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Completed Irish tree

I completed the Irish tree today. What should I do to continue learning/practicing Irish since duolingo does not offer translations yet?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo
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Congratulations!!! In case you're interested, RustyDee is keeping a Hall of Fame list of victorious Duolingoers who have completed the Irish tree.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5222546

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sctroyenne

Congrats! I should be getting there in a week or so. You should try watching TG4 online. A lot of people like Rós na Run and I really like Aifric. I recommend watching episodes multiple times and you should find yourself understanding more and more each time. There are also people available on iTalki that you can speak Irish with and who will correct writing.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oldflapjacks

Thanks. I will give that show a try.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DespoinaTi
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Comhghairdeas!! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cait48
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There is a Yahoo group where we translate Irish books--mostly kids' books, but we're doing a book of Biddy Jenkinson short stories now-- into English. It's called Úrscéalta because that's what we usually read. You can just Google that and look at some of the posts to see how well it suits you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cait48
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I forgot to mention the BEST thing to do--go to Ireland to an Irish course. There are actually a good number of places that offer Irish classes for adults. The only one I have first-hand experience with is Oideas Gael, and I'd be delighted to (try to) answer any questions about my stay there.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaveKinsella

Buy a Bible in Irish. Read it along side an English version. It'll keep you going for a year!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scilling
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You could read Irish language Web sites, or try writing a little something in Irish. The Irish tree doesn’t cover all aspects of Irish grammar, so you might look into finding a grammar book that you find suitable.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jillianimal

Congrats! You'll probably find some useful stuff in the Irish Portal topic or on duo wiki in the study aids sections to continue with.

On a related note, how the hell did you get past directions?!? It's too much to remember compared to how simple it is in english & all the bugs in that skill make it completely impossible. I just can't get through it :[

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oldflapjacks

Thanks! Directions was pretty tough. I think I just kept looking back at the notes and even then each section took me a bunch of tries.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TooCoyoteBlue

I get Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in any language I study - it's available in Irish! (Although not the whole series. :-( )

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Don't read the Irish one. It's definitely not translated for kids. In fact, I've had native speaking adults tell me the language is very advanced.

3 years ago