Dia duit! Hello, and welcome to One Minute Irish

Dia duit! Is mise Eoin – my name is Eoin and welcome to One Minute Irish. In this podcast I’m going to be teaching you Gaeilge, the Irish language. The great thing about this language course is that you’ll be learning all you need to know in 60 seconds! Yes, each one-minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Irish to help you get by in lots of situations either on holiday or on a business trip to Ireland, or just to impress your Irish-speaking friends and colleagues.

Our course will be starting very soon. In the meantime, for more information, you can visit our website on www.oneminutelanguages.com. Slán go fóill!

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14 Comments on “Dia duit! Hello, and welcome to One Minute Irish”

  1. Dia duit! Is mise Matthew. I come from Australia and love the sound of Irish. I just wish that I could learn to read Irish and pronunce it correctly. I was wondering if Radio Lingua would make some kind of pronunciation key. I can’t find any that make sense.
    I have been listening to Giota Beag from the BBC and have really been enjoying it but am afraid that I am pronuncing things incorrectly. Can you help?
    By the way, Ome Minute Irish is really helpful. I actually bumped into an Irish person on the street and gained the confidence to use the very limited Irish that I knew to speak with her and she was quite appreciative. Then I told her that I was just learning. Anyway thank you very much for this service!

  2. Dia duit,
    I suppose this is a bit random but how do you pronounce Aoine Cheasta. I’m sure it’s missing accents but it means Good Friday, if i’m not mistaken…

  3. Mark

    Apologies for the late answer. Eoin tells me that it’s pronounced “EEEn-yeh an Khay-stah” =- Friday of the Crucifixion.
    Hope this helps.

  4. Dia duit! Is mise Chana. Do you have any printouts of the phrases? I know I don’t know how to read Irish, but it would be useful to see the words as well as hear them.
    I live in Israel, so there’s very little chance Irish will come in handy here, but I’ve always been curious about the language.

  5. This is a fantastic supplement to Pimsler’s Irish 1 (which is great until lesson four, at which point it becomes freakishly difficult). My wife and I are headed back to Ireland in 2009 (we went to Dublin for St. Patrick’s in 2008), and would like to be able to speak a little Irish when we go. What a beautiful language!

  6. Dia duit! Is mise Thomas-
    could this help ?
    can sbd complete?
    Good Day …………….Dia duit!……………….djiah gwich
    Goodbye for now…….Slán go fóill……………shlahn goh foihll
    Good bye………………Slán……………………shlahn
    -reply- Good Day……..Dia is Muire duit……djiahs murrah gwich
    please…………………Más é do thoil é……..mushayduh-hulyah
    Thank you……………Go raibh maith agat….gura mie ugut
    the Irish language……………Gaeilge
    I speak a little irish
    I don’t understand
    I am sorry
    I am learning Irish
    it’s quite difficult
    I am (called)………………Is mise………………iss mishheh..
    What is your name?…….Cad is ainm duit?……….cahd iss anim ditch?
    It’s nice to meet you
    I´d like to learn more irish
    1… a haon ……..a hayn
    2 …a dó ………..a doeh
    3 .. a trí…….. ..a tree
    4 ..a ceathair ….a ca-her
    5 …a cúig…….a ku-ig
    6 .. a sé … …..a shay
    7 … a seacht … ..a shockt
    8 … a hocht … ..a hokt
    9 .. a naoi .. …..a nyee
    10 … a deich … ..a djay
    How are you?………………Conas tá; tú?………co-nas tah tu
    I’m well…………………..Táim go maith………..tah-mi go mah
    bad……………………….Tá mé go dona………..tah-may go doe-nah
    fantastic…………………..Tá mé go hiontach…..tah-may go heen-tachk
    Cheers! ………………….Sláinte!….shlahntcheh
    Happy birthday
    Good look
    Merry Christmas
    I am in love with you

  7. Hi (Halo)
    My name is Hannah and I was wondering if you could do a Scottish Gaelic podcast as i really want to learn Scottish Gaelic and no on else teaches it in a minute, I have listened to your Polish podcast and you make the language easier to understand. Will you make one. reply and the name of the Scottish Gaelic is Gàidhlig.

  8. Im confused is “duit” pronounced with s “D” sound or a “GW” sound? I hear “D” in the podcast but I see “GW” and “D” written in the comment above. thanks.

  9. I’ve also been listening to Pimsler’s Irish, but I find this a little easier to follow. I have noticed some fairly significant differences in pronunciation of certain words between the two, however, and am wondering what region this particular dialect represents. It seems like Pimsler’s is representative of Muenster…
    Thanks!

  10. I,too, have been using PImsleur’s and Rosetta Stone. I love OMI because it’s useful and I feel like I could test it out with my Irish friends. I would LOVE it if you would add more lessons. Thanks

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