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Monday night Irish Class, December 4, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 4ú lá Mí na Nollag 2017

Seanfhocal

thing
An iomarca d'aon ní, is ionnan agus gan aon ní.Too much of a good thing "An excess of a thing is the same as being wiout the thing"
Lig do fuarú sa gcraiceann ar théigh sé ann.when someone is angry, let him/her cool down before you offer a reply or response. "Let him cool in the skin he heated up in."
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Monday night Irish Class, November 27, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 27ú lá Mí na Samhna 2017

Seanfhocal

Ba mhaith an teachtaire le cur I gcoinne an bháis thú.You would be a good person to send for Death!Said of someone who dawdles, a slow-poke, just the kind of person you'd send on an errand you don't want to see completed.
Ní bhíonn imirce gan chaill.No moving without loss.
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Monday night Irish Class, November 20, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 20ú lá Mí na Samhna 2017

Seanfhocal

We continue to mine the proverbs collected by Robert Shipboy MacAdam, and first published in a series that ran from 1858 to 1862. For a little extra fun, I provided his original spelling:
Old SpellingModern SpellingMeaningNotes
séideadhblowing
smugsmugamucus, snotm
Is maith an sèideadh sròine do dhuine smug fhaiceal air duine eile. Is maith an séideadh sróine do dhuine smuga fheiceáil ar duine eile. It is a good nose blowing for a person to see snot on another person.
Ma cheannaigheann tu droch-nidh, ceannochaidh tu a rìst go h-aithghearr.Má cheannaíonn tú drochní, ceannóidh tú arís go hathghearr.If you buy low quality, you will soon buy again."If you buy a bad thing, you will soon buy again."
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Monday night Irish Class, November 13, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 13ú lá Mí na Samhna 2017

Seanfhocal

gadwitheA twisted bit of willow used when hemp rope was not available--used for horse harness,and to hang people!
Gearr an gad is foisce don scornach. do the most urgent thing first.cut the gad nearest the throat, to save a person or perhaps a horse whose harness has gotten hung up.
An té nach gcleachtann maríocht dearmadann na spoir.Practice!Who does not habitually practice riding forgets the spurs.
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Monday night Irish Class, November 6, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 6ú lá Mí na Samhna 2017

Seanfhocal

choícheforever
nach ... ach only
cochánstraw
cáilreputation
bídeachtiny
socarcalm, peace; benefit, profit, advantage
mochearly
malllate, slow
ionatin you
fusaeasy
sínstretchv
síneadhstretchingvn of sín
Is tú nach mbíonn choíche ach i gcochán
ach cáil bheag bhídeach de do shocar
Moch nó mall a thagaim
gurb ionat is fusa dom mo chosa a shíneadh
you're a dump, straw strewn about,
but you're my cozy dump.
"There's no place like home"
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Monday night Irish Class, October 30, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 30ú lá Mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2017

Seanfhocal

Ná tóg mé go dtite mé Don't pick me up until I fall.tite subj. vs. titfidh fut.
Níl ansin ach "Seachain an ceann agus buain an muineál."That's nothing but "miss the head and get the neck.""Out of the frying pan into the fire."
Sin tóin na muice méithe a ghréisceadh/That is greasing the butt of a fat pig."Coals to Newcastle"

Audio Prep

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Monday night Irish Class, October 23, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 23ú lá Mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2017

Seanfhocal

is fearr fuíoll an mhadaidh ná fuíoll an mhagaidh.Better the victim of a dog (bite) than the victim of mockery.
is fearr fuíoll fonóide ná fuíoll formáid.Better to be the butt of ridicule than the object of envy

Blade Runner – buaileann an tintreach faoi dhó

Saothar machnamhach, cumasach é Blade Runner 2049 a léiríonn ómós don chéad ghála ach a dhéanann a iomaire féin a threabhadh leis
buaileann an tintreach faoi dhó<lightning strikes twice
Saothar machnamhachthoughtful/reflective work
cumasachtalented
dhá mhíle daichead a naoi1049
a léiríonn ómós don chéad ghálathat shows tribute to the first installmentgála "installment"
iomaireridge
treabhadhplowing
dhéanann a iomaire féin a threabhadh leisplowing its own ridge
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Monday night Irish Class, October 16, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 16ú lá Mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2017

