"An páiste."

Translation:The child.

January 31, 2015



So is it pronounced an p-ah-stah or an p-ah-shtah?

March 11, 2015


I'm not sure since I'm new to this too, but I think it's closest to "pawsh-te", where the "t" sound in "te" is the same as the "t" sound in "Ta" (I can't add the accent to the "a" on my phone) - that is to say, that sound that's kind of like a mixture of the English "d", " t", and "th" sounds. Hopefully that made sense :s

March 24, 2015


One source for pronounciation:


Pronounciation seems to be like raising kids: Many ways to do it right and many ways to do it wrong.

May 10, 2015


Why is it an paiste but na cailini earlier? What's the difference between an and na?

April 26, 2015


an is for singular, na is for plural, not for everything but for most.

April 27, 2015


Thanks! I figured it out a few questions later. :)

April 28, 2015


Na páisti is "the children" and na cailíni is "the girls". I think the plural has to do with adding an "i" to the end, instead of an "s" like English does. An is one, na is plural.

June 27, 2019

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Adding an í is only one of a number of different plural endings in Irish. You have encountered na buachaillí - "the boys" and na cailíní - "the girls", but you also have na fir - "the men" and na mná - "the women".

Some more examples:
na madraí - "the dogs", na cait - "the cats", na capaill - "the horses", na ba - "the cows", na muca - "the pigs", na géanna - "the geese", na carranna - "the cars", na tithe - "the houses", na doirse - "the doors", na cathaoireacha - "the chairs", na bóithre - "the roads".

June 28, 2019


what is the difference between leanbh agus páiste?

September 7, 2015


leanbh is baby, páiste is child

October 2, 2017


well I am Irish myself and it IS pronounced "On Pawsht". I would put a emoji after this but there are no emoji buttons on this laptop so I will just say "SMILEY FACE!"

June 29, 2017


So why isn't the "te" in this word pronounced like che. Since I thought S+ slender vowel made sh sounds and t+ slender vowel made ch sounds

October 10, 2015
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