I have had this app for a little over a year. I bought the full version ($10 if I remember correctly), then just let this sit on my iPod. I would occasionally go onto there, but usually to pass time when bored. This past month I have been really using its full potential. How glad I am that I did! I have learned some words already and currently I can even speak a small phrase(s). I am a competitive swimmer, and a way I remember the words is by repeating them in my head while I swim. Definitely helps keeping me entertained while I swim! I am personally visiting Ireland next year (We have planned this for over 2 years). I want to be prepared, just in case. The only suggestions I would make to this app are: 1. Tell the user how to make complete sentences (EX: adjective before noun, or noun before adjective) 2. How to do the numbers in-between the main ones. (EX: 21,22,23,24,25) 3. Ways to help make proper sentences. (EX: "The beaver chewed on the brown log") Besides those factors, This is a great app. There aren't many good Irish Gaelic learning mobile apps, I'm glad I found this one! It even allows you to listen to music while you study. Amazing!
I teach English as a second language and continually try out many apps for English as well as use several for myself in German and Spanish. Everyone knows Irish is not an easy language to learn, and I put it off for years, but this app makes the experience as easy as possible. I especially like the amount of control the learner has over how often to review words, how many new words to introduce, at what speed and so forth. You can make it as comfortable for yourself as you wish. My advice is to just listen for a week or two and then take a look at the written form. The opposite approach will scare you out of your wits. But eventually it all comes together, and in my experience it’s best to let the written form of any language seep in slowly.
For learning the basic word this app is fantastic and the speed features are excellent bc you can slow the speaker down enough to hear the annunciation of each word at your own pace, when you're confident enough to speed it up you'll be able to recognize the word as a whole, that's important to me. As far as conjugating verbs when used in sentences I haven't gotten that far in the app yet to know if it's a feature they have but I can confidently take away the important words and learn how to form sentences later ;) I LOVE the app!!!!
I use another, very structured program to learn Irish, but I like being able to learn random words everyday that aren’t confined to that part of the program. The interface is very simple and I was able to show an older person how to use it very easily! I like the daily reminders to learn more words. The Irish being spoken is very clear. The only thing I dislike is that they don’t mention which dialect of Irish it is.
I love this app. It has several different features to learn the words, and it paces things the way you need them. You can learn as many words as you want each day, with a minimum of three. The interface is customizable to how you need it, from English to Gaelic or Gaelic to English, faster or slower, etc. I'm having a lot of fun using it; have only used for two days and it's so easy it's going to just become an end-of-day routine.
there is a often vast difference between the way you say a word and the way it is spelled, which can be overwhelming when you are 1st starting out. this course is similar to Bunte Kinte but not nearly as expensive. My grandfathers native-language was Gaeilge and I feel it is my personal responsibility to help keep my heritage alive. thank you for this opportunity and excellent gift
I have found nothing better, because this is an intuitively designed app. Just when I wondered if the app would have a certain feature, I'd click and find that it does and even additional features I never thought knew could help me with my language learning. Well done! I highly recommend it.
Used it for a few hours at work today while driving and having so much fun with the different features, love just setting it to read the English and then Gaeilge through a running vocabulary. Feeling very confident that I'll get a good ways in just a few weeks of heavy use. Absolutely worth it to download and great quality for a free app.
There is so much to learn and they make it easy and let you pick the pace. Yes there are things you can buy, but you’re not hindered from learning “unless you buy” which is awesome! It’s been less than a week and I already have 30 words/phrases that flow naturally out when I’m home as the English does when I’m at work!
Very strong mobile language app. Excellent combination of words and whole sentences. Great grouping of words into categories. The app pronounces words in standard dialect. There is a flash card function as well as a reminder for words-per-day. App has a very large vocabulary. The dictionary function is very useful. You can't go wrong with this one.
I've been wanting to learn Irish for a very long time. This app is a great way to learn the most important phrases, and I cannot believe how quickly I have learned them. A lot can be learned from the free app alone, but I was so impressed with the technique that I went ahead and purchased the full version. For $10, that's an easy decision.
