Q&A Le Siobhán Agus Aisling – Thursday December 17Th 2020


Watch back December’s Live Q&A with Aisling and Siobhán above!

Here are some notes and links from the Q&A:

  • Proposing as Gaeilge: Will you marry me? – An bpósfaidh tú mé?
  • Plubaire – a chubby child, babbler
  • Saying goodbye:
    • Say Slán leat to someone who’s going away.
    • Say Slán agat to someone who’s staying behind if you’re the one leaving.
    • Oíche mhaith agaibh – Have a goodnight (to multiple people)
      • Oíche mhaith agat– Have a goodnight (to one person)
      • Or just, oíche mhaith!
  • Christmas phrases:
    • Nollaig Shona duit! – Happy Christmas! (to one person)
      • Nollaig Shona daoibh! – Happy Christmas! (to multiple people)
    • Nollaig mhór mhaith duit! – Happy Christmas! (to one person)
      • Nollaig mhór mhaith daoibh! – Happy Christmas! (to multiple people)
      • Literally, A good big Christmas to you.
    • Beannachtaí na Nollag ort! – Christmas Greetings/Blessings!
    • Nollaig faoi shéan agus faoi mhaise duit! – Have a prosperous Christmas!
    • Athbhliain faoi shéan agus faoi mhaise duit! – Have a prosperous New Year!
    • Go mbeirimíd beo ar an am seo arís! – May we alive this time next year!
      • Reply: Go maire an óige go deo in ár gcroí! – May youth live in our hearts forever!
    • Is í an Nollaig í! – Tis the Season! (literally, It’s Christmas!)
  • Prayer before meals:
    • Beannaigh sinne a Thiarna agus na bronntanais seo atáimid ag dul a chaitheamh ó do mhaitheas trí Íosa Críost, ár dTiarna. Áiméan.
      • Bless us, Oh Lord, and these thy gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
  • A Christmas Prayer:
    • Is beannaithe an nóiméad a rugadh Mac na hÓige i méan oíche i mBeithil i lár an gheimhridh ghairbh. Deonaigh, a Íosa, trí bhrí agus onóir do Mhathar rónaofa, ár saol, ár sláinte agus ár neart a chaitheamh i d’sheirbhís bheannaithe, tríd an Slánaitheoir naofa agus a Mhathair Bheannaithe ag treisúint go glóir na bhFlaitheas. A Naíonáin uasail bheannaithe, déan trócaire orainn.
      • It was a blessed moment the Son of Youth was born at midnight in Bethlehem in the middle of the rough winter. Deign, O Jesus, through the intercession and honour of your Most Holy Mother, to spend our life, our health and our strength in Your blessed service, through Our Holy Saviour’s and His Blessed Mother’s support to Heavenly Glory. O, Noble Blessed Infant, have mercy on us.
        • To be said each day of the twelve days of Christmas. Taken from Ár bPaidreacha Dúchais, a collection of traditional Irish prayers.
  • The Munster dialect:
  • Irish events information
  • Language learning five-a-day/week:
    • speaking
    • writing
    • listening
    • reading
    • watching

P.S. What did you learn from this Q&A? Leave a comment below!

Emark on your Irish language journey!

We want to help you achieve Gaeilge Gach Lá – Irish Every Day. Since 2010, we’ve been helping thousands of people learn, practice and speak the Irish language. Take your Irish language journey at your own pace, and practice with others and our fluent staff. Aistear (“journey”) is our self-paced language learning platform.

Or become a member now to access our self-paced courses and more:
Membership Plans

Don't miss our on our next Live Q&A

Get our newsletter for free Irish language learning content every week. You’ll have a chance to submit a question to the next live Q&A, and get the latest resources for Irish language learners.

Watch Previous Irish language Q&As

The fluent staff at Bitesize Irish are passionate in helping your to learn, practice and speak Gaeilge. Watch more previous live Q&As.

Live Q&A: Irish Language Beginners’ Questions – No Query Too Simple!

In this month’s Bitesize Live Q&A Ben and Eoin welcomed you to submit your beginner learners’ questions about the Irish language. Topics covered included blended approaches to learning, learning from poetry and song, prepositions, initial mutations, the Irish primary school system and preserving the linguistic and cultural richness of the language. Here’s a taste of

Read More »

Bitesize Irish Live Q&A – The Genitive Clause

On this November’s live Q&A, Ben and Siobhán from Bitesize Irish answered your questions on the Genitive Clause (‘An Tuiseal Ginideach’). Watch back to hear them demystify this intricate feature of Irish language grammar. Here are links to resources that were mentioned during the livestream: Conceptualising the Genitive So, as you may be aware, the

Read More »

Raising Children with the Irish Language – Live Q&A

On this October’s live Q&A Ben and Siobhán from Bitesize Irish answered your questions on raising children with the Irish language. They discussed the challenges that parents can face when trying to introduce more Irish language into daily family life. Watch back to find helpful resources and strategies to help you to achieve your goals,

Read More »

Bitesize Irish in 2022: A Walk-Through

Watch the recording of Ben, Emma and Eoin of Bitesize Irish walk you through Bitesize Irish in 2022. If you’re looking to embark on your Irish language journey with us, you’re surely curious of what’s inside. Watch our walkthrough and an explanation of our membership plans.

Read More »

How words change in the Irish language – Q&A

In this live Q&A with Ben and Niall of Bitesize Irish, we answer your questions! The topic this month is how the beginnings of words change (or “mutate”) in Irish, depending on context. Unfortunately during this session, we had audio difficulties and so we don’t have a recording of the Q&A session. However, we’ll add

Read More »

2 thoughts on “Q&A Le Siobhán Agus Aisling – Thursday December 17Th 2020”

  1. Siobhan and Aisling.

    I had trouble getting on so I’m glad to see that I can listen to today’s Q&A later.
    Go raibh maith agat. Ellen Joyce

  2. Love your bite size Irish
    Most important how to pronounce It. I have picked up many words that I have learned from you.

    Thank you,

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.