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Do You Really Know How to Say Hello in Irish?



How to say 'hello' correctly in Irish to one and more people. 



Let's take a look at how to say hello in the Irish language. 

In Irish aka Gaeilge, there is actually a different hello for one person and for more than one person. 

AND, how you say hello back to someone in Irish is different too. 

Let's break it down; 



Hello to one person in Irish

You say 'Dia Duit'

Pronunciation; [dee-a ghwitch]

Meaning; literally means 'God with you'


Saying hello back as Gaeilge

If someone has said, 'Dia Duit' to you. 

You reply with 'Dia is Muire Duit' to one person

Pronunciation; [dee-a iss mura ghwitch]

Meaning; literally means 'God and Mary with you' to one person



Hello to more than one person as Gaeilge

'Dia dhaoibh'

Pronunciation; [dee-a ghweeb]

Meaning; literally means 'God with you', plural. 


If you are saying hello back but there is more than one person, 

You reply with 'Dia is Muire Daoibh' 

Pronunciation; [dee-a iss mura ghweeb]

Meaning; literally means 'God and Mary with you' to more than one person



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