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“I get up at eight o’clock because I start at nine o’clock, but I don’t work on Mondays. The bank is closed on Saturdays so I have to go to work at the weekend.” in Irish

Phrases in Irish > I get up at eight o’clock because I start at nine o’clock, but I don’t work on Mondays. The bank is closed on Saturdays so I have to go to work at the weekend.

Audio

Éirímse ag a hocht mar tosaím ag obair ag a naoi a chlog, ach ní oibrím ar an Luan. Bíonn an banc ar oscailt ar an Satharn agus mar sin caithfidh mé dul ag obair ag an deireadh seachtaine. Eye-ree-im-sha ig uh hukht mar tuss-ee-im ig ubber ig uh nee uh khlug, akh nee ibbree-im urr un Loo-un. Bee-un un bawnk urr osskilt urr un Sahern uggus mar shin kahig may dull ig ubber ig un jerra shokhtina. I get up at eight o’clock because I start at nine o’clock, but I don’t work on Mondays. The bank is closed on Saturdays so I have to go to work at the weekend.

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Pronunciation

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Eye-ree-im-sha ig uh hukht mar tuss-ee-im ig ubber ig uh nee uh khlug, akh nee ibbree-im urr un Loo-un. Bee-un un bawnk urr osskilt urr un Sahern uggus mar shin kahig may dull ig ubber ig un jerra shokhtina.

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Translation in Irish Language

I get up at eight o’clock because I start at nine o’clock, but I don’t work on Mondays. The bank is closed on Saturdays so I have to go to work at the weekend. = Éirímse ag a hocht mar tosaím ag obair ag a naoi a chlog, ach ní oibrím ar an Luan. Bíonn an banc ar oscailt ar an Satharn agus mar sin caithfidh mé dul ag obair ag an deireadh seachtaine.

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