In a follow-up to the difference between Irish vs Gaelic video, Eoin and Caron chat more about what people call Gaeilge, or the Irish language. You’ll catch some useful Irish phrases for conversation during it, too.
Caron Osberg is an Irish study-group leader in Des Moines, Iowa, please visit her site. She shares with us an experiment she did recently to see what people would call the language.
Episode notes with Irish sayings and Phrases:
- Previous video with Eoin discussing Irish vs Gaelic.
- Learn Manx (Celtic language of the Isle of Mann, situated between Ireland and Britain): http://learnmanx.com/
- Past blog post: Practice makes perfect, learning Irish hard
- TG4 TV streaming by RTÉ
- Raidió na Gaeltachta – how to listen online
- Pick up 5 free Irish language lessons on Irish for Beginners by Bitesize Irish Gaelic. Learn how to introduce yourself, and listen to some of the audio.
- Apologies for the lag and echoing
Useful Irish Sayings and Phrases from the video
- An bhfuil Gaeilge agat? = Do you have Irish? (Meaning: Do you speak Irish?)
- Tá Gaeilge agam = I have Irish (I speak Irish)
- Go hiontach = Excellent, great
- An-mhaith = Very good
- Tá Gaeilge agat = You have Irish (You speak Irish)
- Tá = affirmative answer to a question
- Níl = negative answer to a question
- Níl fós = Not yet
- Tá cúpla focal agam = I have a couple of words
- Gaeilge = the name of Irish (Gaelic) when speaking in that language
- Go raibh maith agat = Thank you
- Tá fáilte romhat = You’re welcome
- Slán = Goodbye
- Slán agat = Another way to say goodbye, usually said by the person who is leaving
- Slán anois = Goodbye, now
You can learn lots of these Irish phrases in your own time in the Irish free online lessons “Irish for Beginners”. Get a new lesson every few days.
Thanks again to Caron for sharing her time so generously to record this video, go raibh maith agat!
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