Phrase: I'm glad the fasting days are now finished Irish: t athas orm go bhfuil na laetheanna troshcaidh thart Pronunciation:thaw aw-hahs urm guh will nah lay-hanna thrus-kah hahr-th 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 39: Golf - Part Two When we the previous lesson, we realized that there were quite a few key words and phrases we had forgotten to include. Aideen, our resident Irish speaker and translator has kindly filled in the blanks.

One of her many resources is Professor T. de Bhldraithe. Aideen says: "He turned out to be more of a golfer than I thought. Digging deep through his 'small print', I found most of them. (the missing words and phrases). However, his experience seems to have been just at the driving range and putting green because he hasn't got anything for fairway, rough or sand trap but, strangely, he's got a golfing word for hazard!! Anyway, I've given word combinations for those which I think any golfer could use and be understood. I've translated fairway and rough as 'smooth' and 'uneven' grass." Word: Fore! Irish: Fainic! or Faire! Pronunciation: fah-nic or fah-reh (literally 'Danger') Word: Swing Irish: luascadh Pronunciation: loos-kah Word: Stance Irish: seasamh Pronunciation: shahs-uv Word: Fairway Irish: far mn Pronunciation: fayr meen Word: Rough Irish: far aimhridh Pronunciation: fayr ahv-ray Word: Sandtrap Irish: gaiste ghainimh Pronunciation: gahsh-cheh gah-niv Phrase: Water Hazard Irish: fiontar uisce Pronunciation: fiun-thahr ish-geh Word: Tee Irish: t Pronunciation: tee Word: Divot Irish: fd Pronunciation: fohdh Word: Driver

Irish: tiomna Pronunciation: thuh-mawn-ee Phrase: Golf Cart Irish: trucall gailf Pronunciation: thruk-ahl golf Phrase: Keep your head down Irish: n rdaigh do cheann Pronunciation: naw awr-dhig dhuh khian (Literally 'Don't raise your head') Phrase: Keep your eye on the ball Irish: n lig don liathrid as do radharc Pronunciation: naw lig dhun lee-roh-idj oss dhuh rye-ahrk (Literally 'Don't let the ball out of your sight') Phrase: Do you mind if we play through Irish: bhfuil cead againn imirt ar aghaidh Pronunciation: will kiahdh ah-ginn im-irtch err eye Lesson 40: Gardening Word: Gardening Irish: garraodireacht Pronunciation: gar-ee-uh-dhohr-ukth Word: Garden (in the US Yard) Irish: girdn or garra Pronunciation: gawr-djeen or gahr-ee Word: Gardener Irish: garraodir Pronunciation: gar-ee-uh-dhohr Word: Flower Irish: blth Pronunciation: blaw Word: Lawn Irish: faiche or plsg Pronunciation: fah yeh or plaw-sohg Word: Hedge

Irish: clai Pronunciaation: klye Word: Plants Irish: planda Pronunciation: plahn-dhee Phrase: Rose bush Irish: rsg Pronunciation: rose-ohg Phrase: Rose garden Irish: rsarnach Pronunciation: rose-ahr-nakh Word: Weeds Irish: fiala Pronunciation: feel-ee Phrase: Herb garden Irish: luibhghort Pronunciation: liv-ghurth Phrase: Vegetable garden Irish: girdn or garra glasra Pronunciation: gawr-djeen or gahr-ee Phrase: Garden hose Irish: pobn girdn Pronunciation: peeb-awn gawr-djeen Word: Spade Irish: spid or rmhainn Pronunciation: spaw-idj or raw-vinn Word: Hoe Irish: grafg Pronunciation: grah-fohg Word: Wheelbarrow Irish: barra rotha PronunciationL bah-rah ru-hah Phrase: Garden party Irish: cisir girdn Pronunciation: coh-shir gawr-djeen

Phrase: I like to garden (tend my garden) Irish: is maith liom beith ag saothr mo ghirdn Pronunciation: iss my lih-um veh egg seeh-roo mug ghawr-djeen Phrase: Here is the lawn-mower. I will reward you (give you the value of your labour) if you mow the lawn for me Irish: Seo an lomaire faiche. Tabharfaidh m luach do shaothair duit m lomaonn t an fhaiche dom Pronunciation: Shuh on lum-irr-eh fah-yeh. Thur-ee may loo-ukh dhuh hee-her dhitch maw lum-ee-in thoo on ah-yeh dhum Phrase: It is time to weed the garden. It's hard spadework Irish: T s in am an ghort a ghlanadh. Is obair spide deacair Pronunciation: Thaw shay in ahm on ghurth ah ghlah-nah. Iss ub-irr djahk-irr ay Phrase: In Autumn (Fall) we will dig the main crop of potatoes Irish: Is sa bhFomhair a bheidh promh-bharr na bprta bhaint againn Pronunciation: Iss sah voh-irr ah veye preeve-vahrr aw wanch ah-gwinn Phrase: I keep all the tools in the shed Irish: choinnm na h-uirlis go lir sa bhothn Pronunciation: kwinn-yeem nah hur-lish-ee guh layer sah wuh-hawn Phrase: Can we afford to get new garden furniture this year? Irish: Bhfuilimd in achmhainn troscn girdn nua a fhil i mbliana? Pronunciation: will-ih-meedj inn ahk-vinn thruss-kawn gawr-djeen noo-ah ah khiahnahkh ih mbleen-ah? Phrase: The tomatoes in the greenhouse (glasshouse) are thriving Irish: T rath ar na trta sa teach gloine Pronunciation: Thaw rah err nah thraw-thee sah tshih-ahkh glin-neh Phrase: Rain is needed badly, the soil is very dry Irish: T bisteach de dhth, t an ithir an-tirim Pronunciation: Thaw baw-ish-tchiuk djeh yeeh, thaw on ih-irr on-chir-im For More Basic Irish please click here: Irish Index Image: Gaeilge Beo from All Posters and Prints.