Translation:Go raibh maith agat.
Eh, you're not wrong, a chara, but here's my reasoning: if we're being taught the "official" dialect, any deviation from that (regardless of the vernacular, cuz like I says, I'm of munster and I use 'gura') is therefore "slang" or at the very least a crossover word. (Because the distance of the dialects is considerable)
No it is not slang. All native Irish is correct. There are 3 main dialects (Munster, Connemara, and Donegal). All are equally correct, and we respect each other's dialect. We understand each other as there isn't that much difference between them. And anyhow the "Caighdeánach/Standard" only refers to spelling, it doesn't cover pronunciation at all.
I find it a little confusing that I need to translate "Go raibh maith agaibh" and "Go raibh maith agat" the same way into english. Since I am russian and we have different words for you(single) and you(plural) too. So I often forget to choose the second translation. It's quite funny though, to learn foreign language from another foreign language...
So a question for all you native Irish (as I was not lucky enough to be born in Ireland, I'm just Irish by heritage)... do you all learn English and Irish simultaneously when you're young? Also, what is the difference between the Irish that I'm trying to learn on Duo and Irish Gaelic? I get the impression that Gaelic is sort of a dead language, but I very well may be misinformed. Thank you!
Duo Irish is Gaeilge, which is Irish Gaelic. (Technically, we're being taught the Caighdeán. which is basically a national standardised set of spellings and grammatical stuff, created to make up for the fact that all the Irish dialects are so different that there needed to be an official standard.)
Anyway, they're the same thing. Gaelic is an old language, but not dead. Gaeilge is the national language of the Republic of Ireland, though everybody there speaks English (and actually not everybody speaks Gaeilge). Its being largely replaced by English wasn't even hundreds upon hundreds of years ago or anything; though its decline had started a couple hundred years before, the largest drop happened in the mid-19th century when it fell to 15% of the population or so, and it's just over 50% now, though most don't use it as frequently as English.