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How To Say – “How Are You?” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)


As you may have learned by now, the Irish language has its own dialects – spoken in different areas of the Gaeltacht. Unlike other languages though, people speaking Irish Gaelic with a Munster dialect will definitely understand those who speak it using the Ulster dialect.

By looking at how the words are written, you’ll notice differences between the Irish Gaelic dialects but even so, people will understand you. As always, our recommendation is not to get too tied up with dialects and use Bitesize Irish Gaelic to learn the language in its traditional, official form.

But to illustrate the above idea (and to teach you some more Irish Gaelic phrases) we created the following Irish Gaelic pronunciation video in which you can learn how to ask someone “How are you?” using our language.

How To Say – “How Are You?” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

How to say How are you? in Irish Gaelic

*Canúint Chonnacht | Connacht/Connaught dialect
Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?
/Kay khuh will too?/
How are you?

*Canúint na Mumhan | Munster dialect
Conas atá tú?
/Kun-ass a-taw too/
How are you?

*Canúint Uladh | Ulster dialect
Cad é mar atá tú?
/Gu-jay mor taw too/
How are you?

Dia duit! Siobhán here from Bitesize Irish Gaelic. I speak a Connacht dialect.

N.B. Please be aware that this is only my take on the dialects and that there are many variations.

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