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Irish Phrases

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    PHRASE: Faigh scuab agus nigh do chuid fiacla
    PRONOUNCED: fie-igh skube oggus knee duh quid fee-ikla
    MEANING: Get a brush and clean your teeth
    PHRASE: Suas síos
    PRONOUNCED: sue-iss she-us
    MEANING: Up and down
    PHRASE: Idir na fiacla
    PRONOUNCED: iddir nah fee-ikla
    MEANING: Between the teeth!

    PHRASE: Faigh do chóta agus cuir ort é
    PRONOUNCED: fye-igh duh koh-ta oggus qwir urt a (a as in A,B,C)
    MEANING: Get your coat and put it on
    PHRASE: Tá sé fuar go leor inniu
    PRONOUNCED: taw shay foor guh lore inn-u
    MEANING: It is cold today
    PHRASE: Déan deifir!
    PRONOUNCED: dane deffer
    MEANING: Hurry Up!

    PHRASE: Maidin Mhaith
    PRONOUNCED: mod-jin wot
    MEANING: Good morning
    PHRASE: Ar chodail tú go maith?
    PRONOUNCED: air cud-ill two guh mot
    MEANING: Did you sleep well?
    PHRASE: Tá sé in am éirí
    PRONOUNCED: taw shay in amm eye-ree
    MEANING: It is time to get up

    PHRASE: Gabh isteach sa seomra folctha agus nigh tú féin
    PRONOUNCED: govhh ihh-stochk suh showm-rih fulk-cheh ogg-us knee two fayn
    MEANING: Go into the bathroom and wash yourself
    PHRASE: Gheobhaidh mé bosca nua sópa
    PRONOUNCED: yeo-igg may buska new-ah suppa
    MEANING: I will get a new box of soap
    PHRASE: Faigh tuáille úr ghlan
    PRONOUNCED: fie-igg tool-ah ur glann
    MEANING: Get a clean fresh towel

    PHRASE: Maidin mhaith
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    PRONOUNCED: modjin mot
    MEANING: Good morning
    PHRASE: Ar chodail tú go maith?
    PRONOUNCED: air cuddle two guh mot
    MEANING: Did you sleep well?
    PHRASE: Tá sé in am éirí
    PRONOUNCED: taw shay in amm eye-ree
    MEANING: It is time to get up

    PRONOUNCED: See on-shin guh foe-ull
    MEANING: Sit here for a moment
    PHRASE: Beidh biseach ort go luath
    PRONOUNCED: Beg bish-ock urt guh loo-ahh
    MEANING: You will be better soon
    PHRASE: Beidh brú ort ansin i gceann cúpla lá
    PRONOUNCED: Beg bru urt on-shin i geow-inn coop-leh law
    MEANING: You will have a bruise there in a couple of days!
    PHRASE: Cá bhfuil do Bhosca Lóin?
    PRONOUNCED: kaw will duh buska loan
    MEANING: Where is your Lunch Box?
    PHRASE: Bí cinnte agus do lón ar fad a ithe inniu
    PRONOUNCED: bee kin-che ogg-uss duh loan air fod ah ihh-heh inn-u
    MEANING: Be sure to eat all your lunch today
    PHRASE: Ná déan deramad ar do lón!
    PRONOUNCED: naw dane djar-mad air duh loan
    MEANING: Dont forget your Lunch!

    PHRASE: Cuir ort do chóta
    PRONOUNCED: kwer urt duh koh-tha
    MEANING: Put on your coat
    PHRASE: Tá sé fuar go leor inniu
    PRONOUNCED: taw shay foor guh lore inn-u
    MEANING: It is cold today
    PHRASE: Déan deifir nó beimid mall
    PRONOUNCED: dane djeffer no baim-eed moll
    MEANING: Hurry or we will be late

    PHRASE:			 Is binn béal ina thost
    PRONOUNCED: 	iss bin bail inna hust
    MEANING: 		Silence is golden 
    
    PHRASE:			 Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na scolb
    PRONOUNCED: 	knee hay law nah gwee-heh law nah sculb
    MEANING: 		The windy day is not the day for thatching
    
    PHRASE: 		Is fearr rith maith ná drochsheasamh
    PRONOUNCED: 	iss farr rih mot nah druch-shas-ivh
    MEANING: 		He who runs away lives to fight another day
    
    April 2011
    PHRASE: 		Eist moran agus can beagan
    PRONOUNCED: 	aisht more-on ogus kon byug-on
    MEANING: 		Hear much and say little
    
    PHRASE: 		Is minic a gheibhean beal oscailt diog dunta!
    PRONOUNCED: 	iss minik ah gevh-yun bail uskult dee-ug doon-tah 
    MEANING: 		An open mouth often catches a closed fist
    
    PHRASE: 		De reir a cheile a thogtar na caisleain
    PRONOUNCED: 	day rare ah kayla a hug-tur nah cosh-lawn
    MEANING: 		It takes time to build castles
    
    PHRASE:			Comhghairdeas
    PRONOUNCED:	co-gair-djas
    MEANING:		Congratulations
    
    PHRASE:			Slainte
    PRONOUNCED:	slawn-cheh
    MEANING:		Cheers
    
    PHRASE:			O m'anam 
    PRONOUNCED:	oh muh anim
    MEANING:		From my heart
    
    January 2011
    PHRASE: 		a ghra mo chroi
    PRONOUNCED: 	ah graw muh kree
    MEANING: 		Love of my heart
    
    PHRASE: 		Saol fada chugat
    PRONOUNCED: 	sail faddah coogit
    MEANING:		 Long life to you
    
    PHRASE: 		Codladh samh
    PRONOUNCED:	cullah sovh
    MEANING:		 Sleep well
    
    November 2010
    PHRASE: 		cuimhnigh i gconai
    PRONOUNCED: 	cweeve-nee ih go-nee
    MEANING: 		Always remember
    
    PHRASE: 		Is fearr Gaeilge briste, na Bearla cliste
    PRONOUNCED: 	iss far gale-geh brishteh naw bear-elh clish-teh
    MEANING: 		Broken Irish is better than clever English
    
    PHRASE: 		Ni tir gan teanga
    PRONOUNCED: 	nee tier gon tyan-geh
    MEANING: 		No nation/land without a language
    
    September 2010
    PHRASE: 		Is fhearr fheuchainn na bhith san duil
    PRONOUNCED: 	iss far vue-chonn nah vith san du-ill
    MEANING: 		It is better to try than to hope
    
    PHRASE: 		Tada gan iarracht
    PRONOUNCED: 	taw-dah gonn ear-ockt
    MEANING:		 Nothing is done without effort
    
    PHRASE: 		Cha d'dhùin doras nach d'fhosgail doras
    PRONOUNCED: 	caw dih-doo-inn durriss nock dus-gall duriss
    MEANING:		No door closed without another opening
    
    August 2010
    PHRASE: 		Níl agam ach beagáinín Gaeilge.
    PRONOUNCED: 	kneel ah-gum ock byug-aneen gayle-geh
    MEANING: 		I speak only a little Irish
    
    PHRASE: 		An miste leat labhairt níos moille? 
    PRONOUNCED: 	on mishteh lat low-art neice mwille
    MEANING: 		Can you speak a little slower
    
    PHRASE: 		Ní thuigim 
    PRONOUNCED: 	knee higimm
    MEANING: 		I dont understand
    
    March 2010
    PHRASE: 		an Samhradh, an Fhomhair, an Geimhreadh, an tEarrach
    PRONOUNCED:	on sow-rah, on o-wirr, on geh-rahh, on tarrack
    MEANING:		Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring 
    
    PHRASE:		ta se gaofar/fuar/ag cur baisti
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay gayfur/foor/egg curr bah-stee
    MEANING:		It is windy/cold/raining
    
    PHRASE:		La brea ata ann
    PRONOUNCED:	lah brah ahtaw ow-inn
    MEANING:		It's a lovely day
    
    February 2010
    PHRASE:		Corp dicheile
    PRONOUNCED:	corp dee-kayleh
    MEANING:		The height of folly
    
    PHRASE:		Rogha an da dhiogha
    PRONOUNCED:	rowah on daw deegah
    MEANING:		The lesser of two evils
    
    PHRASE:		Bua na cainte
    PRONOUNCED:	boo-ah nah coin-che
    MEANING:		The gift of the gab (ability to converse)
    
    January 2010
    PHRASE:		Thar gach ni eile...
    PRONOUNCED:	har gock nee ella
    MEANING:		Above all else...
    
