Irish Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Irish Prepositions which is also called Gaelic, check our courses about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... 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 Prepositions

Learning the Irish Prepositions displayed below is vital to the language. Irish prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsIrish Prepositions
PrepositionsRéamhfhocail
inside the houseistigh sa teach
outside the cartaobh amuigh den charr
with meliom
without himgan é
under the tablefaoin mbord
after tomorrowtar éis an lae amárach
before sunsetroimh luí na gréine
but I'm busyach tá mé gnóthach

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Irish.

List of Prepositions in Irish

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

English PrepositionsIrish Prepositions
aboutabout, at = um (about this time = um an dtaca seo)
abovethuas
acrossar fud na
aftertar éis
againsti gcoinne
amongi measc
aroundthart ar
asmar
atag
beforeos comhair
behindtaobh thiar
belowthíos
beneathfaoi bhun
besidein aice le
betweenidir
beyondthar
butach
byag
despitein ainneoin
downsíos
duringi rith na
exceptach amháin
forle haghaidh
fromó
ini
insidelaistigh
intoi
nearin aice le
nextseo chugainn
ofde
onar
oppositeos coinne
outout of,from = as
outsidetaobh amuigh den
overos cionn
perin aghaidh na
plusmóide
roundbabhta
sinceó
than
throughtrí
tillgo dtí ( till Spring = go dtí an tEarrach)
togo
towardi dtreo
underfaoi
unlikemurab ionann agus an
untilgo dtí
upsuas
viavia
withle
withinlaistigh de
withoutgan
two wordsdhá fhocal
according tode réir
because ofmar gheall ar
close togar do
due tomar gheall ar
except forseachas (ie.. seachas an madra = except for the dog)
far fromi bhfad ó
inside oftaobh istigh den
instead ofin ionad
near toin aice le
next toin aice le
outside oftaobh amuigh den
prior toroimh
three wordstrí fhocal
as far aschomh fada agus is
as well aschomh maith le
in addition tosa bhreis ar
in front ofos comhair
in spite ofin ainneoin
on behalf ofar son
on top ofar bharr
demonstrative pronounsréamhfhocail thaispeántach
thisseo
thatsin
thesena
thosesiúd

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Irish. Once you're done with the Gaelic Prepositions, 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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