Materials for language lessons

Welsh proverbs 2

“Heb ei fai, heb ei eni.”
Translation: “He who has no faults is not born.” 

“Hedyn pob drwg yw diogi.”
Translation: “The seed of all evil is laziness.” 

“Mwyaf y brys, mwyaf y rhwystr.”
Translation: “More the hurry, more the obstacles.” 

“Nerth hen, ei gyngor parad.”
Translation: “The strength of the old is their ready counsel.” 

“Ni cheir da o hir gysgu.”
Translation: “No good will come of over sleeping.” 
“Rhaid cropian cyn cerdded.”
Translation: “You must crawl before walking.” 

“Y mae dafad ddu ym mhob praidd.”
Translation: “Every flock has its black sheep.” 

“Yr hen a ŵyr a’r ieuanc a dybia.”
Translation: “The old know and the young suspect.”

Welsh proverbs

“A fo ben, bid bont.”
Translation: “If you want to be a leader, be a bridge.” 
“Allwedd arian a egyr pob clo.”
Translation: “Money is the key that opens all locks.” 

“Am gwymp hen y chwardd ieuanc.”
Translation: “The young laugh when the old fall.” 

“Angel pen ffordd, diawl pen tân.”
Translation: “An Angel on the road, a Devil at the fireplace.” 

“Dyfal donc a dyr y garreg.”
Translation: “Tapping persistently breaks the stone.” 

“Dywed yn dda am dy gyfaill, am dy elyn dywed ddim.”
Translation: “Speak well of your friend; of your enemy say nothing.” 

“Gall pechod mawr ddyfod trwy ddrws bychan.”
Translation: “A great sin can enter by a small door.” 

“Gorau adnabod, d’adnabod dy hun.”
Translation: “The best knowledge is to know yourself.” 

Irish blessings 3

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes…
That’s the Irish for You!


Whenever there is happiness
Hope you’ll be there too,
Wherever there are friendly smiles
Hope they’ll smile on you,
Whenever there is sunshine,
Hope it shine especially for you to make each day
for you as bright as it can be.


Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play-
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song-
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!


When the first light of sun-
Bless you.
When the long day is done-
Bless you.
In your smiles and your tears-
Bless you.
Through each day of your years-
Bless you.

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Irish blessings 2

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

May the embers from the open hearth warm your hands,
May the sun’s rays from the Irish sky warm your face,
May the children’s bright smiles warm your heart,
May the everlasting love I give you warm your soul.

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

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Irish blessings

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.


May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


I-rish you a very nice place to live,
I-rish God’s greatest gifts he’ll give.
I-rish you health, and wealth, and more–
I-rish your smilin’ face were at my door!


May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been
the foresight to know where you’re going
and the insight to know when you’re going too far.


Irish proverbs

A drink precedes a story.

Time is a great story teller.

A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

Even a small thorn causes festering.

Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.

It is a long road that has no turning.

As the big hound is, so will the pup be.

A trade not properly learned is an enemy.

Put silk on a goat, and it’s still a goat.

When the liquor was gone the fun was gone

There is no fireside like your own fireside.

It is not a secret if it is known by three people.

It takes time to build castles. Rome was not built in a day.

The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.

If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.

When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak.



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