    PHRASE:		Ni mor a admhail.... 
    PRONOUNCED:	nee moor ah ad-voll
    MEANING:		It must be admitted...
    
    PHRASE:		Ar an iomlan...
    PRONOUNCED:	air on um-lun
    MEANING:		On the whole...
    
    November 2009
    PHRASE:	 	Ni mor a admhail...
    PRONOUNCED:	knee moor ah ad-voll
    MEANING:		It has to be admitted....
    
    PHRASE:		Is baolach... 
    PRONOUNCED:	iss bwail-ock
    MEANING:		Unfortunately... 
    
    
    PHRASE:		de reir dealramh
    PRONOUNCED:	day rare deall-ruv
    MEANING:		Apparently....
    
    September 2009
    PHRASE:		Ni neart go cur le cheile.
    PRONOUNCED:	nee hyart guh curr leh kay-lah
    MEANING:		there is no strength without unity
    
    PHRASE:		Nil aon tintean mar do thintean fein. 
    PRONOUNCED:	neel ain tintin marr duh hin-tin fane
    MEANING:		there is no hearth like your own hearth
    
    PHRASE:		Is folamh fuar e teach gan bean.
    PRONOUNCED:	iss full-ivv foor a chock gon ban 
    			(a as in a,b,c) 
    MEANING:		it is a cold house without a woman
    
    August 2009
    PHRASE:		Ni lia duine na tuairim 
    PRONOUNCED:	nee lee-ah dinnah nah toor-im
    MEANING:		Everyone has their own opinion
    
    PHRASE:		Ni lia tir na nos
    PRONOUNCED:	nee lee-ah tear no-iss
    MEANING:		every country has it's own customs
    
    PHRASE:		Is leir don saol e an firinne
    PRONOUNCED:	iss lair dun sail a on firr-inyeh 
    			(a as in a,b,c) 
    MEANING:		everybody knows the truth
    
    July 2009
    PHRASE:		Thar gach ni eile
    PRONOUNCED:	har gock knee ellya
    MEANING:		Above all else
    
    PHRASE:		Ni mor a admhail
    PRONOUNCED:	knee moor ah advile
    MEANING:		it must be admitted
    
    PHRASE:		Ar an iomlán 
    PRONOUNCED:	air on umlawn
    MEANING:		on the whole
    
    June 2009
    PHRASE:		Maire/Seosaimh bhocht 
    PRONOUNCED:	moir-eh/show-suff buckt?
    MEANING:		Poor Maire/Mary/Joseph
    
    PHRASE:		Ta si/se ag caoineadh
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shee/shay egg cween-idd
    MEANING:		She/he is crying
    
    PHRASE:		Thit si/se ar an urlar 
    PRONOUNCED:	hit shee/shay air onn urr-lore
    MEANING:		She/he fell on the floor
    
    May 2009
    PHRASE:		Cad is ainm duit?
    PRONOUNCED:	coad iss annim dwit
    MEANING:		What is your name?
    
    PHRASE:		An bhfuil tu damhsa liom?
    PRONOUNCED:	On will two dowsa lum
    MEANING:		Would you like to dance with me?
    
    PHRASE:		Iocfaidh mise don gach rud!
    PRONOUNCED:	uck-igg misha dun gock rud
    MEANING:		I will pay for everything!
    
    April 2009
    PHRASE:		An bhfuil pian ort?
    PRONOUNCED:	On will peen urt
    MEANING:		Are you in any pain?
    
    PHRASE:		Gheobhaidh me an bhanaltra duit
    PRONOUNCED:	yo-igg may on bonn-altra dwit
    MEANING:		I will get the nurse for you
    
    PHRASE:		Beidh an dochtuir anseo gan mhoill.
    PRONOUNCED:	beg on docktoor onshuh gon vwill
    MEANING:		The doctor will be here soon
    
    February 2009
    PHRASE:		Thalla a chluiche le do deideagan
    PRONOUNCED:	hallah ah clih-heh leh duh daid-aginn
    MEANING:		Go play with your toys
    
    PHRASE:		Dé tha thu ah deanamh?
    PRONOUNCED:	day taw two ah dyane-iff 
    MEANING:		What are you making/doing ?
    
    PHRASE:		Ta me a dheanamh dealbh
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw may ah yea/niff dyalb
    MEANING:		I am making a picture
    
    January 2009
    PHRASE:		Cad ba mhaith leat? 
    PRONOUNCED:	cod buh woh latt?
    MEANING:		What would you like?
    
    PHRASE:		Ar mhaith leat caife, tea, bainne?
    PRONOUNCED:	air wott lat caffey, tay, bonn-yah
    MEANING:		Would you like coffee, tea, milk?
    
    PHRASE:		B'fhearr liom liomanaid, beoir, uisce beatha
    PRONOUNCED:	byarr lum lee-mun-oid, byorr, isk-ihh bah-ha
    MEANING:		I would prefer lemonade, beer, whiskey
    
    November 2008
    PHRASE: 		An mor ata air?
    PRONOUNCED:	on moor ah-taw err
    MEANING:		What price is this?
    
    PHRASE:		Ceannoid me e  
    PRONOUNCED:	kyann-owid may a 
    		('a' as in USA)
    MEANING: 		I will buy it
    
    PHRASE:		An dtogann tu cartai credit? 
    PRONOUNCED:	on dowg-inn two kartee kredit
    MEANING:		Do you accept credit cards?
    
    August 2008
    PHRASE:		Bi ciuin! Ta tinneas cinn orm.
    PRONOUNCED:	bee quewn! Taw tinniss kinn urm
    MEANING:		Be quiet! I have a headache.
    
    PHRASE:		Is cuma liom!
    PRONOUNCED:	is cumma lum
    MEANING:		I dont care!
    
    PHRASE:		Go hifreann leat! 
    PRONOUNCED:	Guh hee-fran lath
    MEANING:		To hell with you!
    
    July 2008
    PHRASE:		Ta me/tu go hiontach
    PRONOUNCED:	taw may/two guh hun-tock
    MEANING:		I/you am wonderful
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se/si are buille
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay/shee air bool-yeh
    MEANING:		He/she is angry
    
    PHRASE:		Ta sinn/sibh/siad tuirseach
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shin/shiv/sheed tear-shock
    MEANING:		We/us/they are tired
    
    June 2008
    PHRASE:		Ni ceart go cur le cheile
    PRONOUNCED:	knee keart guh kurr leh kail-eh
    MEANING:		There is no strength without unity
    
    PHRASE:		Is maith an scathan suil charad
    PRONOUNCED:	iss mot on scah-hawn sewell karr-add
    MEANING:		A friends eye is a good mirror
    
    PHRASE:		Ni hespa go dith carad 
    PRONOUNCED:	knee hes-pah guf dee karr-add
    MEANING:		There is no need like the lack of a friend
    
    May 2008
    PHRASE:		Ta athas/bron/fearg/ocras/tart orm 
    PRONOUNCED:	taw aw-iss/broin/farg/ock-ros/tart urr-im
    MEANING:		I am happy/sorry/angry/hungry/thirsty
    
    PHRASE:		Ta tu mall/go luath/go halainn/ard/go tapaidh
    PRONOUNCED:	taw two moll/guh loo-ah/guh hall-inn/ard/guh top-igg
    MEANING:		You are late/early/beautful/tall/fast
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se te/fuar/fliuch/tirim amach
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay teh/fuirr/fluch/tirrim amock
    MEANING:		It is hot/cold/wet/dry outside
    
    April 2008:
    PHRASE:		Nil aon leigheas ar an ngra ach posadh
    PRONOUNCED:	neel ain laygus air on grah ock pus-idd
    MEANING:		The only cure for love is marriage
    
    PHRASE:		An rud a lionas an tsuil lionann se an croi
    PRONOUNCED:	on rud ah lean-uss on sewell lean-onn shay on kree
    MEANING:		What fills the eye fills the heart
    
    PHRASE:		Giorraionn beirt bothar
    PRONOUNCED:	gurr-on bert boh-hurr
    MEANING:		Two shorten the road
    
    March 2008:
    PHRASE:		Ni ceart go cur le cheile
    PRONOUNCED:	knee keart guh kurr leh kay-leh
    MEANING:		There is no strength without unity
    
    PHRASE:		Ni heolas go haontios!
    PRONOUNCED:	knee hyeo-luss guh hain-chiss
    MEANING:		You cant know me without living with me!
    
