irish grammar

Irish Gaelic Grammar 101 – Gender (VIDEO)

We’re starting a new video series on our blog and on the YouTube channel. In the past months we received several requests from our community to talk a bit more about Irish grammar, so we’re going to answer those requests with video series, focused on the topic.

Dear Bitesize: how to say “I like you” and “tú” vs. “thú”

In today’s Dear Bitesize post, let’s answer two questions that were recently received here at Bitesize Irish Gaelic. First of all, Lilia would like to know how to tell someone “I like you” in Irish Gaelic. Another Irish language student, Éamonn, had a grammatical question. He was wondering when to use thú instead of tú.

Is Some Irish Gaelic Grammar So Important?

Lots of Irish school kids, for example, speak Irish Gaelic with lots correct grammar missing. But you know what? Isn’t that better than speaking no Irish language at all? This applies to you, too. If you’re on your learning journey, be careful not to set your bar for perfection too high.

Tea and Grammar Part 4: Possession

Welcome to the fourth installment of “Tea and Grammar,” in which I help you demystify some of those grammatical terms that get thrown at you when you’re learning a language. If you’re like a lot of adult language learners, you may never have learned these terms in school (or, if you did, unless you’re a teacher or an …

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Word Building in Irish Gaelic

A very handy skill to cultivate in any language is “word building.” For example, take the English word “walk.” Think of all the different words you can make from it: Walking Walker Sidewalk Catwalk Walk-up Walkabout Etc.

The Myth of Perfection

I remember when my daughter first started learning Spanish in elementary school. She would happily practice her budding language skills on anyone who would listen. One of her favorite practice partners was a middle-aged Mexican gentleman who worked at our favorite restaurant. From the first time she chirped “Hola!” to him, he insisted on speaking …

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