Getting started

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Here is some useful vocabulary to get you started.

GairmProfession
ailtirearchitect
airgeadóircashier
aisteoiractor
altranurse
amhránaísinger
bainisteoirmanager
báicéirbaker
bean an tí / fear an tíhousewife/househusband
búistéirbutcher
ceoltóirmusician
cuntasóiraccountant
dochtúirdoctor
dlíodóirsolicitor
ealaíontóirartist
fear / bean dóiteáinfireman / woman
fear poist / bean phoistpostman / woman
feirmeoirfarmer
fiaclóirdentist
freastalaíwaiter / waitress
garda / póilínpolice officer
gruagairehairdresser
iriseoirjournalist
innealtóirengineer
leictreoirelectrician
lúthchleasaíathelete
mainicínmodel
meicneoirmechanic
múinteoirteacher
péintéirpainter
píolótapilot
pluiméirplumber
poitigéirpharmacist
printíseachapprentice
ríomhchláraitheoircomputer programmer
rúnaísecretary
siopadóirshopkeeper
tiománaídriver
iriseoir

When talking about occupations we use the following structure:

Is _____ mé.

I am a _____.

Ní _____ mé.

I am not a _____.

An _____ thú?

Are you a _____?

You can change the noun or pronoun as per the examples below.

Is _____ .You are a _____.
Is _____ é.He is a _____.
Is _____ í.She is a _____.
Is _____ muid.We are _____.
Is _____ sibh.You (plural) are _____.
Is _____ iad.They are _____.
Is _____ é m'athair.My father is a _____.
Is _____ í mo mháthair.My mother is a _____.