mweene

Irish 101 | Gaeilge 101

FAMILY + RELATIONSHIPS

  • HOUSEHOLD/EXTENDED FAMILY — teachglach [tcheye-loch]
  • FAMILY / RELATIVES — muintir [mween-teer]
  • OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE — muintir an tí [mween-teer on tee]
  • MY FOLKS — mo mhuintir [muh vween-teer]
  • CHILDREN OF THE FAMILY — clann [clawn]
  • MY CHILDREN — mo chlann [mo chlawn]
  • CHILD — leanbh / páiste [lan-iv / paw-stah]
  • CHILDREN — páisti / leanaí [paw-stee / lan-y]
  • PARENTS  — tuismitheoiri [tish-mih-hore-ee]
  • GRANDFATHER — seanathair [shan-a-heer]
  • GRANDMOTHER — seanmháthair [shan-vaw-her]
  • FATHER — athair [ah-her]
  • MOTHER — máthair [maw-her]
  • UNCLE — uncail [un-cal]
  • AUNT — aintín [an-teen]
  • SON — mac [mock]
  • DAUGHTER — iníon [in-een]
  • BROTHER — deartháir [dre-har]
  • SISTER — deirfiúr [dre-four]
  • NEPHEW — nia [nee-a]
  • NIECE — neacht [noct]
  • COUSIN  — col ceathar [cul cah-her] (translates as four people related) []
  • SECOND COUSIN  — col seisir [cul-sesh-ur] (translates as six people related) []
  • GRANDSON — garmhac [gar-vock]
  • GRANDDAUGHTER — gariníon [gar-in-een]
  • HUSBAND — an fear céile [on far kay-la]
  • WIFE — an bhean chéile [on van kay-la]
  • MY HUSBAND — m'fhear céile [mar kay-la]
  • MY WIFE — mo bhean chéile [muh van kay-la]

Important note: It is incorrect to refer to your family as your ‘clann’. because it means you are referring to the children of your family, not your family as a whole.