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Irish names in Irish course!

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I've just started the Irish course and have come across the name Pól translated to Paul, I thought this was so cool because my dad's name is Paul and we are of Irish heritage (O'Brien). Because I haven't gone very far in the course and it may be awhile before I have time to do more, I was just wondering if they do any more Irish name versions? I don't know why but I think it's such a great embellishment. Also I just thought I'd add that I'm not finding it as difficult as I thought I would, I remember finding German more difficult (at this point at least).

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
alexinIreland
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Pól is about the only name we use in the course. We use one name just to show how names are treated in Irish. If you are interested, there are many websites about Irish names, their origins and their English equivalent.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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I don't like Pól. I mean, as a child, he was always getting into trouble, and then the next thing I know, he's the president. He seems to have multiple identities too - later on in the course, I was told that he is a policeman!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheBryce

Just out of curiosity, do any other Duolingo courses use names? I haven't seen any in the French course so far.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
alexinIreland
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I have completed 3 courses (Irish, Dutch and German)...I don't remember seeing any names in the German course, the Dutch course has 3-ish (Roos, Saskia and Willem) and our course has 1 (2 if you count Muire in the phrase "dia is Muire duit")

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/liamog
liamog
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Here's a big list of names in Irish:

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT
ReidHT
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Huh. Apparently, the most technical technical term for my name (meaning redhead, Scottish origins) for redhead...is I couldn't find any. I actually have Irish (even if very small) origins, too, because there was a McCarthey in my family.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lancet
Lancet
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The Irish word for redhead is rua - literally rusty!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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Thanks! I can give myself a cool nickname! ;D Rua sounds better than 'ginger' for a redhead.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT
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Thank you very much! :)

4 years ago
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