Want to impress your Irish pals? Look no further! Here are 18 of our favourite Irish words and phrases, translated just for you nice people.
Right, Accurate, Correct. You are bang on!
Broken. This chair is banjaxed.
Fun. Going ons. What’s the craic?
Your man/your one
Nothing to do with relationships (we know, shocking). Translates to “the guy” and “the girl” when you can’t remember their name.
Actually is “your man” (i.e. your partner, husband or boyfriend). Is your fella going to be there?
Being embarrassed. Scarlet for your ma for havin’ ya!
For a very, very long time. They have lived there donkey’s years
A complete fool. You are such an eejit!
Home. I will pop over to your gaff later.
Fool. He looks a right moron.
Great. Usually in reply to how are you, how are you feeling or being told of a decision. That’s grand!
The toilet. I’m off to the jacks.
How’s she cuttin’?
How are you?
A complete mess. I made a complete haymes of that essay.
Well done. Fair play mate!
Acting the maggot
Fooling and messing around. Stop acting the maggot!
Guinness. A pint of the black stuff please.
Raining hard. It’s bucketing down.