martedì 20 marzo 2012


A proverb is a saying that tells the truth or gives a wise saying about something. Here’s a selection  of them in Irish:    
                                          1. Is minic a bhris béal duine a shrón …` Often your mouth breaks your nose.`This means that you should think before you speak.                                                                                            

2.  Is binn béal ina thost… ‘Silence is golden’. This means that you are better off being quiet than talking all the time.                                                                                            

 3.Is fearr rith maith ná drochsheasamh… Sometimes you're better off running (leaving) than taking a stand (holding your ground). This really means quit while you're ahead.  

4. Is fearr an tsláinte ná na táinte… Health is better than wealth.

5. Déanann an duine an téadach… The person makes the clothes. It is the person wearing the clothes that makes the clothes look fabulous.

6. Níl aon tintéan mar do thintéan féin . . . There’s no place like home.


7. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí… Praise the young and they will succeed. (To do well)

8. Is olc an ghaoth nach séideann maith do dhuine éigean… Something good always comes out of something bad. Every cloud has a silver lining.

9. Tús maith leath na hoibre … A good start is half the work done.

10.Níl thagann ciall roimh aois… Wisdom doesn’t come before age.You must learn to get experience.You can’t put an old head on young shoulders!
Tá súil againn gur bhain sibh taitneamh as na seanfhocail.

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