    PHRASE:		Olann an cat cluin bainne leis!
    PRONOUNCED:	ull-onn on kot clew-in bonn-yeh lesh
    MEANING:		The quiet cat also drinks milk!
    
    
    February 2008:
    PHRASE:		Conas ata tu?
    PRONOUNCED:	cunn-us ah-taw two
    MEANING:		How are you?
    
    PHRASE:		Glacfaidh me do theocht/chuisle
    PRONOUNCED:	glock-igg may duh teowked/cush-leh
    MEANING:		I will take your temperature/pulse
    
    PHRASE:		Gheobhaidh me an bhanaltra/dochtuir duit.
    PRONOUNCED:	geow-igg may on bawn-all-tra/dock-tour dwit
    MEANING:		I will get the nurse/doctor for you
    
    January 2008
    PHRASE:		Mo seanathair agus seanmathair
    PRONOUNCED:	muh sean-ah-hirr ogg-us shan-wah-hirr
    MEANING:		My Grandfather and Grandmother
    
    PHRASE:		Dearthair, deirfiur, aintín, uncail
    PRONOUNCED:	dre-harr, dre-furrh, on-teen, un-kol
    MEANING:		Brother, sister, auntie, uncle
    
    PHRASE:		Mathair, athair, mac, inin
    PRONOUNCED:	wah-hirr, ah-hirr, mack, ineen
    MEANING:		Mother, father, son, daughter
    
    
    November 2007
    PHRASE:	 	An toigh leat te/cofaidh/bainne ?
    PRONOUNCED:	on tow-ig lat tay/cof-aid/bon-yeh
    MEANING:		Would you like tea/coffe/milk ?
    
    PHRASE:	 	An gabh thu tuilleadh?
    PRONOUNCED:	on govh two tyew-lid
    MEANING:		Will you have some more?
    
    PHRASE:	 	Tapadh leat
    PRONOUNCED:	tapah lat
    MEANING:		Thank you
    
    September 2007
    PHRASE:		Gardai! Ta se prainneach. 
    PRONOUNCED:	gard-ee! Taw shay pronn-ack
    MEANING:		Police! It's an emergency. 
    
    PHRASE:		Taim i gcruachais anois
    PRONOUNCED:	tah-imm ih grew-cuss ah-nish
    MEANING:		I need your help now
    
    PHRASE:		Chaill me mo mhala. 
    PRONOUNCED:	kyle may muh wall-ah/spar-awn/tick-aid
    MEANING:		I lost my bag/wallet/ticket
    
    August 2007
    PHRASE:		Gabh mo leithscaal 
    PRONOUNCED:	govh muh leh-skayle
    MEANING:		Excuse me
    
    PHRASE:		Nil Gaeilge maith agam
    PRONOUNCED:	kneel gale-geh mot ah-gum
    MEANING:		I cannot speak Irish very well
    
    PHRASE:		An Bhfuil Bearla/Gaeilge agat
    PRONOUNCED:	on will bear-lah/gale-geh ah-gut
    MEANING:		Do you speak English/Irish
    
    July 2007
    PHRASE:		Ta me i gcruachais. 
    PRONOUNCED:	tah may ih grew-kuss
    MEANING:		I need your help
    
    PHRASE:		Ta me ar strae/gortaithe/tinneas
    PRONOUNCED:	tah may air stray / gore-teh-hah / tinn-iss
    MEANING:		I am lost/injured/sick
    
    PHRASE:		Ba mhaith liom an dochtuir
    PRONOUNCED:	buh wot lum on dock-thure
    MEANING:		I need a doctor
    
    June 2007
    PHRASE:		Ticead amhain go dti an Gaillaimh, le do thoil
    PRONOUNCED:	tick-aid ah-wann guh dee on gall-yibh leh duh hull
    MEANING:		One ticket to Galway please
    
    PHRASE:		Baile Atha Cliath/an Corcaigh/an Port Lairge/Ciarrai
    PRONOUNCED:	ball-yeh aq-hah klee-ah/on core-kig/on port lor-ih-geh/keer-ee
    MEANING:		Dublin/Cork/Galway/Kerry
    
    PHRASE:		Cathain a bhainfidh an traenach/bus amach i Cill Airne 
    PRONOUNCED:	kohh-inn a bwin-igg on tray-nock/bus ah-mock i kil arney
    MEANING:		When does this train/bus arrive in Killarney?
    
    May 2007
    PHRASE:		Ta an aimsir go halainn inniu 
    PRONOUNCED:	taw an eyeim-shur guh haul-inn inn-you
    MEANING:		The weather is beautiful today
    
    PHRASE:		Bhi an aimsir fliuch agus gaofar ar maidin 
    PRONOUNCED:	vee onn eyeim-shur fluck ogg-uss gwefarr air mod-djin 
    MEANING:		The weather was wet and windy this morning
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se rothe i rith an lae
    PRONOUNCED:	Thaw shay ro-cheh ih rih on lay/eehah
    MEANING:		It is too hot during the day/night
    
    January 2007
    PHRASE:		Eist moran agus can beagan!
    PRONOUNCED:	aisht more-on og-us con byug-on
    MEANING:		Hear much and say little!
    
    PHRASE:		De reir a cheile a thogtar na caisleain!
    PRONOUNCED:	deh rare ah kay-lee a hug-tar nah cosh-lawn
    MEANING:		It takes time to build castles!
    
    PHRASE:		Is minic a gheibhean beal oscailt diog dunta!
    PRONOUNCED:	iss minick ah gav-awnn bail os-kuly dee-ug doon-ta
    MEANING:		An open mouth often catches a closed fist!
    
    
    November 2006
    PHRASE:		Ta agam le rudai a cheannach
    PRONOUNCED:	taw ah-gum leh rudd-ee ah kee-ann-ock
    MEANING:		I have to do some shopping
    
    PHRASE:		Ba maith liom an cota deas/geansai deas
    PRONOUNCED:	buh wott lum on kota djas/gan-see djas
    MEANING:		I would like a nice coat/nice sweater
    
    PHRASE:	 	Ba maith liom seo a chur ar agaidh ag mo teach
    PRONOUNCED:	buh wott lum shuh ah kurr air eye-gh egg muh chock
    MEANING:		I want this sent to my house
    
    
    October 2006
    PHRASE:		Ca bhfuil mo sheomra leapa? 
    PRONOUNCED:	caw will muh showm-rah lappah
    MEANING:		Where is my bedroom?
    
