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Reading is one of the best hobbies going. One of the best things you can do to enhance your language learning is read the kinds of things you enjoy reading in your native language: You might think that you need to wait until you reach a certain level before you can read anything of interest.

Nothing could be further from the truth. I started laboriously picking out the Irish words I knew or could guess, and suddenly, with a shock, I realized I was reading a very familiar paragraph: In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: Sure enough…the post was an announcement of the impending translation of J.

It would be almost nine years before the fully translated book was available in fact, I just got my copy a few months agowhich was just as well, as I was nowhere near ready to tackle it in its entirety. That said, I spent a very happy and productive afternoon looking up words and asking on-line friends about constructions in the translated paragraph, making note of the word choices the translator made and marveling at how closely he was able to replicate the tone of the English original.


When I started to think about it, I realized that, even back then, quite a lot of familiar material was out there in translation, just waiting to be read. In my case, as a life-long church chorister, I decided to tackle the psalms.

Because these pieces were priinsa very familar to me, I was able to follow them even though the language was still beyond my level. I was also able to pick up and retain a lot of new vocabulary and idiom.

A prionsw quick skim of various on-line bookshops this morning revealed the following:. These usually have the Irish text on one side and the English on another, allowing you to compare line-by-line or paragraph-by-paragraph.

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Some also put translations of more unusual words or phrases at the bottom of the page. The choice is constantly expanding, however. Other common themes include romance, immigration and not surprisingly! Patrick in graphic novel form. One of its nicer features is that it allows you to mouse over certain phrases usually those that are more difficult or obscure and see the English translation.


More advanced readers may also enjoy Foinsea weekly newspaper published by The Irish Independent. You can read our blog post about learning Irish prionss Oideas Gael here.

Had you given much thought before to reading in Irish, even as an absolute beginner? Did you already know how much suitable reading material is out there for Irish learners, and where to find it?

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