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A good reason to learn Irish?

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Today in the Irish Independent weekly supplement "Seachtain", there was the picture of a georgeous tattoo covering the back of a happy guy. It said "I love you" in Irish. The choice of words was though the slightly less common used version "An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas."

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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Fortunately, there’s enough space to change the tittle on the i so that dtí will have its síneadh fada. ;*)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Q112358
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Oh my!! Lol. Sad but funny at the same time.. it's akin to those websites that show images of people who didn't do their homework before getting a Chinese character tattoo.

Lesson: Study study study any language you plan on getting tattooed on your body ;D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Q112358
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And.. learn Gaeilge!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh
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And even after you study find a native speaker to make sure you're getting what you think you're getting. Often enough direct translations don't mean what they appear to mean.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dquedenfeld16

"In Gaelic"

cringe

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CormacMOB

I have absolutely no issue with that. Irish is Gaelic, really.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dquedenfeld16

In essence, yes, but it's a pet peeve of mine when people call it Gaelic over Irish, mostly because where I'm from, if I refer to it as Irish, I get odd looks and "You mean Gaelic??????"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Windsaw

For a moment I thought that maybe that text was deliberate. A fond reminder of his past at school.

You know, I am still overcome by nostalgia when I think of the first sentences back in Latin class. "Marcus hodi in Colloseo est. Sed ubi est Cornelia? ..."

But no, nostalgia doesn't reach below the skin.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tinynecromancer

You can communicate with leprechauns?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/becky3086
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Unfortunately, I don't know what it says. :(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ballygawley
Ballygawley
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"Do I have permission to go to the toilet."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MagAonghusa
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Level 16 Irish? These words haven't come up in your lessons so far?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
scilling
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Levels only reflect XP, and one could gain the XP to reach level 25 just by repeating the Basics 1 skill thousands of times.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeatherRushing

I think I see. Is the fada over the dti ( don't know how to do fades on my phone yet.) the only part that needs correcting? I hope. Meanwhile, I have been a beginner for over 20 years. Is Americanuch me. I probably mispelled that. I've been using Nuolingo for a couple months now - on my phone. I am liking it because it's more accessible. I am busy mom but I keep coming back to the Irish. It just fascinates me and I love to think that I am learning the language my ancestors spoke. I know people wonder why I bother. Will I ever get to go to Ireland. And will I really need it if I do? So yes, sometimes I feel a little insecure about it. I am fishing for some sincere encouragement here. Until later , SLAN.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

bhfuil might not be spelled correctly either, as far as I can see - it looks like "iu" rather than "ui" to me (though it might be "ui").

To get an accented vowel on your phone, long-press the vowel - press and hold the letter for a second.

Duolingo on your phone is a very convenient way to get access to simple lessons, but look out for other resources, like videos and songs, twitter feeds, etc to expand your exposure.

And visiting Ireland needn't be some far off dream - for people on the east coast of the US, a flight to Dublin isn't much more expensive or much longer than a flight to Seattle or San Diego.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeatherRushing

Well, when you don't have the money to travel to visit the in-laws in Louisiana ( we live in Connecticut) .You pretty much don't have it to go across the ocean. I will continue to hope and pray for better times economicly . Thanks though, this is good info.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

You can fly (one way) from Hartford to Dublin for $225 in March (a direct flight with Aer Lingus). The return flight is a bit more expensive, at $320. That might be out of your reach at the moment, but when things get better for you, remember that a long weekend in Ireland is an option, especially if you live close to an airport that offers direct flights to Ireland.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HeatherRushing

Donations anyone? ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ballygawley
Ballygawley
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Visiting Ireland is really no trouble at all, like Knocksedan pointed out, and the Wild Atlantic way is at least special for me. My favorite cities are Galway and Londonderry. Galway is very much a human city, and Derry displays the recent history in a remarkable way.

The only thing to look out for is the rest rooms in the pubs: On the door it always says M for women "mná" and F for men "fir".

Céad míle míle fáilte romhat !

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