“Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!” - 98types

“Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!”

If you really want to impress friends or family this St. Patrick's Day, here are a few simple Irish phrases to use!


1. How to say “Happy St. Patrick's Day” in the Irish language?

The most common way of wishing someone “Happy St. Patrick's Day” in Irish is: “Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!”



2. How to say "wetting the shamrock" in Irish.

"Wetting the shamrock" is an old Irish saying meaning "to go for a drink," particularly on St. Patrick's Day, so if you plan on meeting someone to celebrate try this:



3. How do I ask for a drink in Irish?

After impressing with your Irish lingo don't leave it all go to waste when calling for a drink! Here's how you can call a drink or a pint at the bar!

“Píonta Guinness, le do thoil, means “a pint of Guinness, please.”

"Pionta" means “pint,” Guinness" means, well, “Guinness!" and "le do thoil” is an Irish way to say “please.”

And it's pronounced, "Pyun-tah Guinness, leh duh huh-il."



4. How to say a toast in Irish

According to a reader poll, the Irish word "sláinte" is the most used Irish expression in America. 

Pronounced as "SLAHN-chə," meaning to "good health," it can be used in different contexts, but it's perhaps most often used as a toast before drinking.

Offer a "sláinte" as you begin to sip your pint of Guinness or glass of whiskey on St. Patricks Day!


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