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

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

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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!

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks!

3 years ago

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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...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks! I agree. Irish has a very difficult grammar, but you'll get the hang of it :)

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/steinenbronn
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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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/steinenbronn
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Will to and let you know thanks again, and thank you I also need it

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Azure_Waters
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Amazing! Congratulations! Irish is a joy to learn!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks! I love learning Irish because it is such a challenge!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

Comhairdeachas a mhac! Sin deas a chloisteáil!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Go raibh maith agat!

3 years ago

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Congratulations Super-Svensk!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jamesieb
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comhghairdeachas leat. má tá speis agat i nuachtain, feach ar tuairisc.iemeoneile.ie, is saghas nuachtan ar líne iad

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Go raibh maith agat!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorothy1234

Gailge!

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks! You seem to have a pretty long list of languages yourself :)

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks! I agree! You'll get the hang of it eventually :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DespoinaTi
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Comhghairdeas! This is an amazing accomplishment, good job! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks!

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks!

3 years ago

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

Congratulations!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

3 years ago

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That's a shame :(

3 years ago

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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks!

3 years ago

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I'm getting there too :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EthanO_718

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorothy1234

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

3 years ago

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Thanks! Good luck!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kmacv22
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good job i'm on my way french and irish

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorothy1234

you sure have lived up to your name!

3 years ago

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Thank you so much!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorothy1234

you're welcome!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EoinOSullivan

Fair play.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks for the advice :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VaclavH

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

3 years ago

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Thanks!

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorothy1234

What do you mean?

3 years ago

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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.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorothy1234

Still, thanks.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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....

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/steinenbronn
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sásta lá st patrick ar

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RamannDuig

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/steinenbronn
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Thank you for letting me know sorry for the mistake

3 years ago

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det är bra min son

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