Irish Language

Learn Irish

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(Hello!)

The Irish language

Irish Gaelic is spoken by about 300,000 people in Ireland. Of those, roughly 75,000 have Irish Gaelic as a first language. If you want to learn the Irish language, our learn Irish software will have you speaking in a very short time.

Speaking Irish

Speak! Irish is based on a natural learning process - you practice simple grammar and vocabulary tasks in a structured manner until Speak! decides that you have learned the subject matter in sufficient depth to be promoted to the next level. In this way, you'll progress from the basics to more complex sentence structures at your own speed in just the same way a child learns a language - seeing, listening and responding over an extended period of time. The course uses standard Irish with voices from Connamara, Kerry and Cork. If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, the software can be installed via a USB stick.

Included in the course

  • 1 CD Rom with software to learn Irish

Key Features

  • Fun to use
  • Learn Irish grammar and vocabulary
  • Voice recognition to improve your Irish accent
  • Irish talking dictionary
  • The Irish language lessons can be printed
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP

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Learn Irish Vocabulary

There are 20 levels of Irish Vocabulary exercises. Listen to Irish sentences in high fidelity quality. The AutoLearn feature advances you from the basics up through the levels automatically.

Learn Irish Grammar

Learn Irish Grammar

There are 20 levels of Irish Grammar exercises. The Irish dictionary can be accessed from within each lesson to find the translation of words. There is an explanation of the grammar for each lesson, that clearly explains the purpose of the lesson.

Easy to use interface

Easy to use interface

The main screen allows you to access the different sections of the software with a single click. Designed to be used without having to refer to an instruction manual.

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Learn Irish Pronunciation

First you will see the Irish word written and hear it spoken. After this, you will see the sound in graphic form on the screen and then it's your turn to speak! Your voice will then be compared using voice anaylsis technology and you'll see just how authentic your Irish accent is.

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Free Irish lesson

Irish Grammar point
The English indefinite article a does not exist in Irish. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered indefinite without the need for a specific word to show this.

Examples
  • doras
    a door
  • páiste
    a child
  • cailín
    a girl
  • a day
  • fuinneog
    a window

Reviews for Speak! Irish

Product Rating
Great Software
I must say that the program is excellent and really helps you pickup words and phrases very quickly. I give the software 5 stars overall. I hope the audio cd and the book will be expanded. Great job to whoever helped design this software!
Published on Feb. 4, 2009 by **** from ****
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Best language software available!
When I first bought this CD I thought learning a new language through my computer would be next to impossible. I was shocked at how fast it was to pick up. By the end of 2 weeks I was able to speak in small sentences. It gets easier and easier to pick up new words the more you use the software. Most definitely a MUST HAVE for anyone interested in trying to learn a new language without the hassle of trying to find a class/tutor and signing up!
Published on Sept. 21, 2010 by Brandy from Dayton, USA
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Really learning -> Quite surprised
I worked quite a lot with the course. I lost interest after a while so I stopped for a couple months. I then decided to give it another try and was surprised at all the stuff I remembered. I think I'll stick with it this time.
Published on March 30, 2013 by Patrick from Fort Morgan, United States
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Fantaiseach
I never thought the joy of learning another language would be so easy and enjoyable. Teach me Irish is the easiest program to set-up and use. The new learner can progress to each of the levels as fast as he or she wants to. Truly a great product. Go raibh mile maith agat.
Published on May 2, 2010 by Sam from Nowra, Australia

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Popular Reasons why people learn Irish

Impress people
If you've just met someone who speaks Irish, you can make a good impression on him or her by learning Irish. Knowing Irish will certainly make you stand out in a crowd.
Meet new people
Many people who have learned Irish have met their husband or wife because of it. Learning Irish will increase the number of people in your community whom you can meet.
Travel
Learning Irish provides you with an insight into the way of life of Irish speaking communities. 1Knowing Irish will completely transform your travel experience.
College / University
Proficiency in Irish will improve your chances of being accepted to university. Being able to show to a university admissions clerk that you have studied Irish could add weight to your application.
Make a difference
Every new learner makes the outlook for Irish brighter. Set an example for others by showing how it is indeed possible to learn Irish later in life.

Free Irish Course

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Did you know, you can get a free Irish course from LinguaShop. There are 2 ways to get your free Irish course. The first way is the simplest, the second way requires your skills as a native speaker.
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Basic words and phrases in Irish

The boys are strong.
Tá na buachaillí láidir.
The girl is small.
Tá an cailín beag.
The girls are small.
Tá na cailíní beag.
The houses are big.
Tá na tithe mór.
The boy is big.
Tá an buachaill mór.
The horse is big.
Tá an capall mór.
The men are old.
Tá na fir sean.
The man is old.
Tá an fear sean.
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About Irish

Irish Gaelic is spoken by about 300,000 people in Ireland. Of those, roughly 75,000 have Irish Gaelic as a first language. Irish Gaelic is a celtic language related to Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish and Breton.

Irish words and phrases

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  • List Price:
    $39.80
    €31.80
    £26.70
    $41.40
    CHF 37.40
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    £22.70
    $35.20
    CHF 31.80
    R$ 67.70
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