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Irish Gaelic Language

Irish Gaelic Grammar 101 | Lenition

Let’s learn what lenition is! Here is another instalment in our grammar series. This series focuses on helping you crack the code of the basics of Irish Gaelic grammar.  Lenition, also called aspiration, is known in Irish as séimhiú: séimhiú /shay-voo/lenition, aspiration Its function is to make speaking easier and also to make sentences more

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Irish Gaelic Language

Unexpected Gaeilge in Dingle Peninsula

This is just a little story from the County Kerry Gaeltacht, to keep you motivated in using the Irish language every day. I went campervanning on the Dingle Peninsula, with a good friend. We parked up, quite late in the evening. We had plans to go to the local pub-turned-brewery, after cooking up some food.

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Become a Daily “Practitioner” of Irish

Our aim for you at Bitesize Irish is: Gaeilge GACH Lá. Irish EVERY Day. Even if you attend Irish language classes every week, it’s only when you make Irish part of your every day that you’ll move to becoming a speaker of it. It’s possible for you to move from being a “learner” of Irish,

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Bitesize Irish Podcast

Podcast 100: Speaking Irish Despite Fear

What stops you from speaking Irish? That fear can stop you attending a class, an immersion learning event, or just asking to have practice conversations with others. Seth Godin calls frustration the “evil twin of learning” (in book “What to do when it’s your turn”). Fear might be the “evil twin” of speaking a language

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Member Interview: Learning Gaeilge for Connection

You may have heard the seanfhocal “Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste” – broken Irish is better than clever English. This is one of Bitesize Member Joe’s mantra’s as he travels on his Irish language journey. He takes each lesson at a time and sees learning Gaeilge as marathon not a sprint to connect

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Ricardo’s Advice: “Read, Watch and Listen Hundred of Times”

Bitesize Irish members hail from all corners of the world and all walks of life – we have everyone from realtors, musicians and engineers in our community! One of our newest members is Ricardo, a musician from Brazil who came to Gaeilge through his interest in Sean-nós singing and Irish literature. Read about his journey

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Patrick: I want to learn it, to preserve it

What do the US Army, the Easter Rising and the Irish language have in common? One of Bitesize Irish’s newest members, Patrick! Born in America and currently living in Kentucky, Patrick attended school in Ireland, but it was a twist of fate when he enlisted in the US Army which led him to discover his

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How to say “dance” in Irish

In this video, you can learn the various Irish words for dance and dancing. Both variations below are commonly used in everyday Irish. You will certainly not regret learning these words as they commonly come up not only on TV and radio but also in face-to-face conversations. damhsa/dow-sa/dance rince/rin-keh/dance Now, let’s use those words in


How to say “Cup of Tea” in Irish

In this video, you will learn a very handy phrase as well as how to say that you would like a cup of tea. That’s undoubtedly a very useful phrase if you’re having a conversation in Irish. cupán tae/kup-awn tay/a cup of tea Now, let’s use that in a sentence: Ba bhreá liom cupán tae./bah


How to say “I understand” in Irish

In this video, you’ll learn a very common word which you will find very useful every time you speak Irish. Tuigim./Tig-im/I understand. Related posts: How To Say – I Like It in Irish (VIDEO) How To Say – No in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO) How To Say – It’s Raining in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO) How To


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