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Useful Gaeilge phrases for your visit to Ireland!

They say the best way to experience a new country is to immerse yourself in the culture of the local area and what better way to do this than to learn a few words in the local language?  Irish, also referred to as Gaeilge, is the native language of Ireland, and so if you are planning to visit Ireland, here is a list of a few phrases in Gaeilge that you may be able to use along your travels -

Dia duit (gee-a ditch) = Hello

Maidin mhaith (ma–jean why)  =  Good morning

Óiche mhaith (ee-ha why)  =  Goodnight

Slán (Slawn)  =  Goodbye

Conas atá tú? (cun-is a-ta too)  =  How are you?

Tá mé go maith (ta may go my-h)  =  I am well

Go raibh maith agat  (go row my-h a-gut)  =  Thank you

Le do thoil (le do hull)  = Please

Tá fáilte romhat (ta fal-cha ro-hut) = You’re welcome

Gabh mo leithscéal (Go mo lesh-kale)  = Excuse me

Cad is aimn duit? (Cad is an-um ditch)  =  What is your name?

____ is ainm duit   (___ is an-um ditch)  =  ____ is my name

Craic agus ceol (crack ug-is keo-ul)  =  Fun and music

Sláinte! (slan- cha)  =  Cheers!

Irish people will love to hear your efforts and of course, they will only be delighted to help you learn other phrases during your stay to the Emerald Else. One of the best places to hear a cuplá focal is in the local pubs over a few deochanna (drinks), where you will also be guaranteed to experience plenty of craic agus ceol, as you will be accompanied by friendly locals and traditional Irish music. Your B&B hosts will also help you learn the local lingo and will advise you on all the best places to visit to ensure you experience all that the Irish culture has to offer!

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Posted: 25 Jul 2018 by Claire Regan | with 0 comments

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