It actually means "health". It's a shortened form of "Slán leat" (lit "health with_you"), hence why it's normally glossed as the similarly shortened "bye", while "slán leat" would be glossed as "goodbye".
Slán has many meanings, one of which is "bye". sigmacharding and NiallT are correct that it also means "safe" (save) and "health", respectively. It would be helpful if the feedback to a question would elaborate on multiple translations of a word rather than indicating an incorrect answer when a responder has chosen an alternative translation.
when I first learned a bit of Irish it was taught to me as the pair "Slán leat/Slán agat" Health go with you / health stay with you or be saFe/keep safe
She scared me hahaha I got slán on the audio exercise and just after I got slán! like, "You're still here? BYE!"
I typped slàn and it was marked as a typo. Is there any difference between à and á?
Yes. Irish only use the acute accent(á). The grave accent (à) is not used in Irish.
Slán = bye Slán...solong... so long. "So long guys, see ya later" = another way to say bye to your buds.
There's no point telling me I've done a typo, when my keyboard doesn't have accents
If you're using the web, the accented characters are displayed below the text box - click on them to add the accents, or just enable accented characters on your keyboard - it's a software issue, not a hardware issue.
If you're using an app on a phone, just long-press on a vowel to get the option of an accent.
Accents are not optional in Irish. If you're not using them, you're not spelling the words correctly.
What am i doing on this ive been learning irish fir over 8 yests now i know all this stuff. Yet here i am at 1:15am learninf a language ive been taught already...
If you already now some Irish, you don't have to start at the beginning - you can "test" out at a series of checkpoints so that you can demonstrate that you don't need to go through the early material.
Nope! If you are seeing a word for the first time it should be highlighted with yellow amd have a broken underline. You just need to tap (in the app) or hover over (using desktop) the word and it will show a translation for the word.
Unless you are in 'test out' sessions, or it is offering you pictures to offer context.
Hope that helps :)