Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Day 3

alexinIreland
  • 25
  • 24
  • 21
  • 15
  • 15
  • 13
  • 12
  • 10

[This challenge is now closed]

Dia daoibh!

Welcome to day 3 of SnaG 2015! In today's challenge, we're getting musical!

But before that, I'd like to announce that galaxyrocker won yesterday's challenge and has been awarded the title "Honorary Irishman/Irishwoman by Recommendation of Master Storyteller Samuel Beckett"!

Challenge 3 - Dúshlán 3

Today's challenge is a translation challenge, with a musical twist!

  • Challenge: Translate the lyrics of a song
  • Theme: Irish-language pop music
  • Top prize: 15 lingots
  • Title awarded: Stay tuned

So, the challenge is: translate the lyrics of TG Lurgan's Irish version of "Wake Me Up". You can translate as many verses as you feel capable of, or, alternatively, you can translate line by line!

"But wait a sec Alex! Aren't the lyrics of the Irish version just a translation of the English?"

No, not really. Some of the ideas remain between the two versions, but there are some changes and a nice few sayings and idioms ;)

Lyrics

Video

Fáinne fí i gcoim na hoíche. (Níl) 'tada riamh nach mbíonn thart. Diabhail fhios a'm cá bhfuil deireadh mo scéil Ach táim ar an mbealach ceart.

Deir siad liom gan a dhul sa tseans, Nach dtagann ciall roimh aois. Bhuel 'sé m'aistear é, Ní léir cén fhad a mhairfidh sé, 'Sé togha ar aon chaoi.

So Lig mé saor ón suan 'tá orm. (Tai)speáin 'om bóthar éasca cothrom. Bainfidh mé ceann scríbe amach, sí m'aidhm, Cíbe treo átá i ndán.

(Tá) Mé ag iompar úalach mór an tsaoil Ach níl a'm ach péire lámh. Suile troma is an ghrian a dhul faoi Ach ní chodlaíonn mé go sámh.

"Bris amach agus tú fós sach óg." Chinnigh mé le dul in aghaidh. Seo mo ré, Seasfaidh mé an fód, 'S leanfaidh mé ar aghaidh.

Deadline for this challenge: 6:00p.m. Irish time on March 4th

Real World Mini-Challenge

Try teaching your friends a few basic Irish phrases today :D

Also, keep tweeting as Gaeilge with the hashtags #SnaG2015, #duolingo and #Gaeilge!

I Want More

Sure, why wouldn't you?

Irish Song of the Day

Today's song of the day is the same song used in the challenge itself: Wake Me Up as Gaeilge

Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat!

Bain triail aisti! Surprise yourself!

SnaG Day 2

11
3 years ago

12 Comments