Irish Nouns

Irish Nouns

If you're trying to learn Irish Nouns which is also called Gaelic, check our courses about Nouns and Words... 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 Nouns

Learning the Irish Nouns is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the Irish language. But first we need to know what the role of Nouns is in the structure of the grammar in Irish.

Irish nouns are words used to name a person, animal, place, thing, or abstract ideas. Nouns are usually the most important part of vocabulary. Here are some examples:

English NounsIrish Nouns
nounsainmfhocail
my carmo ghluaisteán/ mo charr
green carcarr glas
three carstrí ghluaisteán
car garagecarr gharáiste
outside the cartaobh amuigh den charr

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Nouns in Irish has a logical pattern. Locate the Nouns above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Gaelic.

List of Nouns in Irish

Below is a list of the Nouns and Words in Irish placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Irish vocabulary.

English NounsIrish Nouns
armlámh
backdroim
cheeksleicne
chestan t-ucht/ an cliabhrach
chinsmig
earcluas
elbowan uilinn
eyesúil
faceaghaidh
fingerméar
fingersméaracha
footcos
hairgruaig
handlámh
headceann/cloigeann
heartcroí
kneeglúin
legcois
lipliopa
mouthbéal
neckmuineál
nosesrón
shouldergualainn
stomachbolg
teethfiacla
thighceathrú
throatscornach
thumbordóg
toeméar coise(ladhraicín = small toe)
tongueteanga
toothfiacail

Nouns and Words have a very important role in Irish, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Gaelic Nouns, you might want to check the rest of our Irish lessons here: Learn Irish. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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