Irish Present

This is a list of verbs in the present tense in Irish. First let's start with the raw format before conjugating the verbs to the present form. Make sure to compare this table and the one below it.

To see: faic
To write: sgrìobh
To love: gràdhaich
To give: thoir
To play: cluich
To read: leugh
To understand: tuig
To have:
To know:
To learn: ionnsaich
To think: smaoin
To work: obraich
To speak: abair
To drive: dràibh
To smile:
To find: lorg

These samples show how the verbs above are conjugated in the present tense in a sentence which includes all the object pronouns (I, you, she...).

I see you: Tha mi gad fhaicinn.
I write with a pen: Tha mi a' sgrìobhadh le peann.
You love apples: 'S toil leat ùbhlan.
You give money: Tha thu a' toirt airgead.
You play tennis: Tha thu a' cluich teanais.
He reads a book: Tha e a' leughadh leabhar.
He understands me: Tha e gam thuigsinn.
She has a cat: Tha cat aice.
She knows my friend: Tha i eòlach air a' charaid agam.
We want to learn: Tha sinn ag iarraidh ionnsachadh.
We think Spanish is easy: Tha sinn a' smaointinn gu bheil Spàinntis furasta.
You (plural) work here: Tha sibh ag obair an-seo.
You (plural) speak French: Tha Fraingis agaibh.
They drive a car: Tha iad a' dràibheadh càr.
They smile: Tha iad a' dèanamh fiamh-ghàire.

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