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Speaking Irish – Useful Phrases 2018-02-15T09:02:34+00:00

Useful Phrases ‘As Gaeilge’.

Some useful phrases to help you chat with the locals.

Small talk

Mora na maidine duit!Top of the morning to you!
Tá sé fuar go leor inniu.It's cold today.
Conas atá tú?How are you?
Conas atá an craic?What's the craic?
Tá an-athas orm bualadh leat.I am very glad to meet you.
Biodh lá maith agatHave a good day.
Slán abhaile.Safe home!
Go n-eirí on t-adh leat.Good luck!
Cá bhfuil to i do chonaí?Where do you live?
Tá Éire iontachIreland is a wonderful country.

Thinking of going for a pint?  Here’s a few phrases to get you through the night

SláinteCheers / Good Health!
Tapadh leatThank you
Cad is ainm duit?What is your name?
An bhfuil tú damhsa liom?Would you like to dance with me?
Tá grá agam duit.I have love for you!
Tabhair póg dom, táim Éireannach.Kiss me, I'm Irish.
Pionta Guinness le do thoil.A pint of Guinness, please.
Tá tart orm.I'm thirsty.
Croí follain agus gob fliuch.A healthy heart and a wet mouth.
Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís.May we be alive this time next year.
Táim ar dhearg meisceI am profoundly drunk

You’ve drank your fill and chatted to the locals.  It’s time for some food and then bed.

Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocrasHunger is good sauce!
Tá an bia go han-mhaith.The food is very good.
an dtabharfá caife dom le do thoil?Can I have a coffee please?
Ba mhaith liom cupán tae.I would like a cup of tea.
Le do thoil.Please.
Tá ocras an damhain orm.I am very hungry.
Cá bhfuil mo sheomra leaba?Where is my bedroom?

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