Seanfhocal

Trácht ar an diabhal agus taispeánfaidh sé é féin.Mention the devil and he shows himself.
comhairleadvicef
measopinion, judgement, respect
cóirjust
Comhairle charad gan a hiarraidh ní bhfuair sí ariamh an meas ba chóir di. Friendly advice without asking never gets the respect it deservesfem. , referback to comhairle

Identification Copula

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Monday night Irish Class, October 9, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 9ú lá Mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2017

Seanfhocal

breitheamhjudgem
dallblind; blind person
Is olc an breitheamh ar dhatanna dall."The blind person is a poor judge of colors"
gráinnegrain
pónairebean
Tá a fhios aige cá mhéad gráinne pónaire a dhéanann cúig/He knows that 2 + 2 = 4."He knows how many beans make five."

Past Copula

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Monday night Irish Class, October 2, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 2ú lá Mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2017

Seanfhocal

Níor tháinig fear na headrána saor ariamh.Mediation is never free"A man never came to mediation freely." Might expect Thomhaisfeá
fear an eadarscáin[older form
eadráinmediation, conciliationf
Thomhasfá uibheacha san áit a bhfeicfeá blaoscanna.Where there's smoke there's fire Lit. "You would guess [there are] eggs in the place where you would see shells."
tomhaismeasure, weigh, estimate, guessMight expect cond. Thomhaisfeá

Tomhas "Riddle"

Cad is ainm an octapus gan airgead?
Bochtapus!


‘Dá mba scuab ghruaige mé, cá ngabhfainn i bhfolach?’

Tá barúil ag ár gcolúnaí go bhfuil poll draíochta sa teach a dtiteann rudaí síos ann
Dá mba scuab ghruaige méIf I had a hair brush
cá ngabhfainn i bhfolach?where would it hide?
Tá barúil ag ár gcolúnaí go bhfuil poll draíochta sa teach a dtiteann rudaí síos ann Our columnist has the opinion that there is a magic hole where things fall down
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Monday night Irish Class, September 25, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 25ú lá Mí na Mheán Fómhair 2017

Seanfhocal

Tabhair do ghrá dod mhnaoi, is do rún dod mháthair.Give your love to your wife and your secret to your mother. mhnaoi: dative of bean
doddo [preposition} + do [possessive]
Is troime a bhagairt ná a bhuille. His bark is worse than his bite."Is heavier his threat than his blow,"

Fiche Ceisteanna "20 questions"

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Monday night Irish Class, September 11, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 11ú lá Mí na Mheán Fómhair 2017

Seanfhocal

Obair gan sos gan scíth, Inchinn mhaol gan bhrí.Work without rest dulls the brain
I ndiaidh a aimhlis a fheictear a leas don Éireannach.After the harm the good is seem by the Irish person

Ba [Copula cond.]thairbhí duit teanga eile seachas an Ghaeilge? Seafóid, a deir Antonella Sorace…

Ba thairbhí duit teanga eile seachas an Ghaeilge?Would it be beneficial for you to learn a language other than Irish?
SeafóidNonsense
Labhair Tuairisc.ie le Antonella Sorace bunaitheoir Bilingualism Matters faoina ‘smaointe contúirteacha’ faoin dátheangachas
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Conemara Pony
Guinness Dark Side
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Monday night Irish Class, August 28, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 28ú lá Mí na Lúnasa 2017

Seanfhocal

Is fearr mac le himirt ná mac le hólBetter a son who gambles than one who drinks.imir "play" means "plays games of chance" here
laochhero
in aiscefor nothing
Faightear gach laoch in aisceAge conquers all.
greannmharfunny, humorous
Ní minic a bhíos bocht greannmharNobody finds a poor person humorous

Iasc nua-aimsithe ainmnithe as amhránaí Gaeltachta

Iasc nua-aimsithe ainmnithe as amhránaí GaeltachtaNewly found fish named after Gaeltacht singer
Ainmníodh Leporinus enyae as an amhránaí clúiteach Gaeltachta Enya, as Gaoth Dobhair, toisc gur in abhainn an Orinoco, teideal amhráin dá cuid, a fuarthas é
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Monday night Irish Class, August 7, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 7ú lá Mí na Lúnasa 2017

