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Learn Some New Words – Bean Pháidín

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to pronounce each line of the song as Siobhán goes through the pronunciation line-by-line and explains the meaning of any new words.

Bean Pháidín

‘S é’n trua nach mise, nach mise

éhe or it
truapity
nachnot
miseme

‘S é’n trua nach mise bean Pháidín

Beanwoman or wife
PáidínPet name for Pádraig – Paddy in English

‘S an bhean atá aige bheith caillte

atáform of
aigeat him / he has
bheithform of to be
cailltelost

Rachainn go Gaillimh go Gaillimh

RachainnI would go
goto
GaillimhGalway

Is rachainn go Gaillimh le Pháidín

isand (agus)
lewith

Is thiocfainn abhaile sa mbád leis

ThiocfainnI would come
Abhailehomewards
sain the
bádboat
leiswith him

Rachainn go haonach an Chlocháin

Aonachfair
An ChlochánClifden – a town in Contae na Gaillimhe
(Co. Galway)

Is siar go Béal Á’ na Báighe

siarwestward
Béal Á ‘ na BáigheBéal Átha na Bá – the mouth of the ford of the bay

Bhreathnóinn isteach trí na fuinneoga

BhreathnóinnI would look/watch
isteachin
tríthrough
nathe (plural of an)
Fuinneog/awindow/s

Súil is go bhfeicfinn bean Pháidín

Súileye (literal) but the meaning here is to anticipate
go bhfeicfinnthat I would see

Go mbristear do chosa, do chosa

Go mbristearbe broken
doyour
cosalegs/feet

Go mbristear do chosa ‘s do chnámha

cnámh/abone/s