August 26, 2014



That's a very excited voice

September 2, 2014


Yeah, sounds more like "help!" :-)

September 18, 2014


As sigmacharding said, it literally means 'save'.

September 18, 2014


More 'safe', because it isn't a verb, but yes!

April 8, 2017


It is interesting to note that the first item in this lesson is "Bye!"...

August 26, 2014


Interesting trivia- It literally means "save" :)

August 26, 2014


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".

August 27, 2014


also means "safe"

September 20, 2014


Interesting, I didn't know that.

August 26, 2014


Really? I just got one to SPELL slán 3 times in a row lol

December 14, 2014


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.

September 29, 2014


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

November 21, 2014


She scared me hahaha I got slán on the audio exercise and just after I got slán! like, "You're still here? BYE!"

December 19, 2014


Slon or slahn? Pronunciation wise.

October 18, 2015


I typped slàn and it was marked as a typo. Is there any difference between à and á?

November 1, 2015


Yes. Irish only use the acute accent(á). The grave accent (à) is not used in Irish.

December 3, 2015


I translated it as "health" and it told me I was incorrect.

March 13, 2015


Slán = bye Slán...solong... so long. "So long guys, see ya later" = another way to say bye to your buds.

June 5, 2015


Android tablet how do i get the fada?

July 15, 2015


There's no point telling me I've done a typo, when my keyboard doesn't have accents

January 3, 2016


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.

January 4, 2016


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...

November 27, 2016


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.

November 27, 2016


That voice seems excited!!

March 15, 2018


Do i have to guess the leaning of new words?

December 3, 2018


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 :)

December 4, 2018

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