    PHRASE:	 	Ta sa thuas an staighre. 
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay who-iss on sty-reh
    MEANING:		It is upstairs
    
    PHRASE:		Ta an leaba fuar, bhog, garbh, salach, briste
    PRONOUNCED:	taw on lab-ah foor, bog, garv, sol-ock, brish-teh
    MEANING:		The bed is cold, soft, rough, dirty, broken
    
    
    September 2006
    PHRASE:		Ta suil agam go bhfuil tu i mbarr na slainte 
    PRONOUNCED:	taw su-ill ah-gum guh will tu ih marr nah slawn-che
    MEANING:		I hope you are in the best of health
    
    PHRASE:	 	Ni raibh am agam scriobh go dti seo
    PRONOUNCED:	knee rouh omm ah-gum skreevh guh dee shuh
    MEANING:		I hadn't time to write until now
    
    PHRASE:		Scriobh chugam go luath
    PRONOUNCED:	skreevh coo-gum guh lu-ah
    MEANING:		write to me soon
    
    
    August 2006
    PHRASE:		An bhfuil dearthaireacha agus deirfiuracha agat
    PRONOUNCED:	on wil dreh-harr-ock-ah ogus dreh-furr-ock-ah ah-gut
    MEANING:		Do you have any brothers or sisters?
    
    PHRASE:	 	An bhfuil clann agat
    PRONOUNCED:	on wil clon ah-gut
    MEANING:		Do you have a family?
    
    PHRASE:		An bhfuil tu posta ?
    PRONOUNCED:	on wil two poe-sta
    MEANING:		Are you married?
    
    July 2006
    The following Gaelic phrases are engraved on our new Irish rings - see here.
    PHRASE:		Mo anam cara
    PRONOUNCED:	muh ann-imm karrah
    MEANING:		My soulmate
    
    PHRASE:	 	Gra, Dilseacht, Cairdeas 
    PRONOUNCED:	graw, deel-shockt, korr-djass
    MEANING:		Love, Loyalty, Friendship
    
    PHRASE:		Gra Go Deo
    PRONOUNCED:	graw guh djoe
    MEANING:		Love forever
    
    June 2006
    PHRASE:		Is e do bhaile do chaislean 
    PRONOUNCED:	iss a duh boll-yah duh kosh-lonn
    MEANING:		Your house is your castle
    
    PHRASE:	 	Coimhead fearg fhear na foighde
    PRONOUNCED:	koe-vade varrig farr nah foe-ih-geh
    MEANING:		Beware the anger of a patient man
    
    PHRASE:		Maireann croi eadrom i bhfad
    PRONOUNCED:	marr-inn kree aid-drum ih bodd
    MEANING:		A light heart lives longest
    
    May 2006
    PHRASE:		An toigh leat tae/bainne/cofaidh/siucra?
    PRONOUNCED:	on toig lat tay/bonn-yah/coff-aid/shu-krah
    MEANING:		Do you like tea/milk/coffee/sugar?
    
    PHRASE:	 	An gabh tu pios caca?
    PRONOUNCED:	on govh two pee-sah caw-kah
    MEANING:		Will you have a piece of cake?	
    
    PHRASE:		An gabh tu tuilleadh?
    PRONOUNCED:	on govh two twul-lid
    MEANING:		Will you have some more?
    
    April 2006
    PHRASE:		Na dean sin!
    PRONOUNCED:	naw dane shin
    MEANING:		Don't do that!
    
    PHRASE:	 	Gle mhaith!
    PRONOUNCED:	glay moth
    MEANING:		Very good!	
    
    PHRASE:		Rinn tu e!
    PRONOUNCED:	rinn two a (as in the letter a)
    MEANING:		You did it!
    
    
    February 2006
    PHRASE:		Ba mhaith liom cupan tae
    PRONOUNCED:	Buh wah lum cup-onn tay
    MEANING:		I would like a cup of tea?
    
    PHRASE:		Le bainne? Le siucra?
    PRONOUNCED:	Leh bonn-yeh? Leh shu-kreh
    MEANING:		With milk? With sugar?
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se ro-laidir/ro-lag/an dheas
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw shay ro-law-dirr/ro-logg/on djas
    MEANING:		It is too strong/too weak/just nice
    
    January 2006
    PHRASE:		Slainte agus tainte!
    PRONOUNCED:	slawn-che oggus tinn-che
    MEANING:		Health and Wealth!
    
    PHRASE:		Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo aris! 
    PRONOUNCED:	guh mware-eh mwid beow air on omm shuh ah-rish
    MEANING:		May we be alive this time next year!
    
    PHRASE:		Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit!
    PRONOUNCED:	ought-bleen fwee may-sheh dwit
    MEANING:		A prosperous new year to you!
    
    
    November 2005
    PHRASE:	 	Fainne oir ort!
    PRONOUNCED:	fawn-yeh ore urt
    MEANING:		A gold ring on you 
    			(Bravo! or Well Done!)
    
    PHRASE:		Go dte tu an cead
    PRONOUNCED:	guh day two on kade
    MEANING:		May you live to be 100
    
    PHRASE:		Go maire tu! 
    PRONOUNCED:	guh mire-ehh two
    MEANING:		May you live 
    			(Congratulations! or Live long!)
    
    October 2005
    PHRASE:	 	Oiche Shamhna
    PRONOUNCED:	ee-ha how-nah
    MEANING:		Halloween (the night before Samhain)
    
    PHRASE:		Tabhair feirin dom no buailfidh me bob ort! 
    PRONOUNCED:	tour ferr-een dum no booligg may bob urt
    MEANING:		Trick or Treat 
    	(give me a treat or I will play a trick on you!)
    
    PHRASE:		Tine cramha/Cailleach/Taibhse
    PRONOUNCED:	tinneh cravh-sheh/coll-yuk/tavh-sheh
    MEANING:		Bonfire/Witch/Ghost
    
    
    September 2005
    PHRASE:	 	Fomhair/Geimhreadh/Earrach/Samhradh
    PRONOUNCED:	foe-irr/gev-reh/arr-ock/souwh-rah 
    MEANING:		Autumn/Winter/Spring/Winter
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se ag cur baisti
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay egg curr bosh-tee
    MEANING:		It is raining
    
    PHRASE:		Ta mo eadie fliuch
    PRONOUNCED:	taw muh ea-dee flee-uck
    MEANING:		My clothes are wet
    
    
    August 2005
    PHRASE:	 	An mor ata air?
    PRONOUNCED:	on moor ah-taw err
    MEANING:		Ho much does this cost?
    
    PHRASE:		An dtogann tu caratai credit?
    PRONOUNCED:	on duggan two car-tee credit
    MEANING:		Do you take credit cards?
    
    PHRASE:		Ceannoid me e
    PRONOUNCED:	kyan-oh-idd may a 
    		(a as the letter A)
    MEANING:		I'll buy it!
    
    July 2005
    PHRASE:	 	Ta me go hiontach
    PRONOUNCED:	taw may guh hyun-tock
    MEANING:		I am wonderful!
    
    PHRASE:		Ta me tinn
    PRONOUNCED:	taw may tin
    MEANING:		I am unwell (sick)
    
    PHRASE:		Ta tuirse orm
    PRONOUNCED:	taw tier-sheh urm
    MEANING:		I am tired
    
    June 2005
    PHRASE:	 	Sean is ainm dom
    PRONOUNCED:	Sean is ann-imm dum
    MEANING:		Sean is my name!
    
    PHRASE:		Ca bhfuil Maire/Sean?
    PRONOUNCED:	caw will Maire/Sean
    MEANING:		Where is Maire/Sean!
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se/si sa teach/ostan
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay/shee sah chock/us-tawn
    MEANING:		He/She is in the house/hotel
    
    
    May 2005
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se go brea
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay goh braw
    MEANING:		It is sunny!
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se scamaillach
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay scomm-ill-ock
    MEANING:		it is cloudy
    
    PHRASE:	 	Ta se ag cuir baisteach
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay egg curr bawsh-stuck
    MEANING:		It is raining!
    
    April 2005
    PHRASE:		Na dean sin!
    PRONOUNCED:	nah dane shin
    MEANING:		Dont do that!
    
    PHRASE:	 	Cuir sin sios
    PRONOUNCED:	cwirr shin shees
    MEANING:		Put that down!
    
