Irish Vocabulary About Transportation: #1 Easy Guide

May 18, 2021

Are you all packed and ready to go? Before you get your tickets sorted, now is the best time to learn the basic Irish vocabulary about transportation. After all, it is impossible to visit the top tourist destinations without ever having to ride a traein (train), carr (car), or a bus(bus), right? To add more Irish words under your belt, we will also share some of the new words you can use to seek help with directions. Are you ready to learn this exciting language? Let's get it on!

2021 is undoubtedly the best time to challenge yourself and take on a different foreign language from your native one. Luckily, there are literally thousands of languages out there, and it is so easy to find the one you can use, whether for your promotion or just for the heck of it. According to CNBC, English is still viewed as a valuable language. Still, there are others that share almost similar popularity and significance, such as Spanish (one of the easiest), Mandarin (one of the hardest), French, Japanese, and German.

Another distinct and quickly becoming popular language in the world is the Irish (also known as Gaeilge or Irish Gaelic). Well, it comes from a European language family. Still, it somehow has an exciting way of showing its difference since it sounds exotic and very different from its cousins such as Welsh, Cornish, and Manx. But hey, just because it may sound unusual, it does not mean it is impossible to learn. The Irish language is easy, and we will that today!

 

Irish Vocabulary About Transportation

Irish Vocabulary About Transportation: #1 Easy Guide

Ah! The fantastic world of transportation! We sincerely believe that there is something truly exciting and liberating with the idea of journeying with the locals in a foreign land. Not only does a simple ride on their transport allows you to go to places, but it also gives you the chance to connect with the Irish people.

One way by which you can explore a language is by learning and memorizing a category one step at a time. This means you can add and make use of a particular set of words with confidence. As you can see from other resources, learning about transportation vocabulary is a must, so we are going to highlight here the top modes of transportation and their English translations.

The English word 'transport' can be translated into iompar in Irish. If you have ever been to Ireland, let us just clarify that this is the best place to find amazing forms of landscapes that go beyond the cities, towns, and villages! The Irish people are blessed to have such a view where you can reflect and take instagrammable shots.

The most commonly used forms of transportation by the locals are bus, taxi, and train. Luckily, you can get around the country without any worry since most of the locals can also speak the English language, which means that translation will be much easier on your end. However, where is the fun in that if you can use their local language, right?

Irish English 
bád boat
bus bus
carr car
eitleán Airplane
gluaisrothar motorbike
héileacaptar helicopter
leoraí truck
long ship
mionbhus minibus
rothar bicycle
tacsaí Taxi
traein train
traein faoi thalamh underground train
tram tram
veain van

As you can see from above, some of the words that the Irish use are not distinct from the English forms. This means that Irish is much easier to learn if you know English! Now that you know the essential words related to transportation, we should now move on to the directions.

 

Irish (Gaeilge) Vocabulary Words About Directions

When it comes to traveling, you can expect to find yourself in situations wherein you are lost or can't find the best way to use a country's map. Trust us, and you are not the first to experience that. In order to find the right locations, try to use the vocabulary below:

Irish English 
díreach ar aghaidh straight ahead
áit éigin somewhere
an lár the center
anseo here
ansin there
ar chlé on the left
ar dheis on the right
cóngarach do/gar do near (to)
gabh siar go back
gach áit everywhere
i bhfad ó far from
i lár in the center
in aice le next to/beside
ón taobh eile from the other side
os comhair in front of/opposite to
sa deisceart in the south
sa tuaisceart in the north
san iarthar in the west
san oirthear in the east
siúil walk
taobh thiar de/ar chúl behind
thall ansin over there
tiontaigh turn

Feeling ready to find your way to the best Irish destinations? Be the first foreigner to say these words today and see for yourself how you can instantly brighten up the locals' look! If you enjoyed this page, we highly recommend that you try to learn Irish (Gaeilge) by reading our previous posts like how to say I love you and wish someone a happy birthday!

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Irish Vocabulary About Transportation: #1 Easy Guide

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