21+ Amazing Ways To Ask How Are You In Irish

Last updated on November 16th, 2022 at 09:59 am

Would you like to learn some of the most common greetings and phrases to ask an Irish person about how they are doing? In this article, we will walk you through all the important ways to ask someone “how are you in Irish”. Without further ado, let’s get started!

“How Are you” in Irish

Asking basic questions is especially important for new language learners. There are many phrases in the English language which might have the same meaning as the Irish phrases. “How are you in Irish?” can also be used as a most common greeting in Ireland.

There are several uses of the Irish slang Cad atá ar súil? which literally means What’s going on?. When you stay in this country, you realize that Irish people ask each other things which often sound really silly to the English speakers as they refer to a few meanings in both languages.

Conas tá tú

The most basic and common way to ask someone how are you are is by saying “Conas tá tú”. There are also other ways to ask which we are just about to explore. So, let’s dig in!

Ways to Ask an Irish person “How Are You?”

How Are you in Irish

Imagine sitting with an Irish speaker and having soft drinks, what would be the first thing you’d like to ask with your little Irish vocabulary? In Ireland people often expect you to speak the languages in their country and before you start asking about detailed stuff like hobbies etc, you might need some initial information.

You can show more politeness towards the Irish people by asking them about their health. They might feel closeness towards you. Here are some amazing ways that you can use to ask the native speakers about their health in Irish Gaelic. Try to use these and impress your boss or coworker right away!

Irish QuestionsEnglish Translations
Conas atá tú ag coinneáil suas?How are you holding up?
Cad atá á dhéanamh agat ó labhair muid go deireanach?What have you been doing since we last talked?
Cad atá leis an aghaidh?What’s with the face?
Cad atá tú ag dul?What are you heading?
Conas atá tú?What’s up?
An bhfuil aon rud a bhaineann leat?Is there anything concerning you?
Cad atá ar súil?What’s going on?
Conas atá tú?How do you do?
Cad atá ar bun leis an sruth?What’s up with the flow?
Ceart agat go léir?You all right?
Ceard ata ag tarlu?What is happening?
Cad atá nua?What’s new?
Ní fhaca mé le fada thú!Long time no see!
Aon rud suimiúil ag tarlú i do shaol le déanaí?Anything interesting happening in your life lately?
Conas a éiríonn leat?How do you fare?
Cad é an buzz is déanaí i do domhan?What’s the latest buzz in your world?
Cad atá ar bun agatsa?What are you up to?
Dia duit!Howdy!
Conas atá sé ag rolladh?How’s it rolling?
Conas atá rudaí?How are things?
Cad é shakin’?What’s shakin’?
Conas atá gach rud ag teacht le chéile?How’s everything coming together?
Conas atá tú?How are you feeling?
Conas atá an saol ag seoltóireacht?How is life sailing?
Conas atá rudaí ag teacht?How are things coming along?
Conas atá cúrsaí?How’s it going?
Conas atá gach rud beag i do shaol?How’s everything little thing in your life?
Cad atá suarach?What’s sizzling?
Conas atá gach rud?How’s everything?
Cá fhad atá sé?How long has it been?
Conas atá rudaí ag dul?How are things going?
Cad atá go maith sa chochall?What’s good in the hood?
Cad atá nua leat?What’s new with you?
Cad é buaicphointe do lá, go dtí seo?What was the highlight of your day, so far?
An bhfuil tú go maith?Are you well?
Conas a bhí do lá?How was your day?
Caithfidh sé a bheith dian, huh?Must be tough, huh?
Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?How have you been?
Conas atá tú?How are you doing?

How To Respond To “How Are You?” in Irish

As an Irish language learner, you have learned how to ask the Irish speakers about their health. Now you must be looking into some common ways to form a standard response to each question. An Irish person tries to keep things simple and you will not come across many issues while talking to them. Cheers!

Here is a list of commonly used expressions to respond to the questions and improve your spoken Irish Gaelic.

