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How To Say The Sea in Irish

Let’s take a bitesized look at how to say ‘the sea’ in Irish. The Irish for ‘sea’ is farraige /farr-ig-eh/. As this is a singular feminine noun in the nominative, when we add the definite article an /un/ we add séimhiú (aspiration). So, in order to say ‘the sea’ in Irish we say an fharraige /un arr-ig-eh/. Let’s […]

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How To Say I’m Angry in Irish

Let’s take a bitesized look at how to say ‘I’m angry’ in Irish. In Irish we often say that emotional states are ‘on’ us. Joy is ‘on’ us and, likewise, anger is ‘on’ us. We express this by saying tá fearg orm /thaw farr-ug urr-um/. Translated literally this is ‘there is anger on me’. Orm /urr-um/ means

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How To Say River In Irish

Let’s take a bitesized look at how to say river in Irish! So, the Irish word for river is abhainn /ow-winn/. If you wanted to say riverbank you would say bruach abhann /broo-ukh aw-unn/. The Irish for stream is sruthán /shruh-hawn/. A mountain stream is sruthán sléibhe /sruh-hawn shlay-veh/. Mountain streams make a nice pitter-patter – we

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How To Say I’m Sick In Irish

Let’s take a bitesized look at how to say ‘I’m sick‘ in Irish! One common way is táim tinn /thaw-im tyne/. The pronunciation of the word tinn, meaning ill in this context, varies depending on dialect. Munster dialect: /tyne/ Connacht dialect: /teen/ Ulster dialect: /chin/ The word tinn also means sore or painful. In Munster

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how to say baby in irish

Let’s learn how to say baby in Irish! One common word for baby in Irish is leanbh /lyan-uv/. This is pronounced  /lyan-oo/ in the Ulster dialect. Another common term for baby is babaí /bob-wee/. This is not to be confused with the Irish word for doll, babóg /bob-owg/. If you want to say baby boy

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How to say mountain in irish

The west Kerry Gaeltacht that I call home, Corca Dhuibhne, is famous for its beautiful mountains (among numerous other things!). I thought that it would be nice to learn how to say mountain in Irish. The Irish for mountain is sliabh/sh-lee-uv/. In the Ulster dialect this is pronounced /sh-lee-ow/. The plural form (mountains) is sléibhte

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