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craic *

* fun

Irish Ireland

Expression USED Very frequently BY Teens and adults

(n.) “Craic” is 1) synonymous with words such as news, fun, entertaining, gossip and 2) an informal greeting.

1) "Yeah! That party was great craic last night!" 2) "Hey! What’s the craic?"

1) Yeah! That party was great fun last night! 2) Hey! what’s up?





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Dia dhuit*

* God and Mary be with you

Irish Ireland

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

A greeting used similarly to "hello" in English. The extended version "Dia is Muire dhuit " is used as the response.

"Dia dhuit, a Eóin." "Dia is Muire dhuit, a Saoirse."