How to say ...

Latest post 03-29-2010 7:45 by Doug. 22 replies.
  • 02-05-2010 17:20

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    How to say ...

    How do you say Happy St. Valentine's Day-

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  • 02-07-2010 13:40 In reply to

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    Re: How to say ...

    Beannachtaí na Fhéle Vailintín.

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  • 02-07-2010 13:48 In reply to

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    Re: How to say ...

    That's more along the lines of "St. Valentine(day) Blessings". I suppose you could say "Lá Fhéile Vailiantín shona duit," for Happy Valentine's day?

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  • 02-07-2010 13:51 In reply to

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    Gabh mo leithscél, that was Vailintín* on that 2nd one. Ah, Sundays! Is fuath liom iad!

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  • 02-07-2010 14:54 In reply to

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    Re: How to say ...

    grma

     

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  • 02-08-2010 17:17 In reply to

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    I am new to TalkIrish, so I'm new the Forum. i hope I'm doing this correctly. I need a phrase, such as Well Done! or Congratulations! or something like that to say to a cast of American students who will be performing Brian Friel's "Translations" in a couple of weeks. If anyone has one to offer, I'd greatly appreciate the phrase (colloquialisms are fine) and the English equivalent. Thanks!!

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  • 02-10-2010 5:54 In reply to

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    Re: How to say ...

    Maith thú! Well done! (pron. mie hu)

    Ar Feabhras - Brilliant  (pron. oh ro-is)

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  • 02-10-2010 7:58 In reply to

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    Re: How to say ...

    "Déanta go maith"  (pronounced as Jehn-tah goe mah) means "Well done" as in "Great Job".   I hope that this helps a bit.

    Doug

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  • 02-23-2010 22:04 In reply to

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    Re: How to say ...

    I'm making my daughter some personalized recipe cards.  How do I say, "From the recipe collection of Audrey McGrath"?  Thank you sooo much for your help!!

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  • 02-23-2010 23:10 In reply to

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    Re: How to say ...

    Hi Lacy, here's a suggestion;

    "Ón Bailiú Oideas-Bia ag Audrey McGrath"

     

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  • 02-26-2010 8:11 In reply to

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    Ar fHeabhas.

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  • 02-26-2010 8:21 In reply to

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    A long time ago I had this wonderful teacher who condensed the entire grammar of Irish in 13 pages! One of his key phrases that I remember was "na" never, never, never, never, NEVER, aspirates, worth repeating here. He would then smile and say "except of course in one instance "na chéad" meaning 'of the first'. Here we see the genius of the language where "na chéad" means 'of the first' and "na céad" means 'of the hundredth and the importance of grammar, where the meaning is clear from the use of aspiration.

    And so.....it has to be "Beannactaí na FÉILE VailintIn".

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  • 02-26-2010 8:33 In reply to

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    or beannachtaí even.....sigh......(osna throm).

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  • 03-27-2010 14:32 In reply to

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    Re: How to say ...

    HI EVERYONE !!!

    CAN ANYONE HELP ME IN LEARNING TO SAY  " LOVE OF MY LIFE "    I AM PLAINING TO SURPRISE MY GIRLFRIEND WITH A WEDDING RING, AND I AM TRYING TO FIND THE IRISH MEANING SO I CAN GET IT ENGRAVED ON THE RING,  WE ARE BOTH PLAINING ON GOING TO IRELAND ( I'M HOPING FOR OUR HONEYMOON ) AND I WOULD LIKE TO SURPRISE HER WITH THE RING  WITH THE ENGRAVED WORDS OF  " LOVE OF MY LIFE " ON IT  IN IRISH     THANKS

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  • 03-27-2010 14:57 In reply to

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    There are many ways of saying it: the most popular and best-known is "A Ghrá mo chroí".

    In Irish, you say (the) love of my heart.

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