I had such a busy week I didn’t have time to blog! I hope you have a stress-free weekend!✨
I really want to carry on posting Irish blogs and was surprised to see how many people enjoyed my last one hihi☘🙈 Irish really isn’t the hardest to learn, so learning the basics should be enjoyable💚
If you want to read the first basics, it’s in the ‘Ireland’ blogging section☘
Last week you already learned greetings and some basic questions! Today I want to teach you the basics of introducing yourself and important key words!! Let’s start🤗
First of all, here are some key words we use everyday!
Cad? What?- Cod?
Cén?- Which?- Cane?
Cén fáth?- Why?- Cane fawh?
Conas?- how?- Kun-isss?
Cathain?- When?- Kah- hin?
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What’s your name?… -Cad is ainm duit? – Cod isss ah-nim dit? (Cad=what, duit=you, ainm=name)
My name is…. – (name) is ainm dom – (name) isss ah-nim dom (example sentence, Béline is ainm dom)
Where are you from?– Cad as duit? – Cod osss dit?
I come from..(area)…– Is as…(area)…..mé- Isss osss..(ares).. may (example sentence, Is as an Chlár (Clare) mé).
Some countries/continents/cities in Irish! (If you want to know a certain country, feel free to ask!✈️🌏)
England– Sasana- Soss-ana
France- An Fhrainc- On Wrank (in this context, ‘an’ doesn’t have a meaning)
America- An Mheirceá- On Verik-awh
India- An Ind- On Ind
China- An tSín- On tch-een
Germany- An Ghearmáin- On gee-are-mawn
Russia- An Rúis- On roosh
Africa- An Aifric- On af-rick
Asia- An tÁis- On awh-sh
London- Londain- Londin
Paris- Párais- Pawh- ris
Dublin- mBaile Athá Cliath- mol ya ah-hawh clee-ah
Great Britain- An Bhreatain- On vrat-in
Wales- An Bhreatain Beag (directly translates into, ‘small england!)- On vrat-in bee-ug
United States- Stáit Aontaithe- st-awh-it ay-on tih-ha
I hope you enjoyed basics 2!! If there’s anything you’d like me teach, I’d be happy to!🌏🌙
Thanks for reading,