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What’s That as Gaeilge? An English-Irish Phrasebook

What’s That as Gaeilge? An English-Irish Phrasebook


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 to Bannister’s perennially popular Proverbs in Irish, also by New Island.

The phrases are chosen on the basis of their relevance in the modern context, their universality, frequency of usage, and cultural relevance. So whether you have ‘scoth na Gaeilge’ (i.e. top-notch at Irish) or you’re just a beginner, this book will have something in it for you.

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 and Proverbs in Irish.


Garry Bannister


B-format, Paperback





Release Date

May 2019

Additional Information

Weight .369 g
Dimensions .198 × .129 × .15 mm


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