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5 Irish Phrases And Words You'll Hear This St. Patrick's Day

It'll be the craic!

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While not too many people speak Irish Gaelic, especially in areas outside of Ireland, some Gaelic words and phrases have made their way into other cultures and are used particularly around St. Patrick's Day. Have you ever wondered how to pronounce them or what they mean?

1. Craic

Pronunciation: Crack

Meaning: Fun

2. Slainte!

Pronunciation: Slawncha

Meaning: Cheers, to your health

3. C'ead mile failte

Pronunciation: kade meela falcha

Meaning: Welcome

4. Erin go bragh

Pronunciation: Erin go bra

Meaning: Ireland Forever

5. Mo Ghile Mear

Pronunciation: Mo gill mar

Meaning: My gallant darling

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