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WATCH: 10 Famous Movie Quotes in Irish

Why not put not only your movie knowledge but your Gaeilge (Irish) to the test too! Noel Aungier presents 10 famous movie quotes…in Irish!

Learn more important Gaeilge phrases with Pronunciation and Meaning:

1. Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla clíste.

Iss faar Gay-el-geh brish-teh naw Bay-er-lah clish-teh

Broken Irish is better than clever English.


2. An té a luíonn le madaí, eiroidh sé le dearnaid.

On tay a lee-on le maw-dee aye-rogue shay le dar-nid.

He who lies down with dogs, gets up with fleas.(If you mix with the wrong company, you’ll pay for it.)


3. Is minic a bhris béal duine a shrón.

Iss min-ick a vrish bay-al din-eh a hrone.

Many a time a man’s mouth broke his nose.


4. Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.

Err scawh a ch(k)ale-ah a wir-enn na dee-neh.

Under the shelter of each other, people survive.


5. Cuir síoda ar ghabhar ach is gabhar i gcónaí é.

Kwir shee-id-ah ar gow-er awch(k) is gow-er i go-nee aye

Dress a goat in silk and he still remains a goat = You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.


6. Níl saoi gan locht.

Neel see gon luch(k)t

There’s not a wise man without fault.(We have all got our weaknesses)


7. Is olc an ghaoth nach séideann do dhuine éigin.

Is ulk an gway noch(k) shay-dan do gwin-eh aye-gan.

It is a bad wind that does not blow (bring good) to somebody. (No matter how bad something that happens, someone will benefit.)


8. Filleann an feall ar an bhfeallaire.

Fill-en an fyal er on vee-yowl-er-eh

The bad deed returns on the bad-deed doer.




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