Irish Adjectives

Welcome to the second Irish lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Irish to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black Audio
dubh
grey
grey Audio
liath
white
white Audio
bán
blue
blue Audio
gorm
green
green Audio
glas
yellow
yellow Audio
buí
red
red Audio
dearg
brown
brown Audio
donn

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Irish
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
tá mo teach bán Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
tá do thír mór Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
tá leabhair nua daor Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
tá áthas orainn anseo Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
tá trí mhadra bheaga aici Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
tá an teanga seo an-éasca Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
tá teach glas beag agam Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
fuar
hot
hot Audio
te
cloudy
cloudy Audio
scamallach
rainy
rainy Audio
ag cur báistí
snowy
snowy Audio
ag cur sneachta
sunny
sunny Audio
grianmhar
windy
windy Audio
gaothfar
warm
warm Audio
te

Conversation in Irish

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Irish
hi
dia duit! Audio
how are you?
cén chaoi an bhfuil tú? Audio
I'm good, thank you
tá mé go breá, go raibh maith agat! Audio
and you?
agus (cén chaoi an bhfuil) tusa? Audio
what is your name?
cén t-ainm atá ort? Audio
my name is Maya
maya is ainm dom Audio
nice to meet you
tá sé go deas castáil leat! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Irish. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Irish Alphabet   Irish Alphabet

Irish Nouns   Irish Nouns



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