Getting started

Here is some useful vocabulary to get you started.

(lár)ionad siopadóireachta
SiopaíShops
(lár)ionad siopadóireachtashopping centre
siopa brógshoe shop
siopa milséansweet shop
siopa nuachtánnewsagent
siopa spóirtsports shop
ollmharagadhsupermarket
siopa grósaeragrocer
siopa glasraígreengrocer
siopa poitigéarapharmacy
siopa ilrannadepartment store
siopa búistéarabutcher
siopa seodrajewellery shop
siopa báicéara / cístebakery / cake shop
siopa éiscfishmonger's
siopa peataípet shop
siopa glasraí

Core vocabulary/structures

  • Cá háit a gceannaíonn tú...?

Where do you buy...?

  • Ceannaím...

I buy...

  • Cad é ba mhaith leat?

What would you like?

  • Ba mhaith liom...

I would like...

  • Ar mhaith leat?

Would you like?

  • Níor mhaith liom...

I would not like...

  • An dtig liom cuidiú leat? / An féidir liom cuidiú leat?

Can I help you?

  • Thig leat. / Is féidir leat.

You can.

  • Cad é atá de dhíth ort?

What do you want/need?

  • Tá _____ de dhíth orm.

I want/need (a) _____.

  • Cá mhéad atá air...?

How much is...?

  • Tá _____ air.

It is _____.

  • An bhfuil cead agam é a thriail?

Can I try it?

  • Tá/Níl céad agat.

You have/haven't permission.

  • Cad é an méid a chaitheann tú?

What size do you wear?

  • Caithim...

I wear...