27-March-2021 – The lessons of the week (ceachtanna na seachtaine) have to do with the beach or ‘the strand’ (an trá) pronounced “ahn traw”.
When learning Irish, the pronunciation of words is a challenge in the beginning. One way to help learn pronunciation and new words is to build on what you already know. Trá is pronouced “Traw”. How do you think you pronounce Grá (Love)? An bhfuil grá don trá agatsa? (Do you have love for the beach?). Another rhyming word is Ná which can mean ‘Don’t’ at the beginning of a command such as Ná téigh isteach san uisce! (Don’t go into the water!) “Naw tay ish-taHk san ihsh-ka”. Another word that ends in á is breá (fine). Tá lá breá ann chun dul go dtí an trá! (It is a fine day to go to the beach!)
Here is an interesting phrase with the word trá: ar an trá thall (on the far shore) meaning ‘beyond the grave’.
Do you know any other words that end in á?
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