Irish Pronunciation Videos

How To Say Kitten in Irish

Let’s take a bitesized look at how to say ‘kitten’ and some other cat-related terms in Irish! There are two common terms for kitten in Irish. The first is piscín /pish-keen/ A second and similar term is puisín /pwish-een/ The Irish word for cat is simply cat /koth/ The term for tomcat is cat fireann /koth fyr-un/. […]

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How To Say Horse In Irish

Saddle up and let’s take a bitesized look at how to say ‘horse’ in Irish! The Irish word for horse is capall /koh-pul/. If you speak French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese you will recognise that this word capall is similar to the words for horse in those languages. This is because they, and the Irish

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How To Say Bicycle In Irish

It’s time for a bitesized look at how to say bicycle in Irish! First of all, the Irish for bicycle is rothar /ruh-her/. This word is derived from the Irish word for wheel: roth /ruh/. The term for a person who cycles, or cyclist, is rothaí /ruh-hee/. The act of cycling is rothaíocht /ruh-hee-ukth/. If,

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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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