Jobs

Do you know how to talk about people's jobs and what you'd like to do when you leave school in Irish? Learn some helpful words and phrases and test yourself on others you may already know!

aisteoir

actor

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An dochtúir thú?

Irish uses a grammatical structure called the copula to talk about people's jobs.

Instead of using such as tá mé ard (I am tall), use is. The pronoun or the word that refers to people in this case, like , í, é, muid, sibh and iad go after the job.

To ask a question, replace is with an.
An dochtúir thú? - Are you a doctor?

To say we aren't something, replace is with .
dochtúir mé. - I am not a doctor.

Look at the table on the right and practice going over it. You can see more jobs in the photos below and see how to use the copula correctly.

IrishEnglish
Is ....... mé.I am a .........
Is ........ tú.You are .......
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 mhathair.My mother is a .......

Learn more about using the copula in this guide.

Postanna eile

Other jobs

Is scoláire mé.

I am a student.

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