Irish/Common phrases

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Irish (Gaeilge)[edit]

Translation Phrase IPA Pronunciation
Irish Gaeilge /geləgɛ/ (GAY-lih-geh)
hello Dia dhuit
welcome fáilte /faːltʲə/ (FALL-cha)
among i measc
good-bye slán /slaːn/ (slahn)
please le do thoil /lɛ dɔ hel/ (leh duh hel)
thank you go raibh maith agat /gə rɛv mah agət/ (guh rev MAH a-gut)
sorry tá brón orm (taw brohn urm)
that one an ceann sin (An kyown shin)
how much? cé mhéad /keː veːd/ (kay-vade)
English Béarla /beːr lə/ (BARE-lah)
yes Sea (shah)
as an answer to 'Is it that?' Otherwise the correct verb form is necessary. Example: “An bhfuil tú tí Mháirtín?” (Are you at Martin's house?), would be replied to by “Tá” /ta:w/ taw. If the conjugation of the verb is unknown, 'Sea' (shah)will be understood.
no Ní hea (Nee ha)
as an answer to 'Is it that?' . Otherwise the correct verb form is necessary. Example: “An bhfuil tú ag tí Mháirtín?” (Are you at Martin's house?), would be replied to by “Níl” (Am not) /n'i:l/ (kneel). If the conjugation of the verb is unknown, 'Ní hea ' (Nee ha) will be understood.
I don’t understand ní thuigim /niː higim/
Where's the bathroom? cá bhfuil an leithreas? (kaw will un lehras)
generic toast sláinte /slaːntʲə/ (SLAHN-tyeh)