Category: Irish Word of the Day

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aisteach: strange

Part of speech: adjective Example sentence:Is duine aisteach í. Ní labhaireann sí le h-éinne. Sentence meaning: She is a strange person. She doesn’t speak to

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an chaint: the speech

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Bhí caint ag an gcapall an tUasal Ed sa seanchlár teilifíse. Sentence meaning: In the old TV show, the horse

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an cóilí: the collie

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Ní cóilí baineann ar chor ar bith a bhí i Lassie, ach madra fireann. Sentence meaning: Lassie wasn’t a female

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Daideo: Grandad

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Chuidigh Daideo liom mo rothar a dheisiú. Sentence meaning: Grandad helped me fix my bike.

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Mamó: Grandma

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Is breá liom a bheith ag fanacht ag teach Mhamó. Sentence meaning: I really like staying at Grandma’s house.

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an Nollaig: Christmas

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Tá, a Virginia, tá Daidí na Nollag ann. Sentence meaning: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

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an cú: the hound

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Fuair Setanta ainm nua, Cú Chulainn, mar mharaigh sé cú de chuid Chulainn agus b’éigean dó a bheith ina ghadhar

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Rúiseach: Russian

Part of speech: adjective Example sentence:Is Rúiseach é Vladamir Putin. Sentence meaning: Vladamir Putin is Russian.

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an bhó: the cow

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Is é an ‘Dexter’ an bhó is lú sa domhan; ní bhíonn níos mó ná 750 punt meáchain inti. Sentence

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an bhliain: the year

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Rachaidh mé go hÉirinn an bhliain seo chugainn. Sentence meaning: I will go to Ireland next year.

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oiriúnach: suitable

Part of speech: adjective Example sentence:Sa bhliain 1999 bhí a lán daoine buartha an mbeadh a ríomhairí oiriunach don bhliain 2000. Sentence meaning: In the

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an t-uisce: the water

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Bhíodh an leithreas sa leithreas uisce agus bhíodh an folcadán sa seomra folctha. Sentence meaning: The toilet used to be

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an staighre: the stairs

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:Tá ceithre sheomra leapa thuas staighre agus seomra folctha amháin. Sentence meaning: There are four bedrooms and one bathroom upstairs.

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an tuismitheoir: the parent

Part of speech: noun Example sentence:An bhfuil go leor tuismitheoirí altrama do na páistí go léir? Sentence meaning: Are there enough foster parents for all

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