Let’s jump right into this Irish language lesson with audio.
You’ll learn the days of the week in Irish. The words are complicated, so bookmark this page, and come back again to try them again.
Days of the Week Irish lesson
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Dé Luain. Pronounce it like /Jay Loo-on/
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Dé Máirt. The Irish pronunciation is like: /Jay Mawrch/
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Dé Céadaoin /Jay Cay-deen/
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Dé hAoine /Jay hee-on-a/
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Dé Sathairn /Jay Sa-hern/
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Dé Domhnaigh /Jay Dow-nig/
What’s with Dé for each word?
Dé is a form of the Irish word Dia. You might have seen the Irish language phrase “Dia dhuit” before (“Hello”). This shows a religion again creeping into Irish daily life, this time in the days of the week. If anyone has a full explanation of why Dé appears here, please share with us below.
Irish learning tip
Each morning, test yourself on the name for that day. So if today is Wednesday, say “Dé Céadaoin” to yourself. Of course you won’t remember that instantly, but keep trying. Bookmark this page, and come page to it to practice with the audio some more.
If you’re a member of Bitesize Irish Gaelic, go to Lesson: Days of the week where you will learn different forms of the word, including how to say “Today is …”.
Hope you enjoyed this Irish language lesson with audio – please reply below with any questions.