UPDATE: You can pick up a copy An Hobad (The Hobbit) in Irish right here.
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Here’s a wonderful treat for Irish learners in the lead-up to the upcoming Peter Jackson film, The Hobbit.
Not too long ago, I received the Irish language translation of one of my all-time favourite books, The Hobbit Or There And Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien (An Hobad Nó Anonn Agus Ar Ais Arís as Gaeilge).
As I’m a huge fan of the Tolkien books and Lord Of The Rings films I couldn’t not get a copy of this.
Success in language learning depends largely on your own enjoyment of the process so this book is a welcome addition to my Irish language material.
Here’s a video I made talking a bit about the book:
Definitely a better alternative to Harry Potter! 🙂
If you’re a serious Gaeilge learner and love Tolkien then this is a must-have. As I said in the video, it’s so full of rich, useful vocabulary and expressions that it’s an excellent tool for bringing your Irish up a notch.
It’s selling on Amazon at the moment for about $33 (the price is a bit higher than normal because it’s a translation). Get a copy here.
My hat goes off to Nicholas Williams for his hard work on this.
Eagerly anticipating all three Lord Of The Rings books, mate! 🙂
Reviewed by Donovan Nagel.