    PHRASE:		Fuirich air falbh on teine 
    PRONOUNCED:	fwirr-ick err voliv on dyan-yeh
    MEANING:		Stay away from the fire!
    
    February 2005
    PHRASE:		 	Eireann go Brach !
    PRONOUNCED:	air-inn go braw
    MEANING:		Ireland forever!
    
    PHRASE:		Cead mile failte romhat! 
    PRONOUNCED:	kade meela fall-cheh row-itt
    MEANING:		A hundred thousand welcomes!
    
    PHRASE:		Slainte 
    PRONOUNCED:	slawn-che
    MEANING:		Good Health!
    
    January 2005
    PHRASE: 		Buchaill/cailin maith!
    PRONOUNCED:	boo-kill/coll-een mott
    MEANING:		Good boy/girl!
    
    PHRASE:		Stad!
    PRONOUNCED:	stadd
    MEANING:		Stop!
    
    PHRASE:		Na dean sin!
    PRONOUNCED:	nah dane shin
    MEANING:		Don't do that!
    
    December 2004
    PHRASE: 		Deireadh Fomhair/Samhain/Nollaig
    PRONOUNCED:	derr-ihh foe-irr/zoew-inn/null-igg
    MEANING:		October/November/December
    
    PHRASE:		Nollaig faoi shean is faoi mhaise duit!
    PRONOUNCED:	Nullig fwee yan iss fwee mway/shih dwit
    MEANING:		A prosperous and enjoyable Christmas!
    
    PHRASE:		Nollaig Shona duit
    PRONOUNCED:	nullig hunna dwit
    MEANING:		Happy Christmas to you
    
    PHRASE:		Athblian shona duit
    PRONOUNCED:	ought/bleen hunna dwit
    MEANING:		Happy new year to you
    
    November 2004
    PHRASE: 		Iuil/Lunasa/Mean Fomhair
    PRONOUNCED:	ooh-ill/loon-asa/man-foe-irr
    MEANING:		July/August/September
    
    PHRASE:		White/Green/Black/Blue/Brown/Red/Yellow
    PRONOUNCED:	ban/glass/dubh/gorm/donn/dearg/bui
    MEANING:		bawn/gloss/duve/gurim/don/djarigg/bwee
    
    PHRASE: 		Ta se a seacht/ocht/naoi a chlog
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay shocked/ucked/knee a clug
    MEANING:		It is seven/eight/nine o'clock
    
    
    October 2004
    PHRASE: 		Aibrean/Bealtaine/Meitheamh
    PRONOUNCED:	obb-rinn/beowl-tinn-eh/meh-ivh
    MEANING:		April/May/June
    
    PHRASE: 		Deardaoin/De hAoine/De Satharn/ De Domhnach
    PRONOUNCED:	dare-deen/day heena/day satt-urn/day dow-nock
    MEANING:		Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday
    
    PHRASE: 		Ta se a ceithir/cuig/se a chlog
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay a kerr-ihh/koo-igg/shay a clug
    MEANING:		It is four/five/six o'clock
    
    
    September 2004
    PHRASE: 		Eanair/Feabhra/Marta
    PRONOUNCED:	onn-irr/feow-rih/marr-tah
    MEANING:		January/February/March
    
    PHRASE: 		De Luain/De Mairt/De Cheadaoin
    PRONOUNCED:	day-loon/day mart/day k-deen
    MEANING:		Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday
    
    PHRASE: 		Ta se a haon/do/tri a chlog
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay a hane/doh/tree ah clug
    MEANING:		It is one/two/three o'clock
    
    
    August 2004
    PHRASE: 		Beagan agus a ra go maith
    PRONOUNCED:	byug/onn ogg/iss a raw guh mot
    MEANING:		Say little but say it well
    
    PHRASE: 		Mol an oige agus tiocfaidh siad
    PRONOUNCED:	moll on ogue/ihh og/iss chuck/igg sheed
    MEANING:		Praise the young and they will flourish
    
    PHRASE: 		Ceoil agus Craic
    PRONOUNCED:	ceo/ill ogg/iss crack
    MEANING:		Singing and fun
    
    
    July 2004
    PHRASE: 		bean mo chroi
    PRONOUNCED:	bann muh kree
    MEANING:		Woman of my heart
    
    PHRASE: 		Ta tu go halainn
    PRONOUNCED:	taw two guh haul-inn
    MEANING:		You are beautiful
    
    PHRASE: 		An bposfaidh tu me?
    PRONOUNCED:	on boes-igg two may
    MEANING:		Will you marry me?
    
    
    June 2004
    PHRASE:		Ta se dearg, gorm, dubh, ban, 
    		oraiste, donn, bui, glas
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay dar-igg, gurrum, duve, bawn, 
    		orr-awsh-che, don, bwee, gloss
    MEANING:		It is red, blue, black, white, 
    		orange, brown, yellow, green
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se a haon a clog, a do a clog, tri, 
    		ceathair, cuig, se, seacht, hocht, naoi, deich
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay a hane a clug, a dough a clug, tree,
    		kah-irr, coo-igg, shockt, huckt, knee, deh
    MEANING:		It is one o'clock, two o'clock, three, 
    		four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten
    
    PHRASE:		Uladh, Mumhan, Laighean, Connacht 
    PRONOUNCED:	ooh-lad, muv-onn, lion, con-ocked
    MEANING:		Ulster, Munster, Leinster, Connaught 
    
    
    May 2004
    PHRASE:		An féidir liom cabhru leat?
    PRONOUNCED:	on fay-durr lum cow-roo lat?
    MEANING:		May I help you? 
    
    PHRASE:		An bhfuil tu ag lorg duine eigin?
    PRONOUNCED:	on will two egg lurg dinn-eh aig-ginn 
    MEANING:		Are you looking for someone? 
    
    PHRASE:		An gno pearsanta no oifigiuil e?
    PRONOUNCED:	on gih-no parr-sann-tah no iff-igg-ool ae 
    MEANING:		Is it personal or official? 
    
    April 2004
    PHRASE:		Ta me are meisce
    PRONOUNCED:	taw/may/air/mesh-keh
    MEANING:		I am very drunk
    
    PHRASE:		Ta me ar buille
    PRONOUNCED:	taw/may/air/bool-yeh
    MEANING:		I am very angry
    
    PHRASE:		Ta me tuirseach
    PRONOUNCED:	taw/may/tier-shock
    MEANING:		I am tired
    
    
    March 2004
    PHRASE:		Iuil/Lunasa/Mean Fomhair 
    PRONOUNCED:	yewell/loon-asa/man-foe-hur
    MEANING:		July/August/September
    
    PHRASE:		Deireadh Fomhair/Samhain/Nollaig 
    PRONOUNCED:	derrah-foe-hur/sow-inn/null-igg
    MEANING:		October/November/December
    
    PHRASE:		Seacht, Ocht, Naoi Deich
    PRONOUNCED:	shocked, ucked, knee, deh
    MEANING:		Seven/Eight/Nine/Ten
    
    

    February 2004
    
    PHRASE:		Aibrean/Bealtaine/Meitheamh
    PRONOUNCED:	ibb-ronn/be-owll-tinnih/meh-ivh
    MEANING:		April/May/June
    
    PHRASE:		Deardaoin/De haoine/Sathairn/De Domhnaigh
    PRONOUNCED:	dare-deen/day-heena/day-dow-nig
    MEANING:		Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday
    
    PHRASE:		Ceathair/Cuig/Se
    PRONOUNCED:	cah-irr/coo-igg/shay
    MEANING:		Four/Five/Six
    
    
    January 2004
    PHRASE:		Eanair/Feabhra/Marta
    PRONOUNCED:	ain-irr/feow-rahh/marr-tah
    MEANING:		January/February/March
    
    PHRASE:		De Luain/De mairt/De Cheadaoin
    PRONOUNCED:	day-loon/day-mart/day kade-djeen
    MEANING:		Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday
    
    PHRASE:		Aon/Do/Tri
    PRONOUNCED:	ah-inn/doh/tree
    MEANING:		One/Two/Three
    

    December 2003
    
    PHRASE:		Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi mhaise duit!
    PRONOUNCED:	Nullig fwee yan iss fwee mway/shih dwit
    MEANING:		A prosperous and enjoyable Christmas!
    
