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#As Gaeilge

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: How many colours can you remember? Column

The Irish For: How many colours can you remember?

Different languages across the world look at the spectrum and make different calls on where certain colours begin and end, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Brexit and the rise of Hiberno-English Opinion

The Irish For: Brexit and the rise of Hiberno-English

With the United Kingdom set to leave the European Union this year, it’s time for Hiberno English to become the official language of the EU, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Forget the January blues - let's talk about birds Column

The Irish For: Forget the January blues - let's talk about birds

The fact that the Irish words for duck and lake sound similar gives an alliterative flourish to a seanfhocal about not sweating the small stuff: Ní troimide an loch an lacha – the lake is not heavier for having a duck on it, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... All the most important Christmas words (including Fairytale of New York as Gaeilge) Column

The Irish For... All the most important Christmas words (including Fairytale of New York as Gaeilge)

Hó hó hó! Darach Ó Séaghdha has a selection box of Irish words for Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: The word deatach, meaning smoke, also refers to the family huddled together around the fire Column

The Irish For: The word deatach, meaning smoke, also refers to the family huddled together around the fire

As one of the first human inventions fire is often used as a metaphor for human civilisation and its downsides, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: All the characters you  know - good, bad or total craic vortex Column

The Irish For: All the characters you know - good, bad or total craic vortex

Darach Ó Séaghdha has a typecast character for every letter in the alphabet – the funny one, the vulgar one, the one with notions or the one who sucks all the craic clean out of the room.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: As the nights are closing in - curl up by the fire and learn some winter words Column

The Irish For: As the nights are closing in - curl up by the fire and learn some winter words

Codladh Geimhridh literally means ‘winter sleep’ and is the Irish for hibernation. Sometimes that feels like a viable option in the Land of Eternal Winter (Hibernia), writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For...The role of dogs in legends, proverbs and the Brehon laws Opinion

The Irish For...The role of dogs in legends, proverbs and the Brehon laws

Dogs took centre stage in Irish mythology, stories and proverbs, just like they dominate our social media feeds today, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Seal snot: The literal translations of sea creatures are brilliant Column

The Irish For... Seal snot: The literal translations of sea creatures are brilliant

The Irish term for a jellyfish translates literally as seal snot. If this floats your boat you might also enjoy mathair shúigh – suckmother – for squid.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V? Column

The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V?

Is V a cheeky stowaway in the Irish language? Darach Ó Séaghdha takes a look.

23 ways to say 'potato' as Gaeilge

Happy National Potato Day, ya filthy animals.

7 dangerously similar sounding words as Gaeilge

ár nAthair v an nathair

13 essential phrases you need as Gaeilge to get through 2017

All you need to get through the year.

Can You Get 100% In This Bouli Lyrics Quiz?

FEAR SNEACHTA BÁN…

13 excellent ways to insult someone as Gaeilge

Is smuigín thú! (You’re a snot-nosed brat. Yeah you.)

Coláiste Lurgan covering Rihanna as Gaeilge is just as good as you'd expect

A combination we never thought we’d hear.

10 times Twitter perfectly sum up the Irish language

So many vowels…

11 times a fada makes all the difference

In the name of the fada.

13 times Tumblr was so right about learning Irish

“And suddenly, a car hit me.”

From TheJournal.ie Fancy working in Brussels? The EU is now hiring more than 60 Irish translators As Gaeilge

Fancy working in Brussels? The EU is now hiring more than 60 Irish translators

The salary starts at over €4300 a month.

8 perfect Irish words and phrases English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘one of those visits that goes on way too long’.

14 essential facts of life for people with a name as Gaeilge

It’s an, eh, adventure.

Anyone with a fada in their name will relate to this Irish girl's struggles with Three

“You must provide a valid last name.”

16 times Tumblr perfectly summed up the Irish language

It’s a mad language, so it is.

A bunch of students have created the 'world's first' porn magazine as Gaeilge

And I thought to myself, what the Fliuch?

How Well Do You Remember Primary School Irish?

It’s time for round two!

From TheJournal.ie 9 Irish language translations that are so bad they're good Hiopstar

9 Irish language translations that are so bad they're good

Cálslá. CÁLSLÁ!

8 delightful Irish words and phrases that English could never match

‘A place with an abundance of seagulls’.

From TheJournal.ie 'My life is over, I forgot to pack toilet roll': Essential festival phrases ... in Irish As Gaeilge

'My life is over, I forgot to pack toilet roll': Essential festival phrases ... in Irish

“An shifteálfá mo chara? … Cad fúmsa mar sin?”

From TheJournal.ie TG4's new dating show is basically a real-life version of Horse Outside Pioc Do Ride
From TheJournal.ie Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole In Irish Please

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear

Can You Guess The Meaning Of These Old Irish Names?

Do you know your Diarmuids from your Tadhgs? Take this quiz and find out.

From TheJournal.ie Ros na Rún actor dies at the age of 71 As Gaeilge

Ros na Rún actor dies at the age of 71

Diarmuid Mac An Adhastair was known for playing ‘loveable rogue’ Séamus Mhicil Tom on the programme.

From TheJournal.ie That 'other referendum' could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution Opinion

That 'other referendum' could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution

Given the significant gap that currently exists in the translation of Bunreacht na hÉireann, there is a good reason to pass this second referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Only two of 32 councils are fully complying with laws to provide services in Irish Fail

Only two of 32 councils are fully complying with laws to provide services in Irish

Donegal and Laois county councils were the only bodies fully compliant.

From TheJournal.ie Australian border control investigates Irish name visa fraud As Gaeilge

Australian border control investigates Irish name visa fraud

Applicants had previously been issued visas for Australia using the English version of their names.

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