The Irish Way Of Speaking

You have booked your trip with Irish Life Tours, good for you! We hope your ready for a once in a life time opportunity to explore our lovely little country, stress free! You may have heard of the Irish Brogue and the way in which the Irish language is spoken in Ireland. The Irish way of speaking is very unique and won’t be found anywhere else in the world, we have our own twist on the English language, we have lots of odd little phrases and saying! But not to worry, before you pack your bags and hit the road, check out this list that we have composed to give you a helping hand along your way, it will help you to interpret what exactly is being said on your visit. By the time you finish reading this blog you will feel right at home AND will be well able to understand what exactly the locals are talking about.

The Irish Way
The Irish Way

The words highlighted in green are the Irish way of using them words and right beside them you will find the translations.

 

  • Minerals – soda
  • Half Pint – glass
  • Shorts -liquor
  • Banjaxed – broken
  • Eejit – fool
  • Craic – fun
  • Bate – tired
  • Green – nieve
  • Jacks – bathroom
  • Jammers – lots of people
  • Steamin’ – drunk
  • Rotten – drunk
  • Black stuff – Guiness
  • Fluthered – drunk
  • Langers – drunk
  • Cure – a drink the next day to cure your hangover
  • Arseways – back to front
  • Queer/ Quare – very
  • Press – wardeobe
  • Runners – sneakers
  • Jumper – sweatshirt
  • Wrecked – tired
  • Boot – trunk
  • Pint of Gat – Guiness
  • Chips – fries
  • Fear – hangover
  • Naggins and Shoulders – different size of spirit bottles
  • Messages – erens
  • Wild – crazy
  • Chipper – fish and chip shop
  • Coddin’ – joking
  • Dear – expensive
  • Gaff – appartment/house
  • Gas – funny
  • Dose – annoying/sick
  • Grand – fine
  • Jar – pint
  • Kip – sleep
  • Dive – messy
  • Messin’ – kidding
  • Neck – nerve
  • Rake – large amount
  • Savage – impressive
  • Scoop – drinks
  • Slainte – cheers
  • Sound – okay/ cool
  • Thick – annoyed
  • Yoke – thing
  • Whist – quite

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