Irish Articles

If you're trying to learn Irish Articles which is also called Gaelic, check our courses about Definite and Indefinite Articles... to help you with your Irish grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Irish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Irish Articles

Learning the Irish Articles displayed below is vital to the language. Irish articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an". Here are some examples:

English ArticlesIrish Articles
articlesearraí
thean
ano indefinite article in Irish language
oneceann
someroinnt
fewroinnt
the bookan leabhar
the booksna leabhair
a bookleabhar
one bookleabhar amháin
some booksroinnt leabhar
few bookscúpla leabhar

Notice the structure of the Articles in Irish.

List of Articles in Irish

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Irish. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Irish vocabulary.

English VocabularyIrish Vocabulary
Foodbia
almondsalmóinní
breadarán
breakfastbricfeasta
butterim
candymilseán(sing) milseáin(plur)
cheesecáis
chickensicín
cumincumin
dessertmilseog
dinnerdinnéar
fishiasc
fruittorthaí
ice creamuachtar reoite
lambcaoirfheoil
lemonlíomóid
lunchlón
mealbéile
meatfeoil
ovenoigheann
pepperpiobar
plantsplandaí
porkmuiceoil
saladsailéad
saltsalann
sandwichceapaire
sausageispíní
soupanraith
sugarsiúcra
suppersuipéar
turkeyturcaí
appleúll
bananabanana
orangesoráistí
peachespéitseoga
peanutpis thalún/cnó talún
pearspiorra
pineappleanann
grapescaor fíniúna/ fíonchaor
strawberriessútha talún
vegetablesglasraí
carrotcairéad
corncoirce
cucumbercúcamar
garlicgairleog/gáirleog
lettuceleitís
olivesológa
onionsoinniún(sing) oinniúin(plural)
pepperspiobar( singular only in Irish)
potatoesprátaí
pumpkinsitrúille/ puimcín
beansPónairí
tomatoestrátaí

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