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Níl aon tintéan mar do thintéan féin
There is no place like home

Cad é an Modh Coiníollach?

(this will be in English, I'm lazy)

This is the conditional tense (or mode), to express an action that can/might/would happen. For example, I would run, you would eat, she would sit, we would play.

Just to clarify to anyone not studying Irish, this is a scary tense, but some common phrases are actually in the Conditional tense! Although in a simpler form (which is a great way of boosting points if you're Ordinary level):

  • Cad é ba mhaith leat?: What would you like?
  • Ar mhaith leat cupán tae?: Would you like a cup of tea?
  • Ba mhaith.: Yes (“I would”)
  • Níor mhaith: No (“I wouldn’t”)
  • Syntax

    just a quick rundown of how you read it:

    English:

    I would be rich and famous, if I had my dream job

    Irish:

    Dá mbeadh an post aislingeach agam, bheinn clú agus cáiliúil

    in literal English this means:

    If I had my dream job, I would be rich and famous

    All verbs are in the modh coiníollach in a sentence!

    My phone would break if you kicked it

    this makes sense in English

    My phone would break if you would kick it

    is how you say it in Irish (with a literal translation)

    Bhrisfeadh mo fón póca dá dtabharfá cic dó

    how you say it as Gaielge

    btw this will be as Gaielge from now on...

    An chéad Réimniú - The First Group

    (siolla amháin)

    Rialacha

  • Séimhiú ag tús an bhriathair. Mar shampla: Chuirfinn
  • ní + Séimhiú roimh an mbriathar san fhoirm dhíultach. Mar shampla: Ní ghlanfadh sí. (Ní chuirtear "h" ar briathar a thosaíonn le guta: ní íocfainn.)
  • " D' " roimh ghuta nó roimh briathar a thosaíonn le "f": D'íocfainn
  • an + urú san fhoirm ceisteach: An mbuailfeá leis?
  • _fimis: nuair atá "sinn" i gceist agus nuair a chríochnaíonn an fhréamh ar chonsan caol: Rithfimis
  • _faimis: ^ ach consan leathan: D'ólfaimis
  • Líon - to fill

    (siolla amháin, leathan)

  • mé: líonfainn
  • tú: líonfá
  • sé/sí: líonfadh sé/sí
  • sinn: líonfaimis
  • sibh: líonfadh sibh
  • siad: líonfaidis
  • saor: líonfaí
  • ceisteach: an líonfadh mé?

    díultach: ní líonfadh sé

    Rith - to run

    (siolla amháin, caol)

  • mé: rithfinn
  • tú: rithfeá
  • sé/sí: rithfeadh sé/sí
  • sinn: rithfimis
  • sibh: rithfeadh sibh
  • siad: rithfidís
  • saor: rithfí
  • ceisteach: an rithfeadh tú?

    díultach: ní rithfeadh sí

    Bhuel, sin é.

    Scríobhfaidh mé post eile faoin Modh Coiníollach (an dara réimniú, briathar neamhrialta, etc.)

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