Do you know how to talk about what you did at the weekend in Irish? Learn some helpful words and phrases and test yourself on others you may already know!
This guide, is all about using the past tense. We use the past tense when we talk about what happened in the past - for example, when we're talking about what happened yesterday, last week, last month or last year.
Learn more about using the past tense in this guide.
Cad é a rinne tú an deireadh seachtaine seo caite?
What did you do last weekend?
Look at the slideshow below of some examples of answers you could give to this question.
An aimsir chaite
The past tense
To put a regular verb into the past tense, follow these three rules.
- When the verb begins with a consonant, aspirate / add a séimhiú (h) to the verb.
- When the verb begins with a vowel, put a d' before the verb.
- When the verb begins with an f, put a d’ before the verb and aspirate / add a séimhiú (h) to the verb.
|tabhair cuairt ar||the verb visit|
|tabhair aghaidh ar||the verb head for/towards|
|freastail ar||the verb attend|
|buail le||the verb meet with|
|ceannaigh||the verb buy|
|lig / déan mo scíth||the verb relax|
|bain sult as / taitin le||the verb enjoy|
|caith||the verb spend|
|léigh||the verb read|
|imir||the verb play (a sport, a game)|
|íoc as||the verb continue, pay for|
|seinn||the verb play (a musical instrument)|
|glac páirt i||the verb take part in|
|socraigh||the verb arrange, decide|
|tar||the verb come|
|téigh||the verb go|
|ar maidin||in the morning|
|san iarnóin||in the afternoon|
|sa tráthnóna||in the evening|
|san oíche||in the west|
|arú inné||on the right|
|seo caite / seo a chuaigh thart||last / past|