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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

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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!


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


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!


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

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


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


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

Comhairdeachas a mhac! Sin deas a chloisteáil!


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

Go raibh maith agat!


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...


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Congratulations Super-Svensk!


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


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

Go raibh maith agat!


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


    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.


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

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

    Congratulations!


    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.


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

    That's a shame :(


    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.


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

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


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

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

    good job i'm on my way french and irish


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

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


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

    you sure have lived up to your name!


    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 :)


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

    Thanks for the advice :)


    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


    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?


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

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


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

    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?


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

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


    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.


    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....


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

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


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

    sásta lá st patrick ar


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

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


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

    Thank you for letting me know sorry for the mistake


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

    det är bra min son


    [deactivated user]

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