Lesson 3 - Numbers above 10

Lesson 3 - Numbers above 10

The License Plate Game - Counting past ten!

This game really flexes your mind to learn the numbers and kills a lot of time on your daily commute to work or school..

When a car passes, read the numbers on its tag in Irish and speak them aloud if possible. Here are the higher numbers:

1,000 aon mil (p)ain meal
1,001 aon mil is aon (p)ain meal (h)iss (p)ain
1,001 aon mil is dó (p)ain meal (h)iss (d)ough
"ïs" is a contraction for the word agus. It means "and" The above means one thousand and one, one thousand and two etc.

100 cead kay + d
101 cead is aon kay +d (h)iss (p)ain
102 cead is dó kay + d (h)iss (d)ough
Counting the teens - déag means teen but is used from 11 on!

11 aon déag (p)ain jay + (h)ug
12 dó déag dough jay + (h)ug
13 trí déag tree jay + (h)ug
14 cathair déag ca(t) her jay + (h)ug
15 cúig déag coo(l) + wig jay + (h)ug
16 sé déag sha(ve) jay + (h)ug
17 séocht déag sha(ve) + oct(ave) jay + (h)ug
18 ocht déag oct(ave) jay + (h)ug
19 naoi déag new e(ast) jay + (h)ug
Counting by tens to 100!

10 deich de(bt)
20 fïche fee hu(t)
30 triocha tree oh cu(t)
40 daichead dike head
50 caoga
60 seasca
70 seachtó
80
90
100 cëad

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