9 Pieces of Advice to Enhance your Irish Learning Process

9 Pieces of Advice to Enhance your Irish Learning Process

There are 3 stages of learning Irish.

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How To Say – “Burrito” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

Many people have the wrong impression about the Irish language. It’s not uncommon to talk to someone about Irish Gaelic and hearing that “it’s a dying language”, when that’s far from the truth.

The Irish language isn’t dying, not at all. It’s being used on a daily basis and (you probably didn’t know this) it’s evolving!

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Would the Irish Language Survive Without Gaeltacht Regions? (Ep. 73)

Would the Irish Language Survive Without Gaeltacht Regions? (Ep. 73)

Can the Irish language survive only if there are rural communities where the language is dominant? How important is the Gaeltacht (and what does really mean)?

This is the main topic we’ve focused the 73rd episode of the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast.

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How To Say – St. Patrick’s Breastplate “Lúireach Phádraig” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

How To Say – St. Patrick’s Breastplate “Lúireach Phádraig” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

We often get request for our Irish Gaelic Pronunciation videos and since our focus is to help our community to learn the Irish language, we do our best to add these requests to our weekly videos.

As you probably know, we don’t just create Irish Gaelic phrases pronunciation videos, but we also publish Irish poems and prayers (many of them are requested by our community).

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Dear Bitesize: How do I get the hang of guttural sounds?

Dear Bitesize: How do I get the hang of guttural sounds?

I’m finding it quite difficult to pronounce the guttural sounds found in Irish words, such as in “Dia dhuit”. How do I learn to easily get my tongue around these?

Don’t worry, those guttural sounds that are a result of lenition in Irish Gaelic can take some time to get a hang of. Continue reading

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How To Say – The “Slender R” Sound in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

How To Say - The "Slender R" Sound in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

The “slender r” sound in Irish Gaelic is a special sound, and an essential part of the language, although it’s not often taught. For that reason, you can give your spoken Irish Gaelic a boost by practicing it. Continue reading

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The Life-Long Journey of Irish Gaelic (Ep. 72)

The Life-Long Journey of Irish Gaelic (Ep. 72)

At Bitesize Irish Gaelic we’re always trying to learn more about our community and what exactly are our members’ goals in the matter of learning Irish Gaelic (and making a connection with their Irish heritage – where this is important to them).

When asked about their goals, people who study the Irish language say that they would want to be fluent in Irish.

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The Irish Heritage Fuels the Desire to Learn Irish Gaelic

The Irish Heritage Fuels the Desire to Learn Irish Gaelic

If you’re going to browse our blog and especially our Bitesize Irish Gaelic member interviews, you’ll notice that we’re strong believers that having an Irish heritage isn’t mandatory if you want to learn the Irish language.

With that being said, we do agree that the process of learning Irish Gaelic and one’s Irish heritage are connected.

Is this a problem for people without Irish heritage? Of course not. Continue reading

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How To Say – “Whiskey” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

How To Say - "Whiskey" in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

Did you know that the word “whiskey” is actually an Anglicisation of the first word in the Gaelic phrase “uisce beatha” meaning “water of life”? This phrase is also a translation of the Latim term “aqua vitae” (describing distilled spirits during the Middle Ages).

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How Irish Gaelic Can Rewire Your Brain (Ep. 71)

How Irish Gaelic Can Rewire Your Brain

Did you know that by using Bitesize Irish Gaelic to learn the Irish language to make a connection to your past, with your ancestors, it rewires your brain?

What new connections does learning Irish Gaelic give to your Irish heritage? If you want to know more about this, listen to the 71st Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast episode. Continue reading

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