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  • irish translations

     Shane Drew updated 14 years, 9 months ago 10 Members · 30 Posts
  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:01 am

    hi folks ๐Ÿ˜€

    need to find out the irish for;

    ladies gents toilets

    thanks

    nik

  • Shane Drew

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:05 am

    wee women… wee men?

    sorry, I’ll get me coat…. ๐Ÿ˜•

  • Brian Little

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:08 am

    no Shane thats Dundonians……(people from Dundee)….gos back to the days of the jute mills when they had to go in between the machines…stunted there growth ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  • Shane Drew

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:13 am

    :lol1:

    why not just use the universal language…. sheilas and blokes!

  • Brian Little

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:29 am

    mmm niks not taking the bate shane …well have to cast out further ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:33 am

    ha-ha guys ๐Ÿ˜€

    i have tried google…but got nothing, any help please its for a job today, which ed has just told me about this morning…so major domestic on the horizon ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    thanks

    nik

  • Brian Little

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:34 am

    ill get it for you Nik i know a few irish speakers

  • Brian Little

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:38 am

    ill know buy 11 Nik ok ?

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:48 am

    cheers brian ๐Ÿ˜€

    i need all three

    ladies gents & toilets ๐Ÿ˜€

    thanks
    nik

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 11:01 am

    Nik

    this may help. I’ve typed in ‘Ladies’ and it’s given me the translation. It will do single word translations. Perhaps this might help.

    http://www.englishirishdictionary.com/dictionary

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 11:03 am

    maybe not…. bloody confusing !! ๐Ÿ˜•

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 11:06 am
    quote Marcella:

    maybe not…. bloody confusing !! ๐Ÿ˜•

    thats the one i was using marcella….. ๐Ÿ˜• lost me too ๐Ÿ˜€

    nik

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 11:35 am

    Mna – Women
    Fir – Gents
    Leitreas- Toilets
    I cant put the fadas on here, there is one over the i in fir, A fada is a – sloping upwards from left to right if that makes sense.

    Hope this is some help

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 11:45 am

    Sorry Nicola,
    The fada is over the ‘a’ in Mna, not the ‘i’ in Fir, if you want to use a sentence with those words the spelling would change, get back to me and I can give an expert a ring and get the proper translation

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    thanks a million ๐Ÿ˜€

    nik

  • Debbie Astle

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 12:22 pm

    Nik

    Gents is on this one but not ladies or womens!

    http://www.hoganstand.com/general/ident … nary/g.htm

    Debbie

  • Brian Little

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    your sorted then nik ?

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    yep thanks anyway brian ๐Ÿ˜€

    nik

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 12:33 pm
    quote Debbie Astle:

    i’ll keep the link anyway debbie cheers ๐Ÿ˜€

    nik

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 12:40 pm

    To get the accented letters, (I’ll use รฉ as an example)
    go to START
    RUN
    Type in charmap
    a little screen comes up listing all the characters in any given alphabet
    on your system (you may have to scroll font names)
    and it tells you the numeric codes for alternate letters.
    Such as รฉ = (hold down ALT key while typing 130)
    If you can’t find a character map in your system (I have Win98SE)
    type it into Google, there are some good free charmaps that are easier to see than the Windows one.
    Love…..Jill
    PS
    I find it funny that you will NEVER see “Toilets” here on a directional sign….
    far too “vulgar” for us Yanks.
    Ours say Restrooms, the Canadians’ say Washrooms.

  • Fran Hollywood

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:20 pm

    Nik

    using Alt Gr and e gives you a fada รฉ, works on รก and รญ.

    As Dimension said fada over the รก in Mnรก. He omitted to tell you that they are also called “the jacks”

    What are doing …. planning a pub crawl in Ireland and you want to make sure you get the right jack’s ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:24 pm
    quote foamcutter:

    What are doing …. planning a pub crawl in Ireland and you want to make sure you get the right jack’s ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    ye i wish it was….. ๐Ÿ˜€ no it was for a local pub who have made it all irish…so i sent ed (after our major domestic with a brush up his nose) to go and signwrite the lettering the guy wanted in the pub….he never got back until after 9……i wonder why ๐Ÿ˜‰

    thanks for the info i got it eventually ๐Ÿ˜‰

    nik

  • Fran Hollywood

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    Nik, what do expect ………… it bound to take longer when his brush is up his nose…… and two pints in each hand. Never mind the fact he had to get his head around a foreign language. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:42 pm
    quote foamcutter:

    Nik, what do expect ………… it bound to take longer when his brush is up his nose…… and two pints in each hand. Never mind the fact he had to get his head around a foreign language. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    yeh thats why the jobs still not finished yet….. :lol1: :lol1:

    nik

  • David Rowland

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:53 pm

    I suspect “Mna” must have taken a while to spell, particuly on a glass door! :lol1:

  • Lynn Normington

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:54 pm
    quote :

    ye i wish it was….. no it was for a local pub who have made it all irish…

    in scotland will you be there opening nite (:)

    Lynn

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    January 25, 2006 at 10:59 pm
    quote Lynn:

    quote :

    ye i wish it was….. no it was for a local pub who have made it all irish…
    in scotland will you be there opening nite (:)
    Lynn

    i wont be lynn tomorrow night…….but ed will be no doubt…with his cauliflower ear as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

    nik

  • Shane Drew

    Member
    January 28, 2006 at 11:03 am
    quote Jill Marie Welsh:

    I find it funny that you will NEVER see “Toilets” here on a directional sign….
    far too “vulgar” for us Yanks.
    Ours say Restrooms, the Canadians’ say Washrooms.

    Never came to terms with ‘restrooms’ when we were in the states. Restroom implies to me that you go to relax, sort of like a ‘parents retreat’ sort of thing. Washroom implies bathroom here.

    some pubs here just call it a ‘loo’ although toilets is the norm. Some of our theme parks use restroom for the parents with babies, especially the american owned ones, and you start to see ‘guest room’ appearing in some shopping centers for the changing of nappies.

    Funny how different nationalities have different views on things. Australians are acknowledged as crude and vulgar anyway, so I suppose toilet probably figures in our lingo… The japanese are usually the most embarrased when it comes to meeting the average extraverted aussie.

  • David Rowland

    Member
    January 28, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    a ‘guest room’ is normally a room within a house for friends to sleep.

    I thought in Aus, that toilets would be worded “dunnie” and the ‘ladies’ termed “Shelias” or should I set light to the cheap Crocodile Dundee movies now?

  • Shane Drew

    Member
    January 28, 2006 at 1:06 pm
    quote Dave Rowland:

    a ‘guest room’ is normally a room within a house for friends to sleep.

    I thought in Aus, that toilets would be worded “dunnie” and the ‘ladies’ termed “Shelias” or should I set light to the cheap Crocodile Dundee movies now?

    That is a spare room here mate

    Sheilas and fellas are found in the working class pubs Dave, Female and Male in the more upper class pubs, the ones that insist on the blokes wearing a shirt and shoes instead of thongs (for the feet) and blue singlets. Blokes that wear thongs (clothing) drink at a different establishment altogether ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Dunny is reserved for football grounds, motor races, or anywhere that blokes meet. You will not find many ‘sheilas’ refering to a ‘loo’ as a ‘dunny’ unless they are truck drivers or farming stock.

    For what its worth, a sheila that calls the loo a dunny would not drink at the same establishment as a bloke that wears a thong (clothing) either :lol1:

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