How to Count Hours in Irish

In this video, we learn how to count hours 1 – 12 in Irish!

How to Count Hours in Irish

When counting time from one hour to twelve hours, “one hour” is “uair an chloig”, “two hours” is “dhá uair an chloig” and “three hours” is “trí uair an chloig”. “Four hours” is “ceithre uair an chloig”, “five hours” is “cúig uair an chloig”, and “six hours” is “sé uair an chloig”.

However, hours after six have changes applied to them. For example, “seven hours” becomes “seacht n-uair an chloig”, “eight hours” is “ocht n-uair an chloig”, “nine hours” is “naoi n-uair an chloig”, “ten hours” is “deich n-uair an chloig”.

When we get to “eleven hours” we say “aon uair an chloig déag”. Twelve hours is “dhá uair an chloig déag”.

Samplaí Eile / Other Examples:

– Dhá uair go leith. = Two and a half hours.

– Dhá uair agus trí cheathrú. = Two hours and three quarters.

– Deich n-uair an chloig gréine. = Ten hours of sunshine.

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