Irish (Standard)

Embark on an adventure across the Emerald Isle and explore the enchanting land where beauty is matched only by mystery. Like a living fairy tale, Ireland is ripe with timeless castles, sweeping landscapes, and folklore come to life. Kiss the Blarney Stone, search for Fionn mac Cumhaill at Giant’s Causeway, and take in breathtaking scenery at St. Patrick’s Rock. Escape to Ireland and use your language skills to raise a glass to new friendship by saying Sláinte (cheers)!

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Basics

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  • Salutations and Small Talk
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    Salutations and Small Talk

    • Express Gratitude
    • Greet People
    • Make Small Talk with Strangers
    • Say Goodbye
    • Be Introduced to Adverbs and Adjectives
    • Be Introduced to the Basic Word Order (verb first)
    • Learn and Use the Pronouns , and
    • Learn the Verb in the Simple Present Tense
  • Languages and Origins
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    Languages and Origins

    • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
    • Ask / Tell Where You Are From
    • Get Someone's Attention
    • Be Introduced to the Prepositional Pronouns agam and agat
    • Learn How to Answer yes/no Questions
    • Understand the Use of the Verb is
    • Use the Preposition as
    • Use the Question particle an with
  • Names and Introductions
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    Names and Introductions

    • Ask Someone's Name
    • Become Familiar with Irish Names
    • Introduce Yourself and Another Person
    • Respond to Introductions
    • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something
    • Apply the Emphatic Particles se and sa
    • Learn About Lenition and Broad and Slender Consonants
    • Learn Personal & Prepositional Pronouns
    • Use the Vocative Case
    • Use Is in Phrases of Identification and Classification
  • Places and Directions
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    Places and Directions

    • Ask for Directions
    • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
    • Identify Important Places and Facilities
    • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You
    • Ask Questions with
    • Be Introduced to Adverbs of Place and Direction
    • Be Introduced to the Definite Article
    • Learn the Demonstratives seo , sin , úd
    • Use the Imperative Singular of Verbs
  • Currency and Counting
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    Currency and Counting

    • Count Up To 99
    • Deal With Irish Currency
    • Express the Idea of "To Have"
    • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores in Ireland
    • Say You Would Like Something
    • Apply Initial Mutations With Basic Numerals
    • Be Introduced to Eclipsis
    • Learn the Conditional of the Copula
    • Use the Word Ceann to Mean "One"
  • Food and Drink Culture
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    Food and Drink Culture

    • Gain an Insight into the Irish Food Culture
    • Order Drinks and Meals
    • Talk about Food and Drink
    • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants
    • Be Introduced to Genitives
    • Get Familiar with the Past Tense of
    • Learn the 1st Singular Present Tense of Regular Verbs
    • Understand Verbal Nouns
    • Use the Construction Tá ... Orm
  • Transportation and Payment
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    Transportation and Payment

    • Ask / Tell Whether You Can Use Something
    • Deal With Large Numbers
    • Handle Currency With Ease
    • Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare
    • Learn Idiomatic Uses of Prepositional Pronouns
    • Learn the Verb Endings -ann and -imid
    • Use the Sentence Particles , An and Nach
    • Use Ag with Verbal Nouns
  • Help and Requests
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    Help and Requests

    • Accept / Decline Help
    • Ask / Tell What Trouble You Are In
    • Ask For / Offer Help
    • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services
    • Be Introduced to Dative Case
    • Form the Future Tense
    • Learn About Gender in Nouns and Changes After Article
    • Learn the Past Autonomous of Verbs
    • Use Preverbal Particles in Past Tense
  • Clarification and Explanation
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    Clarification and Explanation

    • Ask / Answer What a Written Word or Phrase Says
    • Request / Agree to Speak in a Particular Language
    • Request to Repeat, Slow Down or Speak Up
    • Tell Someone That You Are Learning Something
    • Be Introduced to the Present Autonomous of Verbs
    • Form the Comparative of Adjectives
    • Learn 3rd Person Singular Pronouns
    • Practice the Irregular Verb Abair
    • Use Syncopated Verbs
  • Compliments and Corrections
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    Compliments and Corrections

    • Ask / Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
    • Ask / Tell How Your Performance Is
    • Ask / Tell What Something Is
    • Communicate Your Ability To Understand Something
    • Give / Respond To a Compliment
    • Form Tag Questions
    • Practice 3rd Person Pronouns
    • Practice Demonstrative Pronouns
    • Use Adjectives Which Precede the Noun