Irish Phrases

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a chuisle, a chroí – pulse, heart (Oh, pulse of my heart, Sweetheart)
Ah, tá Gaeilge agat. – Ah, you have (speak) Irish.
An dtuigeann tú? – Do you understand?
Céad mile fáilte – Hundred thousand welcomes
Ceart go leor – That’s fine
Dia dhuit – Hello (God bless you)
Dia is Muire dhuit – Reply to Hello (God and Mary bless you)
Druid an doras agus tar isteach – Close the door and come in
Fáilte, a Dhíolúin – Welcome, Dillon
Gabh mo leithscéal – Excuse me (“accept my apologies”)
Go raibh maith agat – Thank you (“that good be with you”)
Is ea, mhuise – Yes, surely
Is ea, táim súgach – Yes, I’m tipsy
Is folamh fuar é teach gan bean – It’s a cold empty house, without a woman.
Is minic a bhris béal duine a shron – It’s oft the mouth that breaks a person’s nose.
Is tú mo ghrá – I love you
le do thoil – Please (“by your leave”)
Ní déan cabaireacht. – Do not be chattering.
Nuair a bhíonn an fíon istigh, bíonn an ciall amuigh – When the wine is in, the sense is out
oíche mhaith – goodnight
slán agat – goodbye (when you’re the one who’s going)
slán leat – goodbye (when you’re the one staying behind)
Tá a fhois agam – I’ve got it (as in, “I remember now”)
Tá athas orm thú a fheiceáil, a Sheáin – I am pleased to see you, John
Tá beagán agam – I have a little (meaning “I speak a little”)
Tá fáilte romhat – You are welcome
Tá mé go maith – I’m fine
Tar aníos an staighre – Come upstairs
Tuigim go maith – I understand

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