Frásaí úsáideacha de Dhá Chineál


Useful Phrases in Two Distinct Categories

Do do chairde - For your friends

Go raibh míle maith agat! [gə rə miːl′ə mah əgət]
(May you have a thousand good things) = Many thanks!

Sonas ort! [sonəs ort]
(Happiness on you) = Thank you!

Fáinne óir ort! [faːn′ə oːr′ ort]
(A gold ring on you) = Bravo! Thank you!

Maith thú! [mah huː]
(Good you) = Good for you!

Mo cheol thu! [mə x′oːl huː]
(My music you) = Bravo! Good for you!

Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort! [mə hæxt bænəxt ort]
(My seven blessings on you) = Bravo! Well done!

Nár lagaí Dia do lámh! [naːr lagiː d′iːə də laːv]
(May God not weaken your hand) = More power to you!

Go maire tú! [gə mar′ə tuː]
(May you live) = Congratulations! Live long!

Go dté tú an céad! [gə d′eː tuː ən k′eːd]
(May you go (live to) the hundred) = Long life to you!

Bail ó Dhia ort! [bal′ oː jiːə ort]
(Prosperity from God on you) = God prosper you!

Rath Dé ort! [rah d′eː ort]
(God’s bounty on you) = God bless you!

Go gcuire Dia an t-ádh ort! [gə gir′ə d′iːə ən taː ort]
(May God put luck on you) = Best of luck to you!

Beannacht Dé leat! [bænəxt d′eː l′æt]
(God’s blessing with you) = God speed you (on your journey)!

Go n-éirí do thuras leat! [gə n′eːr′iː də hurəs l′æt]
(May your trip succeed with you) = Have a successful trip!

Go n-éirí an bóthar leat! [gə n′eːr′iː ən boːhər l′æt]
(May the road succeed with you) = Bon voyage!

Agus do do naimhde - And for your enemies

Grúpa a hAon: Variations on "Go to hell!"

Go hifreann leat! [gə hif′r′ən l′æt]
(To hell with you)

Téigh i dtigh diabhail! [t′eː ə d′iː d′aul′]
(Go in the devil’s house)

Go mbeire an diabhal leis thú! [gə mer′ə ən d′aul l′es′ huː]
(May the devil take you with him)

D’anam don diabhal! [danəm dən d′aul]
(Your soul to the devil)

Do chorp don diabhal! [də xorp dən d′aul]
(Your body to the devil)

Imigh sa diabhal! [im′iː sə d′aul]
(Go to the devil)

Grúpa 2: Variations on "Screw You!"

Damnú ort! [damnuː ort]
(Damnation on you)

Loscadh is dó ort! [loskə əs doː ort]
(Scorching and burning on you)

Múchadh is bá ort! [muːxə əs baː ort]
(Smothering and drowning on you)

Marbhfháisc ort! [marəvaːs′k′ ort]
(A shroud on you)

Go dtachta an diabhal thú! [gə daxtə ən d′aul huː]
(May the devil choke you)

Focáil leat! [fokaːl′ l′æt]
(F**k off)

Téigh trasna ort féin! [t′eː trasnə ort heːn′]
(Go across yourself, i.e., go f**k yourself)

2009-08-04 CPD