Irish Lesson 51

Céad Míle Fáilte!


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Lesson by "The Irish People"

This lesson we give you a table of contents of the first 50 lessons, to help you find topics for review more easily.

1. Pronunciation guide system; study methods.

2. Verb "tá"; sound of "d, t, á".

3. Aspiration.

4. Verb "tá"; definite article "the".

5. The síneadh fada; use of adjectives.

6. Sound of "l"; verb "tá".

7. Sound of "r".

8. Eclipsis.

9. Sound of "o"; imperative; reflex expressions; check list.

10. Sound of "c", g"; verb "is".


11. Sound of "ea"; reflex expressions.

12. Sound of "eo"; verb "is".

13. Sound of "p, b, m"; reflex expressions.

14. Sound of "n"; verb "is".

15. Sound of "s"; "tá" with verbal noun; reflex expressions.

16. Sound of "f".

17. Sound of "___ th"; verb "to have".

18. Sound of "___ ái___"; preposition "ag".

19. Sound of "___ abh ___"; "___amh ___"; past tense of "tá".

20. Sound of " ___adh ___"; " ___agh ___".


21. Sound of " ___ omh ___"; past tense of "to have".

22. Review of pronunciation guide; identification by use of "is".

23. Sound of "c, g"; "tá" versus "is".

24. Sound of "t, d"; practice with "is".

25. Sound of "p, b, m"; past tense of regular verbs.

26. Sound of "f"; past tense of regular verbs.

27. Sound of "l"; past tense of regular verbs.

28. Sound of "n"; past tense of regular verbs; reflex expressions.

29. Sound of "r, ch"; past tense of "come" and "go".

30. Sound of "s"; preposition "le".


31. Sound of "ng ___"; uses of "le".

32. Omission of sounds in conversation; uses of "le"; reflex expressions.

33. The síneadh fada; uses of "le".

34. Sound of "o"; verbal adjectives; irregular verbs.

35. Sound of "ch".

36. Preposition "ar".

37. Uses of "ar"; cardinal numbers 1 - 12.

38. Present tense of regular verbs; numbers with nouns.

39. Regional variations in pronunciation; present tense of regular verbs.

40. Numbers with nouns; present tense of irregular verbs.


41. Numbers with nouns; present and past tenses of regular verbs.

42. Present and past tenses of regular verbs.

43. Sounds of broad versus slender consonants; present and past tenses of irregular verbs.

44. Sound of "u"; indirect speech.

45. Sound of "e"; indirect speech.

46. Sound of "i"; "bíonn" form of "tá".

47. Sound of "eo"; preposition "do".

48. Sound of "___abh ___" and "___amh___"; uses of "do".

49. Sound of "___ igh"; future tense of "tá".

50. Sound of "___oigh___" and "___oidh___"; future tense of "tá" and regular verbs.


Translation of sentences at the end of Lesson 50

I will see it. He will do it. We will hear the man. He will tell me it.


The future tense can make use of much of the grammar that we have previously covered. For example, indirect speech is possible with it. To say, "I think that he will be here", the form is:

Is dóigh liom go mbeidh sé anseo (is DOH-ee luhm goh me shay* un-SHUH).

To say, "I hear that they won't be here," say:

Cloisim nach mbeidh siad anseo (KLISH-im nahk* me SHEE-uhd un-SHUH).

"Do you think that we will buy it?" is:

An dóigh leat go gceannnóimid é? (un DOH-ee lat goh gyan-OH-i-mid ay*)


Read these sentences and translate them, using the Key and Translation below only if necessary.

An osclóidh sé é? An gcreidfidh sé an scéal? Ní ghlaofaidh siad ar na páistí. Cíorfaidh mé mo ghruaig. Nach gcaillimid iad? Ní bhearrfaidh tú amárach. Nach ndéanfaidh tú an ceacht? Éireoidh mé ar a sé a chlog. Aontóidh sé liom.

Key: un oh-SKLOH-ee shay* ay*? un GRET-hee shay* un SHKAY*L? nee GLAY*-hee SHEE-uhd er nuh PAW*SH-tee. KEER-hee may* muh GROO-ig. nahk* GEYEL-hi-mid EE-uhd. nee VAR-hee too uh-MAW*-rahk*. nahk* NYAY*N-hee too un KYAHK*T? eye-ROH-ee may* er uh shay* uh K*LUHG. ay*n-TOH-ee shay* luhm.

Translation: Will he open it? Will he believe the story? They won't call the children. I will comb my hair. Won't we lose them? You won't shave tomorrow. Won't you do the lesson? I shall arise at six o'clock. He will agree with me.

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