How To Say – I Love Shopping in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

The end of the year is marked by a lot of holidays celebrating family and friends but it’s also recognised as one of the busiest periods of the year in terms of shopping. People wait for Black Friday discounts then save money to buy presents for their dear ones on Christmas and New Year’s eve.

You can’t deny the close relationship between these two. Shopping is a big part of the holiday spirit and we thought you may want to mix your love for the Irish language with the desire to go shopping. This week, we’re going to learn how to say – I love shopping in Irish Gaelic!

How to say – I love shopping in Irish Gaelic

Is breá liom a bheith ag siopadóireacht
I love shopping

/Iss braw lyum veh eh shup-ah-door-ukht/
Dia duit! Siobhán here from Bitesize Irish Gaelic. I speak a Connaught dialect.

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3 thoughts on “How To Say – I Love Shopping in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)”

  1. Pádraig mc nally

    Hi Siobhán, go raibh maith agat.
    Regarding your pronunciation of the verbal noun ‘ag siopadóireacht’ I see you pronounce ‘ag’ as egg.
    I always thought you only used egg in front of a noun beginning with a vowel. Mar shampla, ag amharc and you would pronounce ‘ag’ as ‘a’ if the noun began with a consonant.
    It might be a dialect thing.
    Please help to clear this up for me.
    Le meas, Pádraig

    1. Hi Pádraig,

      Thank you for your message.

      The lesson has been replaced with a more correct version.

      In natural speech, the “g” in “ag” is often dropped when it precedes a noun beginning with a consonant.

      Le meas,
      Siobhán

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