Irish Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Irish lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Irish to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Irish
one
a haon/aon Audio
first
an chéad Audio
two
Audio
second
an dara Audio
three
trí Audio
third
an tríú Audio
four
ceathair Audio
fourth
an ceathrú Audio
five
cúig Audio
fifth
cúigiú Audio
six
Audio
sixth
séú Audio
seven
seacht Audio
seventh
seachtú Audio
eight
ocht Audio
eighth
ochtú Audio
nine
naoi Audio
ninth
naoú Audio
ten
deich Audio
tenth
deichiú Audio
eleven
a haon déag Audio
eleventh
an t-aonú ceann déag Audio
twelve
dó dhéag Audio
twelfth
dara ceann déag Audio
thirteen
trí déag Audio
thirteenth
an tríú ceann déag Audio
fourteen
ceathair déag Audio
once
aon uair amháin Audio
fifteen
cúig déag Audio
twice
dhá uair Audio
sixteen
sé déag Audio
Monday
Dé Luain Audio
seventeen
seacht déag Audio
Tuesday
Dé Mháirt Audio
eighteen
ocht déag Audio
Wednesday
Dé Chéadaoin Audio
nineteen
naoi déag Audio
Thursday
Déardaoin Audio
twenty
fiche/scór Audio
Friday
Dé hAoine Audio
seventy one
seachtó a haon Audio
Saturday
Dé Sathairn Audio
one hundred
céad Audio
Sunday
Dé Domhnaigh Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Irish cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Irish. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Irish
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
tá trí mhadra agam Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
tá dhá chat ag m'iníon Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
labhraíonn sí seacht teanga Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
tá mac amháin ag mo dheartháir Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
is é seo mo dhara ceacht Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
ar léigh tú an tríú leabhar? Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
goat
goat Audio
gabhar
donkey
donkey Audio
asal
horse
horse Audio
capall
dog
dog Audio
madra
cat
cat Audio
cat
mouse
mouse Audio
luch
bird
bird Audio
éan

Conversation in Irish

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

English
Irish
Where are you from?
cárbh as duit? Audio
I'm from the U.S
is as na s.a. mé Audio
I'm American
is meiriceánach mé Audio
Where do you live?
cá bhfuil tú i do chónaí? Audio
I live in the U.S
tá mé i mo chónaí sna s.a. Audio
What do you do for a living?
cén slí beatha atá agat? Audio
I'm a student
is mac léinn mé Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Irish? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Irish Gender   Irish Gender

Irish Phrases   Irish Phrases



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