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FINISHED MY IRISH TREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wooohoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! YAYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have finally finished my Irish tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have wanted to learn Irish for soooooo long! For some reason, I have been obsessed with this language for about five years now. I've bought dictionaries and grammar books, but it is such a difficult language, and I just couldn't get it! When the Irish course arrived on Duolingo, I knew that I would finally be able to learn this beautiful but difficult language. And now I am finally done!!!!! This is my fourth tree, after German, Swedish (which doesn't really count because I am fluent), and French (which I finished a few days ago). Now I'm at the hard part. Irish has few resources online (compared to German or French), and I need to continue my Irish learning. If anyone has any suggestions, I will gladly take them! I specifically enjoy newspapers and children's books! YAY!!!!!!!!! And a big thank you to the Irish team that has created a truly outstanding course!

March 10, 2015

62 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cm008012

Wow! Congratulations! I have a long way to go yet. I find Gaeilge surprisingly difficult to learn and I consider myself quite adept with languages. So, hats off to you! Have a lingot.

I suggest watching Ros na Rún. It's an Irish soap with more than 1000 episodes aired. The subject matter deals with day-to-day events which are great for picking-up useful every-day vocabulary.

Good luck on your continued language learning adventures!

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steinenbronn

I agree it's not easy I am on level four and it's a challenge irish soap awesome I will check that out as well thanks for the tip best of luck

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cm008012

Thank you. I need it! You might want to start-out watching the soap with English subtitles. It can be found subtitled on YouTube. Good luck to you too!

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steinenbronn

Will to and let you know thanks again, and thank you I also need it

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heathermagoo

Congratulations! That's super, Super-Svensk. Be sure and enter your name in alexinireland's Irish Hall of Fame. :D

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

Comhairdeachas a mhac! Sin deas a chloisteáil!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Go raibh maith agat!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaered

Congratulations! I am impressed -- Irish is the hardest of the languages I've tried on duolingo so far, and I've only done half a dozen skills...

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks! I agree. Irish has a very difficult grammar, but you'll get the hang of it :)

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Azure_Waters

Amazing! Congratulations! Irish is a joy to learn!!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks! I love learning Irish because it is such a challenge!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/connorhay12

Congratulations Super-Svensk!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamesieb

comhghairdeachas leat. má tá speis agat i nuachtain, feach ar tuairisc.iemeoneile.ie, is saghas nuachtan ar líne iad

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Go raibh maith agat!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy1234

Gailge!

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erkte
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I'm getting there too :)

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FinchLA

Hat off! congrats man! you really nailed it :)

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks! You seem to have a pretty long list of languages yourself :)

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KevanSF

awesome, with my brief Irish exposure, I can confidently say it's one tough language!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks! I agree! You'll get the hang of it eventually :)

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DespoinaTi

Comhghairdeas! This is an amazing accomplishment, good job! :)

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/etonyan

Way to go!!! Congratulations!

Want to practice your Irish? Make your announcement as Gaeilge on alexinireland's Day 9 SnaG challenge page. https://www.duolingo.com/discussion

Also he lists a lot a resources for more practice.

I've seen people use this phrase, with and without the na: Chríochnaigh mé mo chrann (na) Gaeilge!

Best of luck. I'm coming along slow but sure.

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

I should think reading something like Harry Potter - assuming you know the stories already - would be fun :)

Congratulations!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

Not in Irish. It's not translated on a level suitable for kids. I gave it to my bean an tí when I was last there and she had trouble reading it, as a native speaker. Her granddaughter, who would've been able to read it in English, also had trouble as a native speaker.

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

That's a shame :(

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidColli4

It should be noted that for a learner of english the harry potter vocabulary is well into C2 level, enjoyed by adults as a good read in this respect too. Just my opinion- maybe it feels difficult in irish just because of the approach to young learning. When i was in school in the english language tales were full of low frequency vocabulary (we naturally front load cartoons and childrens stories with fancy language) while at the same time in irish we were treated like gossiping adults using only the most high frequency vocab, we were reading about how paul has a bike and mary likes sweet cakes.

March 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks!

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EthanO_718

nice job! i'm trying to do the same with french but it will take a while

March 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy1234

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks! Good luck!

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmacv22

good job i'm on my way french and irish

March 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks so much! Good luck with your French and Irish!!

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy1234

you sure have lived up to your name!

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thank you so much!

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy1234

you're welcome!

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EoinOSullivan

Fair play.

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M4rt4a

Congratulations! I'm like 1/3 into my tree right now and it's SO hard. (Especially if I'm comparing it to languages like Spanish or Swedish) I hope I'll manage to finish mine in the near future as well, it's a great language! :)

I think the best way to practise would be reading. (of course as long as you don't have any Irish speakers around - if you have, then this is the best practise) Try to look for some books in Irish, I guess the best ones for the beginning are the ones you've already read in the other language :)

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks for the advice :)

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VaclavH

so can you actually read etc. ? I am wondering since I am at around 50% (never mind the vocabulary, that will take longer to build up I would assume...}

see my other thread re The small prince book in Gaeilge

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

I can actually read and write in Irish. I can't seem to find your other thread. Could you send me a link?

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VaclavH

kudos to you! here is the thread I was referring to - https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7168933

March 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks!

March 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steinenbronn

Congrats

March 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks!

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy1234

French?I'm working on that! by the way,they have "Immersion in the french course though they don't have it here in Irish. Why?

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

I'm pretty sure that they are having copyright issues with the EU.

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy1234

What do you mean?

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Many of the articles on the immersion section help Duolingo earn money (which is how they can justify making everything free). I guess there are some issues with EU copyright laws involving articles that don't allow Duolingo to let random learners translate them. I'm not 100% sure, though. It's my best guess.

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy1234

Still, thanks.

March 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tobosaur

Congratulations!! I wanted to learn it for a long too. But I'm much slower than you... well I'm learning it for a month and half....

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Thanks! I am a very fast learner, but I'm sure you'll get there, too :)

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steinenbronn

sásta lá st patrick ar

March 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RamannDuig

In Ireland we say the term "Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit"

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steinenbronn

Thank you for letting me know sorry for the mistake

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sualainnis

det är bra min son

March 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cactus5764

Congratulations! Any tips to a tip-seeking Irish learner?

November 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steinenbronn

Gave a lingot

March 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dorothy1234

I can't afford to give away any lingots. I feel it's a waste of lingots, since I have very few. Even if you have very many, it's a good idea to save them for later.

March 14, 2015
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