How to say my, your, his, her etc. in Irish
Watch the short video above to learn pretty much everything you need to know about how to use the possessive pronouns with ease in Irish! The possessive pronouns are used A LOT, so make sure that you know exactly how to handle them if you are learning Irish. Here are a couple more examples that are not on the video:
Coming after / following
Here is how we say that someone was coming behind/after us in Irish:
Tháinig sé i mo dhiaidh
Think of this as literally meaning 'he came in my wake'
i mo dhiaidh / after me
i do dhiaidh / after you
ina dhiaidh / after him
ina diaidh / after her
i bhur ndiaidh / after you (pl.)
ina ndiaidh / after them
inár ndiaidh / after us
Rith an tarbh inár ndiaidh! / The bull ran after us
Céard a tharla ina dhiaidh sin? / What happened after that
To say that someone is against you in Irish use 'i mo choinne' or 'i m'aghaidh'.
Bíonn tú i gcónaí ag argóint i mo choinne / You always argue against me
An raibh siad go léir i d'aghaidh ag an gcruinniú? / Were they all against you at the meeting
There are loads of more examples like this! Now you can see why the possessive pronouns are so important in Irish - they're needed for lots of idiomatic expressions; not just to talk about ownership ('my bag' etc.) You will even need to know the possessive pronouns if you want to talk about where you live in Irish.
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