Describe the Weather in Irish

Talking about the weather is certainly one thing us Irish speakers tend to do a lot! Here are a few phrases to help you describe your day…

How to describe The Weather in Irish

When talking about the weather in Irish, there are many ways you can describe it but we have chosen four common phrases to help with expressing yourself in the Irish language. Firstly, the word for “the weather” in Irish is “an aimsir”. However, when talking about the weather, it’s important to remember to use the words “Tá sé” (It is) before each adjective for the weather you are going to use. 

For example, if you were going to say “It is sunny” you would say “Tá sé grianmhar”, while “It is cloudy” would be “Tá sé scammalach”, “It is windy” would be “tá sé gaofar”, and finally “it is raining” would be “tá sé ag cur báistí”. 

Watch the video to practice your pronunciation of these phrases and become more comfortable describing the weather in the Irish language, something we all need to know how to do!

Samplaí Eile / Other Examples:

– Bhí sé ag cur báistí aréir = It was raining last night

– Tá sé iontach scammalach inniu = It is very cloudy today

– Chuala mé go raibh sé grianmhar inné = I heard it was sunny yesterday

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