Tag Archives: Irish Words

Irish Words 2

I’ve never had so much problems with English in my life! All the banking forms and medical forms are worded so different! I have to ask for translations and I feel silly.

Petro Station => Gas Station

Lift => Elevator

Nappy => Diaper

Carriageway => Free Way/High way

Chips => Fries (I thought it was potato chips!)

Voucher => Coupon

Dun => Fort

Distilled Water => Tap Water or Purified Water

Water => Club Soda or Sparkling Water

Trolley => Shopping Cart

Reduction => Sale 

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Irish Words

I will update my blog with new words I learn everyday while I’m in Ireland. I realized that it’s not just me that don’t understand Irish accents but they can’t understand my accent! I’ve gotten some pretty funny faces because they don’t understand how I speak. I just can’t pronouce their words correctly. I asked the bus driver if the bus goes to Slaney Road (I pronounced it ‘Slan’ ‘ney’)  and the bus driver said no and I got off the bus.  I was so confused then the next bus came and it was the same bus number. Again I asked for Slaney Road and the bus driver gave me a funny face. Finally I pulled up the map and showed him and he was like “OH! Slaney Road (‘Slain’ ‘Lee’)”. I got on and got off within a few minutes. I guess I could’ve just walked there. HAHA! Here’s some other words that I didn’t know about:

Buggy => Stroller


Soother => Pacifier

Brown Sauce => BBQ Sauce (Kinda… it has a strong vinegar taste to it)

Chew and Chat => Linger Longer (Mormon term for a social with food after church, except a Chew and Chat is more like a pot luck where everyone brings something and socials after church)