Basic Irish Phrases
Is ea. Yes. (or simply Tà)
Ní hea. No.
Más é do thoil é. Please.
Go raibh maith agat. Thank you.
Tá fáilte romhat. You're welcome.
Gabh mo leithscéal. Excuse me.
Tá brón orm. I'm sorry.
Dia dhuit (ar maidin). Good morning. (Dia Dhuit, God to you, is the same use than Good morning, or Hello, the answer is Dia is Muire Dhuit, God and Mary to you, it's possible to say too Dia is Muire is Padraig... dhuit, if you have time, God, and Mary, and Patrick...(as many saints you want) to you)
Tráthnóna maith agat. Good evening.
Oíche mhaith. Good night.
Irish Phrases for Meeting and Greeting
Maith dom mo chuid Gaeilge bhriste. Excuse my poor Irish.
Níl agam ach beagáinín Gaeilge. I only speak a little Irish.
An labhraíonn tú Gaeilge? Do you speak Irish?
An labhraíonn éinne anseo Gaeilge? Does anyone here speak Irish?
Cad is ainm duit? What is your name?
Is mise Bríd. My name is Bríd.
Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú? How are you?
Tá mé go maith, go raibh maith agat. I'm fine, thank you.
Tá an-athás orm bualadh leat. I am very glad to meet you.
Ba dheas casadh leat. It was nice meeting you.
Ní thuigim. I don't understand.
Cad a dúirt tú? What did you say?
An miste leat labhairt níos moille? Can you speak more slowly?
Bíodh lá maith agat! Have a nice day!