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8 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘trying to talk while bawling crying’.

SOMETIMES, ENGLISH just won’t do the job.

Darach Ó Séaghdha collects examples of extremely useful Irish phrases on his Twitter account, @TheIrishFor. Here are some of the ones that English, well… simply isn’t up to.

This wonderful idiom:

This very useful description:

This lovely derivation:

And this essential:

Check out the video above for the whole selection, and follow @TheIrishFor on Twitter.

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