Everyday phrases 

 

Some ways of saying 'yes' and 'no' 

Sea          - yes

Ní hea          - no

Haste 

Giodar          – haste, hurry

Bhí giodar leis           - he was in a rush

le háirse siúil                - in a mad rush

Forradh siúil            - walking hurriedly

Reluctance 

Bhí drogall air é a dhéanamh         - he was reluctant to do it

 

Building trust 

Is doiligh a dhul i mbannaí air         - it can't be depended on

Ní féidir a dhul i mbannaí air sin        - it can't be depended upon

Ar a gcuid fhéin             - depending on themselves

Orders 

Suigh síos            - sit down

Dún an doras           - Shut the door

On one's own 

Ar lom leis fhéin             – on his own

Ar lom leithe fhéin           – on her own

Ar lom leof’ fhéin           – on their own

Leofa fhéin            – by themselves