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
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
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
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)
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...
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....
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 cock gon ban (a as in a,b,c) MEANING: it is a cold house without a woman
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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!
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
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
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
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?