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How to say Winter in Irish

Let’s learn how to say winter and some winter-related vocabulary. 

Winter in Irish is geimhreadh (Connacht: /geev-ra/ Munster: /gee-ra/ Ulster: /gev-roo/). It’s often referred to as an geimhreadh /on gev-ra/, literally “the winter”.

It’s winter in Irish is tá an geimhreadh ann /taw an gev-ra awn/.

Winter weather is aimsir gheimhridh /am-shir ghiv-ree/ .
Aimsir /am-shir/ means weather (Connacht & Ulster: /am-shir/ Munster: /iym-shir/ ).
Geimhridh (Connacht: /geev-ra/ Munster: /gee-rig/ Ulster: /gev-ree/ ) is the genitive singular form of geimhreadh (Connacht: /geev-ra/ Munster: /gee-ra/ Ulster: /gev-roo/).

Let’s put the genitive singular form, geimhridh, into a sentence. Let’s say cold, dark winter nights, which is oícheanta fuara dorcha an gheimhridh /ee-han-ta foo-ra dur-ukha on ghiv-ree/.

Now, let’s put that phrase in a sentence! Caithim oícheanta fuara dorcha an gheimhridh cois tine /Koh-him ee-han-ta foo-ra dur-ukha on ghiv-ree kwish chin-eh/, which means, I spend the cold dark nights of winter by the fire.

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