    PHRASE:		Nollaig Shona duit
    PRONOUNCED:	nullig hunna dwit
    MEANING:		Happy Christmas to you
    
    PHRASE:		Athblian shona duit
    PRONOUNCED:	ought/bleen hunna dwit
    MEANING:		Happy new year to you
    
    

    November 2003
    
    PHRASE:		Imeacht gan teacht ort
    PRONOUNCED:	imm/ocked gone chockt urt
    MEANING: 		May you leave withour returning
    
    PHRASE: 		Titim gan eiri ort
    PRONOUNCED:	titt/imm gone eye/ree urt
    MEANING:		May you fall without risinge
    
    PHRASE:		Gurab amhlaidh duit
    PRONOUNCED:	gur/ibb owl/adh dwit 
    MEANING: 		The same to you
    
    

    October 2003
    
    PHRASE:		Is maith an scathan suil charad 
    PRONOUNCED:	iss mott on scot/onn suill karrad
    MEANING: 		A friend's eye is a good mirror
    
    PHRASE:		Ni dhiolann dearmad fiacha.
    PRONOUNCED:	knee djull/onn djar/madd fee/ack/ha
    MEANING: 		A debt is still unpaid, even if forgotten
    
    PHRASE: 		Is minic a bhris beal duine a shron.
    PRONOUNCED:	iss min/ick a vrish bale dinn/ih a hrone
    MEANING:		Many a time a man's mouth broke his nose
    
    

    September 2003
    
    PHRASE:			An bhfuil pian ort?
    PRONOUNCED:	on will peen urt?
    MEANING: 		Do you have any pain?
    
    PHRASE:			Beidh tu ag taisteal san otharcharr
    PRONOUNCED:	beg two egg tass/toil sann uttor/karr
    MEANING: 		You are going by ambulance	
    
    PHRASE: 		Gheobhaidh me an bhanaltra duit
    PRONOUNCED:	yeo/igg/ may on bonn/all/trah dwit
    MEANING:		I will get the nurse for you
    
    

    August 2003
    
    PHRASE: 		An feidir liom cabhru leat?
    PRONOUNCED:	on fay/durr lum cow/roo latt
    MEANING:		May I help you? 
    
    PHRASE:		An gno pearsanta no oifigiuil e?
    PRONOUNCED:	on no par/san/tha no iff/igg/ool ae
    MEANING:		Is it personal or official? 
    
    PHRASE:		Cad is ainm duit, le do thoil?
    PRONOUNCED:	cod iss an/imm dwit, leh duh hull
    MEANING:		What is your name, please? 
    
    

    July 2003
    PHRASE: 		Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras. 
    PRONOUNCED:	iss mawt on tawn/lonn on tuck/russ
    MEANING:		Hunger is a good sauce
    
    PHRASE:		An bhfuil ocras ort? 
    PRONOUNCED:	on will uck/russ urt
    MEANING:		Are you hungry?
    
    PHRASE:		An maith leat fion/beoir/tae/bainne?  
    PRONOUNCED:	on mawt latt fyunn/byore/tay/bonnyeh
    MEANING:		Do you like wine/beer/tea/milk
    
    

    June 2003
    
    PHRASE: 	Ta ocras orm.
    PRONOUNCED:	taw uck/russ urm
    MEANING:		I am hungry
    
    PHRASE:		Ta tart orm.
    PRONOUNCED:	taw tart urm
    MEANING:		I am thirsty
    
    PHRASE:		Ba mhaith liom cupan tae
    PRONOUNCED:	buh wah lum cup/onn tay
    MEANING:		I would like a cup of tea
    
    

    May 2003
    
    PHRASE:		Ta gaoth ann
    PRONOUNCED:	taw gay oww/inn
    MEANING:		It is windy
    
    PHRASE:	 	Ta an t-usice ann 
    PRONOUNCED:	taw on tish/keh ann
    MEANING:		It is raining
    
    PHRASE:		Ta an t-adhar gorm
    PRONOUNCED:	taw an tat/hir gur/imm
    MEANING:		The sky is blue
    
    

    April 2003
    
    PHRASE:		Dia duit ar maidin
    PRONOUNCED:	dee/ah dwit air mod/ging
    MEANING:		Good morning 
    
    PHRASE:	 	Ca bhfuil do sheomra leaba? 
    PRONOUNCED:	kaw will do shoim/rah labb/ah
    MEANING:		Where is your bedroom?
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se thuas an staighre
    PRONOUNCED:	taw shay who/iss on sty/rih
    MEANING:		It is upstairs
    

    March 2003
    PHRASE:		Beannachtai na Feile Padraig
    PRONOUNCED:	bann/ockt/tee nih fail/eh pawd/rig
    MEANING:		Happy Saint Patrick's Day
    
    PHRASE:	 	Siochan leat
    PRONOUNCED:	shee/oh/con lat
    MEANING:		Peace be with you
    
    PHRASE:		Slán agus beannacht leat 
    PRONOUNCED:	slawn og/us ban/ockt lat
    MEANING:		Goodbye and blessings on you
    

    February 2003
    PHRASE:		Tuigim Gaeilge shimpli
    PRONOUNCED:	thug/imm gale/geh him/plee
    MEANING:		I understand simple irish
    
    PHRASE:		Nil moran Gaeilge agam.
    PRONOUNCED:	kneel more/on gale/geh ah/gum
    MEANING:		I dont have much Irish
    
    PHRASE:		De reir a cheile a thogtar na caisleain 
    PRONOUNCED:	day rare a kayla a hug/tar nah cosh/lawn
    MEANING:		It takes time to build castles
    

    January 2003
    PHRASE:		Ni h-e la na baisti la na bpaisti
    PRONOUNCED:	nee hay law na bawshtee law na bawshtee
    MEANING:		A rainy day isn't a day for the children 
    
    PHRASE:		Is e do bhaile do chaislean 
    PRONOUNCED:	iss ay duh vol-yah duh cosh-lawn
    MEANING:		Your house is your castle
    
    PHRASE:		Tir gan teanga, tir gan anam 
    PRONOUNCED:	teer gon tyong-ga, teer gon on-umm
    MEANING:		A country (land) without a language, a country without a soul 
    

    November 2002
    
    PHRASE:		Ta cupla focail Gaeilge agam 
    PRONOUNCED:	taw koo-pluh fuk-ill gale-geh ah/gum
    MEANING:		I have a couple of words of Irish
    
    PHRASE:		Nil aon sceal eile orm 
    PRONOUNCED:	kneel ayne skale ella urm
    MEANING:		I don't have any other story
    
    PHRASE:		Oiche mhaith, codladh samh
    PRONOUNCED:	eehah wot, culla sovh
    MEANING:		Good night, sleep well
    

    October 2002
    
    PHRASE:		Go hifreann leat!  
    PRONOUNCED:	guh hiff-irr-in lat
    MEANING:		To hell with you!
    
    PHRASE:		Go dtachta an diabhal tu!
    PRONOUNCED:	guh dock-tah on dee-veal two
    MEANING:		May the devil choke you!
    
    PHRASE:		Imigh sa diabhal! 
    PRONOUNCED:	im-ihh sah dee-veal
    MEANING:		Go to the devil!
    

    September 2002
    
    PHRASE:		Ca as duit?  
    PRONOUNCED:	caw oss dit
    MEANING:	Where are you from?
    
    PHRASE:		Is as Meiricea/Sasana/Eire dom
    PRONOUNCED:	iss oss mare-i-caw/sos-in-ah/air-ah dum
    MEANING:	I am from America/England/Ireland!
    
