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Greeting someone

How are you?

Here you will learn some handy phrases for greeting people. Read on...

There are lots of ways to greet people in Irish but this is the one you'll hear most often:

Conas tá túHow are you?

Listen, then repeat the words:

You
Tá túAre you
Conas tá túHow are you?

Ok, you've now got those phrases...

... but what do you say if someone asks you the question? Well, in English you can answer How are you? in lots of ways, can't you?

And it's exactly the same in Irish! Here's how to say I'm well to a friend:

Tá mé go maith, go raibh maith agatI'm well thank you

Listen, then repeat the words:

Go raibh maith agatThank you
MaithGood
Go maithWell
Tá mé go maith!I'm well!
Tá mé go maith, go raibh maith agatI'm well, thank you