Irish ResponsesEnglish Translations
Is fearr i bhfad anois go bhfuil tú liom.Much better now that you are with me.
Samhlú mé féin a bheith ar laethanta saoire iontach.Imagining myself having a fabulous vacation.
Ag maireachtáil, is dóigh liom.Surviving, I guess.
Tá mé fós ag sileadh aeir.I’m still sucking air.
Tá mé níos fearr.I’ve been better.
Uafásach, anois gur bhuail mé leat.Horrible, now that I’ve met you.
Tá cuisle agam, mar sin caithfidh mé a bheith ceart go leor.I have a pulse, so I must be okay.
Solas na gréine an lá ar fad!Sunshine all day long!
Tá mé ag crochadh isteach ann.I’m hanging in there.
Tá mé ard-chaighdeán.I am high-quality.
Ní dhéanfaidh aon ní.Nothing.
Ní mórán.Not a lot.
Sea, ceart go leor.Yeah, all right.
Tá mé go maithI’m well
Maith go leorPretty good
Tá ag éirí go han-mhaith liom.I’m doing really well.
Tá mé caighdeánach go leor faoi láthair.I’m pretty standard right now.
Sásta agus sásta, go raibh maith agat.Happy and content, thank you.
Tá gá le roinnt síochána agus ciúine.In need of some peace and quiet.
Níos fearr ná rud ar bith.Better than nothing.
Níl sé úafasach.Not too bad.
Ní dhéanfaidh aon ní i bhfad.Nothing much.
Tá mé níos fearr ar an taobh istigh ná táim ar an taobh amuighI’m better on the inside than I look on the outside
Bheinn ag bréagadh dá ndéarfainn go bhfuil mé ceart go leor.I would be lying if I said I’m fine.
Tá mé go maith.I’m good.
Táim ceart go leor.I’m OK.
An chuid is fearr is féidir liom a bheith. Ag glacadh leis go bhfuil tú ar do dhícheall freisin.The best I can be. Assuming you’re at your best too.
Raibh mé in ann dul i ndáiríre le haghaidh suathaireacht.I could really go for a massage.
Go hiontach. Tá súil agam go mairfidh an status quo seo ar feadh an chuid eile den lá.Going great. Hope this status quo persists for rest of the day.
Sílim go bhfuil mé ag déanamh ceart go leor. Conas a cheapann tú atá ag éirí liom?I think I’m doing OK. How do you think I’m doing?
Fíor uafásach, go raibh maith agat as iarraidh.Real terrible, thanks for asking.
Go han-mhaith, go raibh maith agatVery well, thanks
Tá mé ingearach agus análaithe.I’m vertical and breathing.
Lá difriúil, saol céanna.Different day, same existence.
Meánach go maith.Medium well.
Cosúil leatsa, ach níos fearr.Like you, but better.
Níos fearr ná cuid acu, níl sé chomh maith le cinn eile.Better than some, not as good as others.
Bealach níos fearr ná mar atá tuillte agam!Way better than I deserve!
Níl sé chomh maith sinNot so well
Díreach an sean céanna céannaJust the same old same old
Go dtí seo, chomh maith!So far, so good!
Bhuel go leor chun comhrá a dhéanamh leat más mian leat.Well enough to chat with you if you wish to.
Tá mé beannaithe!I am blessed!
Iontach maith ag lorg.Incredibly good looking.
Ó, díreach mar is gnách.Oh, just the usual.
Táim ceart go leor.I’m fine.
Táim beo.I’m alive.
Nílim cinnte fós.I’m not sure yet.
Ó, gosh, gach cineál rudaí!Oh gosh, all kinds of stuff!
Tá mé níos fearr ná mar a bhí mé, ach níl mé beagnach chomh maith agus a bheidh mé.I’m better than I was, but not nearly as good as I’m going to be.

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How are you in Irish

You have learned a perfect conversation starter. Now you can ask locals at any place like a pub. Ling App provides you with impeccable ways to improve your speaking of the Irish Gaelic. It provides a helpful guide for many important topics and Irish words which are present in the official language of Ireland. You slowly learn how each word in Irish Gaelic is pronounced and once you ace how to pronounce each word/phrase, you learn how to speak the language.

The app also helps you with countless courses which are generally not available on other apps because Irish Gaelic is an endangered language. Each course is fun to take and enlightens you about many Irish expressions along with their meanings.

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