    PHRASE:		Ta tu go h-aileann  
    PRONOUNCED:	taw two guh haul-inn
    MEANING:	You are beautiful!
    

    August 2002
    
    PHRASE:		eistigi liom! 
    PRONOUNCED:	eish-tig-ee lum
    MEANING:		listen to me!
    
    PHRASE:		Dún do bheal!
    PRONOUNCED:	shut your mouth!
    MEANING:		duin duh vale!
    
    PHRASE:		gabh mo leithscéal!  
    PRONOUNCED:	guh muh lesh/kale 
    MEANING:		pardon me!
    


    July 2002
    PHRASE:		Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras. 
    PRONOUNCED:	Iss mot on tawn/lawn on tuck/russ?
    MEANING:		Hunger is a good sauce 
    
    PHRASE:		An bhfuil ocras ort?  
    PRONOUNCED:	On will uck/russ urt?
    MEANING:		Are you hungry?
    
    PHRASE:		Níl. Ach tá tart orm.                   
    PRONOUNCED:	Kneel. Ock taw tart ur/um
    MEANING:		No, but I am thirsty
    

    April 2002
    
    PHRASE:		Ta me/Ta Tu/Ta se/Ta si/Taimid 
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw may/Taw two/Taw shay/Taw she/Tom-eed
    MEANING:		I am/You are/He is/She is/We are
    
    PHRASE:		Ta me in a gconai in aice on siopa
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw may inn ah goin-ee inn ack-ah on shup-ah
    MEANING:		I am living beside the shop
    
    PHRASE:		Ta si ag leamh on paipear
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw she egg lave on paw/pear
    MEANING:		She is reading the paper
    


    March 2002
    
    PHRASE:		Beannachtai na Feile Padraig
    PRONOUNCED:	ban/ocked/tee nah fail/eh pawd/rig
    MEANING:		Happy Saint Patricks Day
    
    PHRASE:		Fear/Bean ar do mhian agat
    PRONOUNCED:	far/ban air duh vian ah/gut
    MEANING:		A husband/wife of your choice to you
    
    PHRASE:		Faol saol agat agus bas in Eirinn
    PRONOUNCED:	fweel sail ah/gut og/us boss in air/in
    MEANING:		Long life to you and death in Ireland.
    


    February 2002
    PHRASE:		aon, do, tri, ceithir, cuig
    		se, seacht, ocht, naoi, deich
    
    PRONOUNCED:	ain, dough, tree, kerr/ih, koo/igg
    		shay, shocht, uck/th, knee, deh
    MEANING:		1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
    
    PHRASE:		Mir a haon ar an gClar Gno
    PRONOUNCED:	mere ah hain air on glar gh/no
    MEANING:		Item one on the agenda
    
    PHRASE:		Iadsan go leir ata i bhfabhar?
    PRONOUNCED:	eed/sun go lair ah/taw ih vow/arr
    MEANING:		All those in favour?
    
    PHRASE:		Iadsan go leir ata in aghaidh?
    PRONOUNCED:	eed/sun go lair ah/taw in eye/gh
    MEANING:		All those against?
    
    PHRASE:		Cruinniu ar Athlo!
    PRONOUNCED:	krin/u air ott/low
    MEANING:		Meeting adjourned!
    


    January 2002
    PHRASE:		Cé atá ag glaoch, le do thoil?
    PRONOUNCED:	K ah/taw egg glay/ock, leh duh hull?
    MEANING:		Who is calling?
    
    PHRASE:		Tá an líne gafa
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw on leena goffa
    MEANING:		The line is engaged
    
    PHRASE:		Níl aon fhreagra
    PRONOUNCED:	Kneel ain frag/ra
    MEANING:		There is no answer
    
    PHRASE:		Bainfidh mé triail as an líne eile
    PRONOUNCED:	Bwin/igg may treel os on leena ella
    MEANING:		I will try the other line
    
    PHRASE:		Tá brón orm faoin moill 
    PRONOUNCED:	Thaw bro/inn ur/im fween mwill
    MEANING:		I am sorry for the delay
    
    PHRASE:		Níl sé/sí istigh inniu
    PRONOUNCED:	Kneel shay/shee ish/tig in/u
    MEANING:		He/She is not in today
    
    PHRASE:		Cén uimhir ghutháin atá agat?
    PRONOUNCED:	Kane iv/or goo/tawn ah/taw ah/gut?
    MEANING:	What is your Telephone Number?
    
    PHRASE:		Cén t-eolas atá uait?
    PRONOUNCED:	Kane toe/lass ah/taw ooh/it?
    MEANING:		What information do you want?
    
    PHRASE:		Gheobhaidh tú gach eolas san bhileog
    PRONOUNCED:	Yeo/ig two gock o/lass san vill/owge
    MEANING:		You will get all the information in the leaflet
    
    


    October 2001
    PHRASE:		An feidir liom cabhru leat? 
    PRONOUNCED:	On fay/dur lum kav/roo lath?
    MEANING:		May I help you? 
    
    PHRASE:		Cad is ainm duit, le do thoil? 
    PRONOUNCED:	Cod is ann/um dwit, leh duh hull?
    MEANING:		What is your name please? 
    
    PHRASE:		Cen seoladh atá agat, le do thoil ?                  
    PRONOUNCED:	Kane show/lah ah/taw ah/gut, leh duh hull?
    MEANING:		What is your address please?
    
    


    September 2001
    
    PHRASE:		An bhfuil Gaelige/Bearla agat?               
    PRONOUNCED:	On will gale-geh/bear-lah ah-gut?
    MEANING:		Do you speak Irish/English?
    
    PHRASE:		An dtuigeann tú?                   
    PRONOUNCED:	On digg/inn two
    MEANING:		Do you understand?
    
    PHRASE:		Tuigim/Ni thuigim 
    PRONOUNCED:	tigg-im/knee higg-im  
    MEANING:		I understand/I don't understand
    
    


    August 2001
    
    
    PHRASE:		Cen tam e?   
    PRONOUNCED:	cane thom a?
    MEANING:		What time is it?
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se a tri a chlog ar maidin 
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw shay ah tree ah clug air mod/gin
    MEANING:		It is three o'clock in the morning
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se deich noimead tar eis a naoi 
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw shay deh no/made tar aish a knee  
    MEANING:		It is ten minutes after nine 
    
    
    


    July 2001
    
    PHRASE:		Na dean sin!  
    PRONOUNCED:	naw dane shin
    MEANING:		Don't do that!
    
    PHRASE:		Bi samhach!  
    PRONOUNCED:	bee zoww/ock
    MEANING:		Be Quiet!
    
    PHRASE:		Duin an doras! 
    PRONOUNCED:	doon on dur/oss  
    MEANING:		Shut the Door! 
    
    


    June 2001
    
    PHRASE:		Breith lá Sona Duit!  
    PRONOUNCED:	breht law sunna dwit!
    MEANING:		Happy birthday to you!
    
    PHRASE:		Go maire tú an lá!  
    PRONOUNCED:	go marra two on law
    MEANING:		Many happy returns! (Congratulations!)
    
    PHRASE:		Sláinte agus saol chugat! 
    PRONOUNCED:	slawn/che ogg/us sail koo/gut!  
    MEANING:		Health and long life to you! 
    
    

    May 2001
    
    PHRASE:		Tá grá agam duit!  
    PRONOUNCED:	taw graw agg/um dwit
    MEANING:		I love you!
    
    PHRASE:		Mo mhíle grá 
    PRONOUNCED:	muh veal/ah graw
    MEANING:		My thousand loves
    
    PHRASE:		Go raibh míle maith agat! 
    PRONOUNCED:	Guh ruh meal/ah mawt ag/gut 
    	(literal: may you have a thousand good things!)
    MEANING:		Many thanks! 
    

