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10 Basic Phrases in the Irish Language (Gaeilge) and Their Pronunciation

phrases in irish (gaeilge)

Welcome to our blog on the Irish language! Irish, also known as Gaeilge, is the national and first official language of Ireland and is spoken by a small minority of the population as a first language. However, it is taught in schools and is an important part of Irish culture and heritage.

If you are interested in learning Irish, or if you simply want to learn a few basic phrases for your next trip to Ireland, this blog is for you. In this blog post, we will provide you with ten basic Irish phrases that will help you get started on your language-learning journey. 

So, let's get started! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to brush up on your Irish language skills, we hope this blog post will be helpful and enjoyable for you.

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Here are ten basic phrases in Irish (Gaeilge):

1. Hello = Dia dhuit

Pronounced as follows:

"Dee-ah gwit"

 

2. How are you? = Conas atá tú?"

Pronounced as follows:

"Kun-us a-taw too"

 

3. I'm Fine = Tá mé go maith

Pronounced as follows:

"Taw may guh mah"

 

4. Please = Le do thoil

Pronounced as follows:

"Luh duh hull". 

 

5. Thank you = Go raibh maith agat

Pronounced as follows:

"Guh rev mah ah-gut"

                                        

6. I'm good, thank you = Tá mé go maith, go raibh maith agat

Pronounced as follows:

"Taw may guh mah"

 

7. What's your name? = Cad is ainm duit?

Pronounced as follows: 

"Cod is a-nim dit?".

 

8. I am (name) = Is mise [name]

Pronounced as follows:

"Iss mish-eh"

 

9. Bye (when leaving) = Slán agat

Pronounced as follows:

"Slawn ah-gut"

 

10. Bye (when someone is leaving) = Slán leat

Pronounced as follows:

"Slawn lat"

 

 

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