Learn Irish

Irish belongs to the Goidelic branch of the Celtic languages and so has more in common with Manx and Scottish Gaelic than with Welsh, Breton or Cornish. Irish, also known as Gaelic, is spoken by the minority of the population in Ireland, but there are regions called Gaeltacht - mostly found on the West coast of Ireland - where Irish is still the main language of daily communication. There are three main dialects, roughly correlating to Western, Southern and Northern Irish. With uTalk, you’ll learn the Connaught (Western) accent.

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Where Is It Spoken?

Ireland

UK

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Number Of Speakers

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Language Family

Celtic

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Fun facts about Irish

Hello in Irish is 'Dia duit' - God be with you - and the response is 'Dia 's Muire dhuit' - God and Mary with you.

In Irish, you express emotions as being 'on you' e.g. I'm angry is Tá fearg orm - 'anger is on me'.

The literal meaning of the Irish word for jellyfish, smugairle róin, is 'seal spit'.

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