The 95 Most Common Irish Slang Words
- Sham - A friend.
- Gowl - Annoying stupid person.
- Feek - Gorgeous girl.
- Quare - Another meaning for very or unuasl.
- Yoke - Thing. any thing or object or person. ...
- Savage - Very can be good or bad.
- Pure - Really/very.
- Cat - An effusive way to say that something is awful or terrible.
16 Beautiful Words That Will Make You Fall in Love with the Irish Language
- Fáilte – Welcome | © Culture Trip.
- Abhainn – River | © Culture Trip.
- Draíocht – Magic | © Culture Trip.
- Aisling – Dream | © Culture Trip.
- Suaimhneas – Peace | © Culture Trip.
- Grá – Love | © Culture Trip.
- Meala – Honey | © Culture Trip.
Here are 15 Irish expressions to break out on St. Paddy's Day:
- May the road rise up to meet you. ...
- Sláinte! ...
- What's the craic? ...
- May the cat eat you, and may the devil eat the cat. ...
- Two people shorten the road. ...
- Story horse? ...
- On me tod. ...
- Acting the maggot.
The most common greeting is the handshake. The Irish usually shake hands when being introduced or when greeting a friend or work colleague. In formal situations or with people of higher status, titles and last names are used. Among close friends and family, the Irish may hug and kiss each other on the cheek.
When driving, especially in more rural areas, it's considered rude in Ireland to not acknowledge an oncoming driver. This is done by simply lifting a finger off the steering wheel in greeting. You could raise the whole hand if you recognize the person, but at least a slight wave motion in passing is expected.
Bloody: Bloody is a mild profanity in British and Irish English. Avoid saying it in polite society. Crap: Crap is a stronger curse word in British and Irish English than in American English. Avoid saying it in polite society.
[ ahy-rish-woom-uhn ] SHOW IPA. / ˈaɪ rɪʃˌwʊm ən / PHONETIC RESPELLING. noun, plural I·rish·wom·en. a woman born in Ireland or of Irish ancestry.
Mucker. Mate, pal, friend.
The most popular and widespread modern use of the term is as a slang expletive in Irish English, employed as a less serious alternative to the expletive "fuck" to express disbelief, surprise, pain, anger, or contempt.
While Éire is simply the name for the island of Ireland in the Irish language, and sometimes used in English, Erin is a common poetic name for Ireland, as in Erin go bragh. The distinction between the two is one of the difference between cases of nouns in Irish.
his, to, her.
When anyone mentions Ireland, we immediately think of green landscapes (the sheer mass of greenery across the country is the reason why Ireland is called The 'Emerald Isle'), leprechauns and shamrocks.
The phrase is probably a shortened form of "shut up your mouth" or "shut your mouth up". Its use is generally considered rude and impolite, and may also be considered a form of profanity by some.
The f-word has become Britain's most popular swearword, overtaking “bloody”, as the nation's use of expletives has dropped over the past two decades, a linguistics study has found.
In Ireland, 'the jacks' means 'toilet', most commonly used to refer to public bathrooms.
The Modern Irish Look
The modern Irish usually have light features – pale blue or green eyes, reddish or brown hair and fair skin with freckles.
With national sports like Hurling, Camogie, Football, and Gaelic, sport is a pastime of many Irish people throughout generations.