Irish Nouns

Welcome to the third Irish lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Irish to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
prátaí
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
trátaí
onions
onions Audio
oinniúin
carrots
carrots Audio
cairéaid
fruits
fruits Audio
torthaí
apples
apples Audio
úll
bananas
bananas Audio
banana
oranges
oranges Audio
oráistí

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Irish
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
an bhfuil bainne agat? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
tá bainne agus caife agam Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
tá trí úll aige Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
níl ach úll amháin aici Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
tá cónaí orainn i dteach beag Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
is maith liom ár mbricfeasta Audio

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
arán
milk
milk Audio
bainne
butter
butter Audio
im
cheese
cheese Audio
cáis
coffee
coffee Audio
caife
sandwich
sandwich Audio
ceapaire
meat
meat Audio
feoil
chicken
chicken Audio
sicín
fish
fish Audio
iasc
breakfast
breakfast Audio
bricfeásta
lunch
lunch Audio
lón
dinner
dinner Audio
dinnéar

Conversation in Irish

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Irish
Do you speak (English/ Irish)?
an labhraíonn tú (béarla/gaeilge)? Audio
Just a little
beagán Audio
I like Irish
is maith liom Gaeilge Audio
Can I practice with you?
an féidir liom cleachtadh leat? Audio
How old are you?
cén aois thú? Audio
I'm thirty three years old
tá mé tríocha bliain d'aois Audio
It was nice talking to you
bhí sé go deas caint leat! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Irish. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Irish Adjectives   Irish Adjectives

Irish Plural   Irish Plural



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