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Irregular verbs: Bí (Be): Future

In Lesson: Irregular verbs: Bí (Be): Part 1, you can learn the imperative, present tense, and present habitual tense of the irregular verb Bí. In this lesson, we’ll focus on the past tense, the future tense, and the verbal noun. Good news! The good news is Bí doesn’t have a verbal adjective, so that’s one thing you …

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Irregular verbs: Bí (Be): Past

In Lesson: Irregular verbs: Bí (Be): Part 1, you can learn the imperative, present tense, and present habitual tense of the irregular verb Bí. In this lesson we’ll focus on the past tense, the future tense, and the verbal noun. Good news! The good news is Bí doesn’t have a verbal adjective, so that’s one thing you …

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Irregular verbs: Bí (Be): Habitual

In Lesson: Verbs: An introduction to the irregulars, you learned that Irish has eleven irregular verbs, which are some of the most commonly encountered words in the language. In this lesson, you’ll learn the most common one of all: Bí (Be). Remember, these lessons on the irregular verbs are a little different from the other Bitesize lessons you’ve …

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Irregular verbs: Bí (Be): Present

In Lesson: Verbs: An introduction to the irregulars, you learned that Irish has eleven irregular verbs, which are some of the most commonly encountered words in the language. In this lesson, you’ll learn the most common one of all: Bí (Be). Remember, these lessons on the irregular verbs are a little different from the other Bitesize lessons you’ve …

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Irregular verbs: Bí (Be): Imperative

In Lesson: Verbs: An introduction to the irregulars, you learned that Irish has eleven irregular verbs, which are some of the most commonly encountered words in the language. In this lesson, you’ll learn the most common one of all: Bí (Be). Remember, these lessons on the irregular verbs are a little different from the other Bitesize lessons you’ve …

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Say it with Emphasis 2: Pronouns

Introduction “I’m going out tonight! You’re staying home!” In Lesson: Say It With Emphasis – Part 1, you learned how to use special endings, called “emphatic suffixes,” to emphasize certain words, particularly nouns.  In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to emphasize pronouns, which are a bit irregular. What’s a pronoun?  A pronoun is a (usually) …

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Say it with Emphasis 1: Nouns

Introduction  “Hey, that’s my car!” “Put it in my car, not in the house!” “That bush is taller than my tree!” As you’ve guessed by now, there are many ways in which Irish and English differ. In this lesson you’ll learn one of the most fundamental differences: How to express emphasis. No Stress In English, we can stress, …

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Video: Irregular Verb: Ith (Eat)

This lesson is also part of the course Drinks, Foor and Everything Delicious After this lesson, you will be able to use the verb ith to eat in the future tense. Learn more about first-conjugation verbs below: Lesson: Verbs: The present tense Lesson: Verbs: The past tense: affirmative Lesson: Verbs: The past tense: negative Lesson: Verbs: …

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Irregular Verb: Ith (Eat)

This lesson is also part of the course Drinks, Foor and Everything Delicious In Lesson: Verbs: An introduction to the irregulars, you learned that Irish has eleven irregular verbs, which are some of the most commonly encountered words in the language.  In this lesson, you’ll meet the verb: Good news! Ith is only a little, tiny, …

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Taster – Learn Some New Words – Trasna na dTonnta

In this lesson, Siobhán will read the song once more, emphasizing your new words and their pronunciation – vital information for all singers! Your new words Trasna na dTonnta, dul siar dul siar Gaeilge English Trasna Over or across Tonnta Waves Ag dul siar Going west or going back Slán leis an uaigneas ‘is slán leis an gcian Gaeilge English Slán Goodbye Uaigneas …

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Taster – Video: Polite Phrases

This video lesson is related to Excuse Me, Please, Thank you which is the next lesson. After this lesson, you will be able to thank others, excuse yourself and be mannerly when

Taster – Count from 1 to 10

Now it’s time to start learning some new vocabulary! Let’s start learning to count in Irish! Count to ten! Now say it with me! Learning Tip: Notice that you say the little word “a” before the number when counting through the numbers in Irish. That may seem awkward at first, as it’s not something we’re …

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Taster – Podcast: Vowels

We’ve recorded a podcast describing pronunciation of long vowels and short vowels. When you encountered a written word in Irish Gaelic, you can start to figure out how the letters should be pronounced by first looking whether or not the letter has an accent over it. We give you some examples to practice. Click here to …

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Taster – Video: Talking about Hobbies

This video lesson is related to Hobbies which is the next lesson. After this lesson, you will be able to ask someone what their hobbies are and how to tell someone what your hobbies are in Irish. 

Taster – Talking about pastimes

Before starting this lesson, you may want to check out or re-visit Lesson: Hobbies. Here, Seán and Aogán continue to get to know each other over dinner by talking about their hobbies and pastimes. Step 1: Listen & Repeat: Slow Listen to the conversation below, repeating each line after the speaker. Do this as often …

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