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How Do I Say That? An English-Irish Phrasebook

How Do I Say That? An English-Irish Phrasebook


This item will be released on March 15, 2019.

Beloved Gaeilgeoir Garry Bannister is back with How Do I Say That? An English-Irish Phrasebook. There are no similar reference books on the market that cover such a wide range of phrases and idioms in English with their equivalent in Irish. This is the perfect companion piece to Bannister’s perennially popular Proverbs in Irish, also by New Island.

Chosen on the basis of their relevance in the modern context, their universality, frequency of usage, and cultural relevance, the phrases chosen by Garry Bannister here are perfect for a beginner or a scoth péintéara (dab hand) alike.

How Do I Say That? also has a section dedicated to various themes, helping readers improve and diversify their conversational Irish.

An acknowledged expert of 20th Century Irish Garry Bannister travelled to Russia at the end of the 1970s where he helped to establish the first department of Modern Irish at Moscow State University and is the author of many dictionaries and reference books, including the much-loved and still controversial Kiss My… dictionary of Irish slang. The perennially popular Proverbs in Irish is also from the same author.


Garry Bannister


B-format, Paperback





Release Date

March 2019

Additional Information

Weight .395 g
Dimensions .198 x .129 x .15 mm


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