    April 2001
    
    PHRASE:		Cén dath atá ar ?
    PRONOUNCED:	cain dawt ah/taw air?
    MEANING:		What color is it?
    
    PHRASE:		Ta se dearg/gorm/bui/glas/dubh/ban
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw shay djar-ig/gurm/gloss/duve/bawn
    MEANING:		It is red/blue/green/black/white
    
    PHRASE:		Cad e sin?
    PRONOUNCED:	Cod eh shin?
    MEANING:		What is that 
    
    PHRASE:		Is clog/balla/blathanna e
    PRONOUNCED:	Iss clug/bolla/blaw-on-ah eh
    MEANING:		It's a clock/wall/flowers 
    
    

    March 2001
    
    PHRASE:		Cad ba mhaith leat?
    PRONOUNCED:	cod buh watt lat
    MEANING:		What would you like?
    
    PHRASE:		Ba mhaith liom tae/bainne/uisce beatha/beoir
    PRONOUNCED:	buh watt lum tay/bonn-ye/ishka ba-ha/bee-yore
    MEANING:		I would like tea/milk/whiskey/beer
    
    PHRASE:		Ni maith liom /bricfeasta/lon/suipear
    PRONOUNCED:	knee mawt lum brick/fasta/loan/sue-pear
    MEANING:		I would not like breakfast/lunch/supper
    
    

    February 2001

    
    PHRASE:		Tá tart mór orm?
    PRONOUNCED:	taw tart moor urm?
    MEANING:		I am very thirsty?
    
    
    PHRASE:		Cá bhfuil an teach pobail? ostán, teach, airgead
    PRONOUNCED:	caw will on chock pub/ill? us/tawn, chock, are/igid
    MEANING:		Where is the Pub? hotel, house, money
    
    
    PHRASE:		Sláinte!
    PRONOUNCED:	slawn/che
    MEANING:		Health! (Cheers!)
    
    

    January 2001

    
    PHRASE:		Cé as tú?
    PRONOUNCED:	K/oss/tu
    MEANING:		Where are you from?
    
    
    PHRASE:		As America, is tú féin?
    PRONOUNCED:	oss/America/iss/tu/feign
    MEANING:		From America, and yourself?
    
    
    PHRASE:		As Australia
    PRONOUNCED:	oss/Australia
    MEANING:		From Australia
    
    

    December 2000

    PHRASE:		Nollaig faoi shéan is faoi mhaise duit!
    PRONOUNCED:	Nullig fwee yan iss fwee mway/shih dwit
    MEANING:		A prosperous and enjoyable Christmas!
    
    PHRASE:		Nollaig Shona duit
    PRONOUNCED:	nullig hunna dwit
    MEANING:		Happy Christmas to you
    
    PHRASE:		Athblian shona duit
    PRONOUNCED:	ought/bleen hunna dwit
    MEANING:		Happy new year to you
    

    November 2000

    PHRASE:		Michael is ainm dom
    PRONOUNCED:	Michael is ann/um dum
    MEANING:		My name is Michael
    
    PHRASE:		Cad is ainm duit?
    PRONOUNCED:	cod is ann/um dwit? 
    MEANING:		What is your name?
    
    PHRASE:		Is as Éire dom
    PRONOUNCED:	iss oss air/eh dum
    MEANING:		I am from Ireland
    

    October 2000

    PHRASE:		Tá mé Tuirseach
    PRONOUNCED:	thaw may tir/shock
    MEANING:		I am tired
    
    PHRASE:		Tá mé ar buille
    PRONOUNCED:	thaw may air boo/ill/ya 
    MEANING:		I am angry
    
    PHRASE:		Tá mé air meisce
    PRONOUNCED:	Thaw may air mesh/kah
    MEANING:		I am drunk
    

    September 2000

    
    PHRASE:		Is fear rith maith ná drochsheasamh.
    PRONOUNCED:	is far rit mot nah druck/shass/ubh
    MEANING:		A good run is better than a bad stand
    
    PHRASE:		Más é do thoil é
    PRONOUNCED:	Mawsh a duh hull a ('a'as in 'bay') 
    MEANING:		If you please
    
    
    PHRASE:		Saol fada chugat
    PRONOUNCED:	Sail fod/ah cu/gut
    MEANING:		Long life to you
    

    August 2000

    
    PHRASE:		Gura slán an scéalai
    PRONOUNCED:	gur/ah slawn on skale/e
    MEANING:		May the bearer of the news be safe
    
    PHRASE:		...a chuisle mo chroí...
    PRONOUNCED:	a quish/leh muh kree
    MEANING:		...my dear darling/treasure...
    
    
    PHRASE:		...a ghrá mo chroí...
    PRONOUNCED:	a graw muh kree
    MEANING:		...love of my heart...
    

    July 2000

    PHRASE:		Scileann fíon fírinne.
    PRONOUNCED:	Skill/awn fyun fir/in/eh.
    MEANING:		Wine lets out the truth.
    
    The following 2 phrases are the equivalent of 'curses'.
    
    PHRASE:		Imeacht gan teacht ort.
    PRONOUNCED:	Im/ockt gon chock/th urt.
    MEANING:		May you leave without returning.
    
    
    PHRASE:		Titim gan éirí ort.
    PRONOUNCED:	Chitim gon eye/ree urt.
    MEANING:		May you fall without rising.
    

    June 2000

    PHRASE:		Nach breá an lá é?
    PRONOUNCED:	knock brah on law eh
    MEANING:		Isn't it a nice day?
    
    PHRASE:		Tá an ceart agat. Tá sé go breá anseo.
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw on cart ah gut. Taw shay go brah on shuh
    MEANING:		You are right. It is nice here?
    
    PHRASE:		Nil' an aimsir go maith inniu 
    PRONOUNCED:	Kneel on ayeim shur go mawt in you
    MEANING:		The weather isn't good today
    
    PHRASE:		Gura slán an scéalai
    PRONOUNCED:	gur ah slawn on skale e
    MEANING:		May the person bearing the news be safe
    
    PHRASE:		Tá failte romhat
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw fall cheh row at
    MEANING:		You are welcome
    

    May 2000

    PHRASE:		Conas atá tú?
    PRONOUNCED:	kuniss ah-taw two
    MEANING:		How are you?
    
    PHRASE:		Tá mé go maith
    PRONOUNCED:	Taw may go mawt
    MEANING:		I am well
    
    PHRASE:		Oíche mhaith
    PRONOUNCED:	e-ha whawt
    MEANING:		Good night
    
    PHRASE:		Níl aon tintéan mar do thintéan féin
    PRONOUNCED:	Kneel ain tin-tin mar duh yin-tin feign
    MEANING:		There's no place like home
    
    PHRASE:		An bhfuil bean sa chistin?
    PRONOUNCED:	On will ban sa khish-tin?
    MEANING:		Is there a woman in the kitchen?
    		(replace 'bean' with 'fear' (pronounced 'far')
    		to ask 'is there a man in the kitchen?')
    

    April 2000

    PHRASE:		Eireann go braugh (bráth)
    PRONOUNCED:	air-in go braw
    MEANING:		Ireland forever!
    
    PHRASE:		Dia dhuit
    PRONOUNCED:	dee-ah dwit
    MEANING:		God (Dia) be with you.
    		This phrase is the equivalent of 'Hello'.
    
    PHRASE:		Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
    PRONOUNCED:	air esh day go row a ann-im
    		('row' as in a fight, tiff, argument) 
    MEANING:		May he rest in peace
    		This is a common phrase used on funeral
    		condolence cards, gravestones, etc.
    
    PHRASE:		Go n-éirí on bóthar leat
    PRONOUNCED:	go nigh-ree on boat-or lat
    		('nigh' as in 'the end is nigh')
    MEANING:		May the road rise with you
    
    PHRASE:		Slán agus beannacht leat   
    PRONOUNCED:	slawn og-us bann-ockt lat
    MEANING:		Goodbye and blessings on you
    


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