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Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish

Have you ever sent a ‘tvuít’ about the ‘tarrtháil’?

THE LATEST EDITION of the official English-Irish dictionary was formally launched this week – and was marked by the relaunch of, its official website run by Foras na Gaeilge.

The modern dictionary – the first update since 1959 – includes a series of new words, like a formal Irish translation for ‘tweet’ among others.

With the new dictionary in mind, we thought we’d offer you the Irish translations for some of the words and terms you might use pretty regularly in modern Ireland.

Ar aghaidh libh…

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish
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  • Tarrtháil (bailout)

  • Baincéirí (bankers)

  • Vicipéid (Wikipedia)

  • Tvuít (tweet)

  • Triúracht (Troika)

  • An Iris Reatha (The Journal)

  • Teilifís réaltachta (reality TV)

  • Podchraoladh (podcast)

  • Pobalbhreith (opinion poll)

  • Cothromas diúltach (negative equity)

  • Bhlagáil (blogging)

  • Micreabhlagáil (microblogging)

  • Ciste Airgeadaíochta Idirnáisiúnta (IMF)

  • Sásra Cobhsaíochta Eorpach (European Stability Mechanism)

  • An trasdul digiteach (the digital switchover)

  • Cibearspás (cyberspace)

  • Cibearbhulaíocht (cyberbullying)

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