Seanfhocal

Go dtí leath bealaigh síos tá sult, suaimhneas, agus sásamh ann ach as sin síos tá deamhas, diabhal, agus dochar san ól. When you start drinking, first it feels good, and then it goes to hell.parallel structure, s-d/good-bad contrast.
Is maith an rud an foighid, ach is dona í an fhailli.Patience is a good thing, but negligence/neglect is bad

Sórt réamhrá atá in ‘Homecoming’ Spider-Man

Sórt réamhrá atá in ‘Homecoming’H is sort of a prequel
LÉIRMHEAS SCANNÁIN: Leagtar bunchloch i ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ ach caithfear fanacht fanacht nó go dtosóidh an t-aicsean ina cheart
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Monday night Irish Class, July 24, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 24ú lá Mí na Iúil 2017

Fear Gaeltachta díbeartha as Meiriceá ag na húdaráis inimirce

Bhí John Cunningham as Gaeltacht Thír Chonaill ina chónaí i Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá ó bhí 1999 ann. Chuaigh sé anonn ar chlár víosa ach níor fhág sé an tír nuair a chuaigh an víosa sin in éag
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Monday Night Irish Class, July 10, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 10ú lá Mí na Iúil 2017

Seanfhocal

clochstonef
Dá duiteadh cloch i gcaiseal, is ort-sa thuiteadh sí"If a stone were to fall in a castle, it would fall on you."thuiteadh subj. eclipses
beirbear, bring
moilldelayf
bárr = barrpoint, top (speed)
Beireann an mhoill an bárr léiUndue haste reduces speed./"Delay brings the top speed with it."
Ní moill faobharTaking the time to sharpen your tool won't slow you down./"Än edge is not a delay."

‘Leanfaidh mé le foghlaim na Gaeilge agus mé i mo Thaoiseach’ – Varadkar

Leanfaidh mé le foghlaim na Gaeilge agus mé i mo ThaoiseachI will continue with learning Irish as I am Taoiseach
Leanfadh Leo Varadkar ag déanamh cúrsaí Gaeilge agus é in oifig an Taoisigh. Deir sé chomh maith go bhfuil sé ag súil go mbeidh maoiniú breise ar fáil don Ghaeilge
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Monday Night Irish Class, June 19, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 19ú lá Mí na Mheiteam 2017

Seanfhocal

Aithníonn fear na h-olna dhíol fear na h-olna cheannach.The wool seller knows (recognizes) the wool buyer.
graftha = grafadhgrubbing, hoeing
fiadhaigh = fiachhunt(ing), chase, chasing
gaoithe = gaothwind
Tá trí saghas fear ann, fear grafta, fear fiadhaigh, agus fear gaoithe.There are three sorts of man, the worker, the pleasure-seeker, and the windbag.

Siopadóireacht

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Monday Night Irish Class, May 22, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 22ú lá mí na Bealtaine 2017

Seanfhocal

Ceannaigh an maor 's ní baol duit an máistir.Buy the steward and the master is not a danger to you.Note imperative and copula.
Ní glic é nach nglacfaid teagasc.He is not clever who will not accept instruction/teaching.
Is duine saibhir é, dáiríre, an duine nach bhfuil uaidh ach beagán. It is truly a rich person who needs/wants but little. The tá-ó ← tá sé ag teastaíl ó
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Monday Night Irish Class, May 8, 2017
Irish
gmcdavid

Rang Gaeilge, 8ú lá mí na Bealtaine 2017

Seanfhocal

Ná taispeáin d’fhiacail san áit nach dtig leat greim a bhaint amach.Don't bare you're teeth if you are not in a position to bite!
tig leto be able toDon form of Ttar
Tá sé chomh críonna go dtabharfadh sé breith idir Conall agus Eoghan. He is so wise he could give a judgement between Conall and Eoghan.Sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages, and legendary founders of Tirconnell and Tyrone.
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