An Grá faoi Ghlas

This is a video series put out with Turas Teanga. They speak slowly, so everyone can easily understand. There's subtitles in Irish (though I suspect you'll find some with English ones, too).

It also showcases all three dialects, with one character having a thick Donegal one, and another using the Munster synthetic forms (though not super Munster - only Cheapas instead of Do cheapas).

3/24/2015, 12:02:24 AM

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Go raibh maith agat! I just started with Irish, but I was able to pick up some words and phrases. Next month I'll have my first Irish lesson with a teacher. I am so glad I found one in my area! :-)

3/24/2015, 9:27:48 AM

Aaah. I remember being shown this in secondary school. God it's so cheesy.

3/24/2015, 8:05:58 PM

Nach í sin an fhírrine!

3/24/2015, 8:17:49 PM
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Thanks. I was quite sure I wasn't going to understand a single word but, to my surprise, I managed to get even whole sentences here and there. I think I need to get more accostumed to the sound of Irish, though.

3/24/2015, 10:25:41 AM

Go raibh míle. Now that I've finished the tree, I'm looking for more immersive methods, and this works great. One question: Is this a show designed to be shown at schools? I'm only asking because the people seem to speak much slower than the hosts of, say, An Saol Ó Dheas on RnaG, and I'm curious if it's because some people speak slower than others or if it's intentional for the sake of understanding.

3/25/2015, 11:44:11 PM

I should say, if you get to the point where you can easily understand An Saol Ó Dheas, you are essentially fluent in terms of listening comprehension, i.e. it's probably the hardest thing you can do. Fair play to you for doing it, I'd keep at it.

4/4/2015, 10:56:30 AM

Céard é do thuaraim faoi 'Ardtrathnóna' agus Comhrá le MTS?

4/6/2015, 2:04:05 AM

Is breá liom "Comhrá" agus éistím le hArdtráthnóna anois is aríst. Taithí éisteachta maith 'sea iad araon.

I would recommend to everybody to listen to the programme Comhrá, it is fantastic practice for understanding every dialect and they typically have strong dialectal speakers on the programme. I think it is the best intermediate listening practice available.

Ar thugais fé ndeara an nós cainte sin atá ag MTS "seaaaaaaa, bagh dad"? Bíonn a lán daoine ag magadh fé ina thaobh, ach magadh cairdiúla atá i gceist.

4/6/2015, 8:26:47 AM

Do thugas. Chonac físeán freisin (MTS ag caint le MTS)

4/6/2015, 11:22:34 PM

Á, is greannmhar an físeán é.

4/7/2015, 7:05:29 PM

This is designed as part of a course. So, yes, it's meant to be slower.

3/25/2015, 11:48:10 PM
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Holy cow, this is hilarious. GRMA!

3/26/2015, 4:51:33 PM
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