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|Thirteen Irish Phrases on account of it being Seachtain na Gaeilge
- ___ is ainm dom – kinda important to get that across. Unless you want to do the old beating your chest Tarzan style. Whichever, it is all good. All the time.
- an bhfuil cead agam dul go dtÃ an leithreas – one of the first phrases you learn at school. Vital, don’t you think?
- CÃ© leis Ã©? – this is another vital phrase for school. Cause whenever you’d see something on the floor you’d have to pick it up and wave it about, calling out “cÃ© leis Ã©? and eventually someone’d reply, Is liomsa Ã©
- Ã‰ist do bhÃ©al – or listen with your mouth.
- Abair leis an lÃ¡mh, mar nÃl an aghaidh ag Ã©isteacht – Like, whatevah!
- TÃºs maith, leath na hoibre – never a truer word spoken.
- Ar muin na muice – This doesn’t actually mean being on the pig’s back, it means to be winning, or having good luck, or wealthy. Or just generally doing well.
- Go n-ithe an cat thÃº is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat – okay, so this isn’t such an important phrase, but you never know when you’ll want to curse someone do you?
- CÃ©n chaoi ‘bhfuil tÃº – At least in Connacht. Different places have different ways of saying it.
- Mo ghrÃ¡ go daingean tu! – The first line from Caoineadh Airt UÃ Laoghaire
- Pionta Guinness, le do thoil – Stereotypes. You gotta have ’em.
- Focal dÃ¡na! – A favourite of the little girls when I stayed in the Gaeltacht.
- Ar mhaith leat cupÃ¡n tae? – Why, of course I would.
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