https://www.duolingo.com/Ceolan

Thank you Alex and co. for this fantastic course!

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I don't know how I can express how much I am greatful for this course. From the REAL voices instead of TTS, and the tips and notes, this course really does set a standard for all the Duolingo courses. It is incredibly polished and thanks to you guys, Irish has never been more accessible to learn.

I am learning Irish at school at the moment, and I feel like this course will really help me study for the big exams.

The long wait was really worth it, so Thank You Alex and your team for putting out a 1st Class Irish course for all of us to enjoy.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
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Thank you for your kind words, @Ceolan! Enjoy the course and don't hesitate to contact Team Irish if you have any issues or questions :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonnyob
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Aontaim go mór le seo! Tá cúrsa den scoth cuirthe le chéile agaibh! Comhairdeagas agus go raibh míle maith agaibh do an chuid mór obair a chuir sibh isteach ann!

Trans: I really agree with this! Ye have put a great course together! Congratualtions and thanks very much for the work ye have put into it!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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Perfect

A Pleasure

started with a smile

with the first lesson

and a lingot on the first

Scots my secret aly

fun in my bow

arrowing lessons

slowly

over

coming months

til Christmas

and Bonus gifts

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fillmont
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Indeed, many thanks! I'm having oodles of fun piecing together the, well, very different grammatical structures so far. It's like the best puzzle. And the presentation and excellent voice work are top notch.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laranidh
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Go raibh maith agat @Ceolan tá súil agam go mbainfidh tusa, agus gach duine eile, an-sult as an chúrsa!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IanCarrigan

The voices are great. I have only managed to sneak in a couple of classes in work, but the vioces really stood from the word go!! well done!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raftus
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Yep agreed, it was a relief to hear a good crisp clear voice. Especially if you've done the Italian course. Gaeilge abú like.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shoukra
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Whoo hooo! I do have a head start having learned in school, but I didn't take the placeement test because I really want to see the whole course. I'm also so excited to learn Irish through duolingo, and hopefully transform my sketchy school version of irish in to something that might help with normal understanding. I'd love to surprise my friend who lives in Connamara next time I visit with a cuplá focal. I never would have thought that you could come very far very fast just by learning a language online, but I've had fast success with Spanish starting here on duolingo, I can't wait to see if I can get some kind of conversational Gaeilge going.

Thanks Team Irish for all your hard work, wouldn't it be lovely if TG4 suddenly saw a ratings boost from a renewed interest given the friendliness of the duolingo course?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GearanFool

Agreed! I'm so excited to start, Irish is definitely one of my favorite languages and its great that you guys worked so hard to bring it to Duolingo! Thanks to all of you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nikertnemw

Thank you so much! I have been waiting since I heard about it and have wanted to try Irish. It so far has been hard, grammatically. I expected that, though. I wish I had more time to put into it, but I want to balance my Latin in school, Spanish here, and my casual focus on Dutch, Italian, and Irish without losing skill in the first two. I think 5 languages is enough for now.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/veranique
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I've been wanting to learn Irish for about 20 years, but had not been able to. THANK YOU so very much for fulfilling a bucket-list dream for me. I'm loving this!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spiloba
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Yep, thanks for the course guys. I am Australian but have Irish dual citizenship and am going to move there next week for the first time. It is great to find this course and hopefully it will help me make a stronger connection with my irish roots. Great course so far!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FlowerPuck

Yes, thank you all so much! I love Irish and I've been looking for a good online course for a long time! It's really amazing of you guys to give us all these great things! Once again, thank you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daltontrumbo
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So excited with the new Irish course, GRMagaibh :))))))))))

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FearMhaighEo
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Sorry to be nit-picky, but the audio doesn't pronounce Dia duit and Dia daoibh correctly. A "g" is used instead of "d" or "gh". Overall though, the audio is a lot clearer than then even the synthetic voices for big languages such as Spanish and English.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulCulloty
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In fairness, that's why it's starting out in beta on the website, so that all us Gaeilgeoirs can advise on any kinks before it migrates to the app. Very positive that Irish is one of the first additions to the site, hopefully the increased domestic and global learning interest will only grow over the coming months. Certainly more oral emphasis than (sadly) happens in most Irish schools!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FearMhaighEo
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Even though it's only in Beta it's a brilliant course. It will take a few months so that every possible translation of every sentence is figured out and that all the bugs are ironed out. I'd say that this course is the best place to start learning Irish online.

4 years ago
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