It is so helpful for me and I’m sure you will find it helpful too I hope to become as fluent as I can and I also hope to visit Ireland this app gives me confidence to talk Irish I like that this app allows you to go back to what you all ready learned God bless you and Jesus died for all of you he loves you all so so very much 😁
This app is perfect for learning Irish Gaelic, however if you're looking into learning Scottish Gaelic then this isn't the app for you, because those are two different languages. Unfortunately, Nemo doesn't offer the Scottish Gaelic language, however the are plenty of other interesting languages to choose from. Nemo, please add a Scottish Gaelic app in the future!
I purchased three languages from your app and seem to have NO way to switch between them and no way to get help! I love your app but if you have no way for me to switch back and forth them I want a refund
I enjoy using this and it’s helpful and you can personalize it, but I wish there were questions and grammar. If you want to be able to speak Gaelic, this is a great start but to speak it to others you need more. Thanks for ready this, and I hope you have a great day. 🙂
I have been using a cassette tape class to try and learn Gaelic for a year and have had no success. In one day I made more progress in learning Gaelic than I did in a whole year with the cassette tape method. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to learn this language!
I have been in search of a good Irish language app for a long time. This has far surpassed my expectations and every time I dig a little deeper, there are more features to help me learn the language. Excellent job, keep up the updates, and I will recommend you far and wide!
This is a good app to start learning basic modern Irish. The app would be better if a native was actually teaching. If visiting Ireland as a tourist for a couple of days then this app is perfect. If for anything else , I suggest this app be used as a reference while working with a native Irish speaker.
I've never even heard the language spoken just wanted to learn what was in my blood-line. I learned 4 word in the first 30 minutes and want it become a family language, it is a dying language so let's get it going again!
I'm a young artist & writer who's been wanting to learn the language for a loooong time now! I have a comic in which is set in the myths of Ireland, and this app has helped with the characters of Dagdha and a selkie quite a bit! Thanks so much!! You need to get this if you plan on learning languages!
We've traveled to Ireland several times and love the Irish speaking Gaeltacht regions. Just using one or two phrases will get you a smile of appreciation and lead you into conversation or even to learning more Irish. Great app! Easy to use. Pronunciation is essential and this app has it.
This is great to get some pronunciations but it isn't a source for learning the language. It doesn't cover dialects and single words very well, but it will give you a few phrases to use. I love to turn it on and listen to the words play to get a better feeling for how hinge should sound. Go raibh maith agat
This app is awesome. I got it an hour ago and I'm already saying phrases like "Hello" or Dia dhuit and "Please" or Le do thoil. The app is just awesome. There is one problem though... the words have no pronunciation so I had to write the pronunciation on a slip of paper. Other than that this app is amazing!
If your heart is in it you can learn a lot and fast. I do about thirty minutes every day and I'm introduced to about three or four new words a day in my regular cycle. Easy to use and fun to learn. It's an honor to keep Gaeilge alive.
I am a total linguaphile--I absolutely love learning languages. Unfortunately, though, most of the quality language-learning tools are expensive. This is an excellent, free, easily-accessible resource for anyone who wishes to learn the Irish-Gaelic language.
It would be nice to have a section where the language “rules” are explained such as the alphabet and their sounds, how the compounds and blends, why there are so many letter in Gaeilge but half of them are silent, etc. It would make the language much easier to learn.
Try to use to teach my kids this language — their father's language. My husband only knew few Irish Gaelic and he's also busy in his work. As a new learner, it's hard to pronounce the words even in very slow pace. I hope you include the pronunciation.
For my way of learning a language, I would prefer to select daily downloads by type. For example, give me a list of trees or animals or store (shoe, grocery, etc.) types. Then again I had only the free version of the app. I also understand that Irish is very complex, with spelling changeable depending on nearby words, for example.
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