Do you want to impress your new girlfriend?Are you looking for love on the island?There are many ways to say “I love you” in the Irish language.If you’re an English speaker, the most important thing to remember is that Irish letters aren’t always pronounced the same way in English.Learning this phrase and a few other useful ones is easy if you keep this in mind.
Step 1: Say “t”.
“there” or “yes” is what this word means.It rhymes with the English word “raw”.
Step 2: Say “gr”.
“Love” is what this word means.It rhymes with the English word “raw”.The pronunciation of this word is the same as the spelling.
Step 3: Say “agam”
“I” is what this word means.It is pronounced like that.The first syllable uses a sound that is similar to a long a in “raw” and a short U inhug.The English word “gum” sounds very similar to the second syllable.The first syllable needs to be stressed out.The word is pronounced “uh-gum.”Reversing the stresses will make it hard for others to understand you.This would be similar to saying the English word “aided” as “ay-DUD” rather than “AY-dud”.The English word for “again” can be confusing because it is spelled the same way.The pronunciation is never the same.
Step 4: Let’s say “duit.”
This means you.It is similar to the English word.At the end of the word, use a short i sound and a ch sound.This word can sometimes be pronounced as “.” Depending on the region of Ireland.A pronunciation that resembles “dwitch” is added by some speakers.
Step 5: Put it all together.
Say “I love you” if you’ve mastered the pronunciation for each word.”T gr agam duit” is pronounced like that.Irish speakers will understand this phrase as “I love you.”This isn’t the most common way that this is said in Ireland.There are more ways to say you love someone.One of these may be the “normal” way to say it.
Step 6: “Mo gr th” is used.
This is roughly pronounced.”low” rhymes with the first word.”th” should sound like a noise an owl makes.The important point is that you should use an h sound for the word.The meaning is essentially “I love you.”
Step 7: Grim th, try it.
This is what it sounds like.Even though it looks like it might be just one, the first word is actually two.The first syllable is stressed more than the second.This is a simpler version of the phrase.The meaning is the same.
Step 8: “Is bre liom t?”
This is what it sounds like.For the first word, use a hard s sound.The English word “is” should not be used.The second word “strum” rhymes with “raw” regardless of how they look in English.
Step 9: “Is aoibhinn liom t” can be used.
The phrase should sound like it.”aoibhinn” is the only word that is different between this phrase and the one above.The English word “even” is almost exactly the same as this word.The rest of the words are the same as above.The meaning of the phrase is closer to “you delight me.”The meaning is more affectionate.This phrase can also be used for objects.
Step 10: Say “T mo chro istigh ionat” if you are in love with someone.
This is the pronunciation.The meaning is similar to “you are very dear to my heart.””Chro” is the hardest word to say.You want to use a sound that isn’t English.It’s the same sound used in a few Hebrew words.Depending on the accent, “Istigh” sounds like “iss-tee” or “ish-tig”.Don’t use a soft s/z sound in “sass” or “shoot”.
Step 11: Say “Mo chuisle” to call someonedarling.
This is what it sounds like.”Mo” rhymes with “blow.”It’s a little harder.To start the word, you need to use a guttural h/ch sound.”oosh” rhymes with “push.”The short e sound is used at the end.”My pulse” is what this means.”A chuisle mo chro” is a common expression taken from the original phrase.
Step 12: Say “Is t mo rogha” to call someone.
This is what it sounds like.”Rogha” is the most difficult word to say.”plow” rhymes with “blow.”The w sound is made by the gh combination.”is” is pronounced with a hard s sound.”rogha” means choice or favorite.This is a flattering double meaning because it can also mean “flower”.
Step 13: Say “Is aoibhinn liom _____” if you love an idea.
The blank is the object or idea that you love the most.You’re not in love with something if you use this phrase.If you like your grandmother’s pasta, you might say “Is aoibhinn liom pasta.”This phrase is the same as “Is aoibhinn liom t” but you’re substituting a different word for “you”.