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Vocabulary Expressions Grammar
Translations Idioms Slang y mucho ms!

Green Idioms
Irish expressions
How to Make Green Beer!
How to Pour the Prefect Guinness!
Irish Slang Dictionary
The Top 10 Irish Beers

Contents
The history of St. Patricks Day...................................................... 3
Green idioms.................................................................................... 4
How to pour the perfect pint of Guinness................................... 5
Leprechaun....................................................................................... 6
Irish Slang Dictionary..................................................................... 7
How to make Green Beer............................................................... 8
Irish expressions.............................................................................. 9
Celebrating with Beer................................................................... 12
The Top 10 Irish Beers.................................................................. 13

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The history of
St. Patricks Day


Saint Patrick is the patron
saint of Ireland. He was born in
Roman England in 387 AD and
was the son of a Christian Deacon.
At the age of 16 he was sold into
slavery by a group of Irish raiders
who attacked his village. During
his captivity in Ireland he reported
to have heard God speaking to
him in his dreams. It is believed
that this is where he first had his
epiphany of converting the Irish to
Christianity. After 6 years St. Patrick
escaped home to his family. Later,
he travelled to a French monastery
where he studied for twelve years,
before returning to Ireland to
complete his mission.
He travelled throughout Ireland,
establishing monasteries, churches
and schools to Christianize the
country. He carried out his mission
in Ireland for thirty years and died
on March 17 in AD 461. Since then,
that day has been commemorated
as Saint Patricks Day
A shamrock was used by Patrick to
explain the Mystery of the Blessed
Trinity to the Ancient High Kings of
Ireland.


San Patricio es el patrn
de Irlanda. Naci en la Inglaterra
romana en el 387 a.C. y fue hijo
de un dicono cristiano.A la edad
de diecisis fue vendido como
esclavo por un grupo de asaltantes
irlandeses que atacaron su pueblo.
Durante su cautiverio en Irlanda
manifest que haba odo a Dios
hablndole en sus sueos. Se cree
que esta fue la primera vez que
tuvo la epifana de convertir a los
irlandeses al cristianismo. Despus
de seis aos, San Patricio escap a
casa con su familia. Ms tarde, viaj
a un monasterio francs donde
estudi durante doce aos, antes
de volver a Irlanda a completar su
misin.
Viaj por toda Irlanda estableciendo
monasterios, iglesias y escuelas
para cristianizar el pas. Llev a cabo
su misin en Irlanda durante treinta
aos y muri el 17 de marzo de 461
a.C. Desde entonces, ese da ha sido
conmemorado como el da de San
Patricio.
Patricio us un trbol para explicar
el misterio de la Santsima Trinidad
a los antiguos reyes de Irlanda.

Green idioms

Verde de envidia

Green with envy


little
Sure as God made
apples

green

keeps
A hedge between
friendship green
b/
Have a green thum

fingers
lls

gi
Green around the

mething the
Give somebody/so
green light
onster
The green-eyed m
n

The rub of the gree

e me llamo .

Tan cierto como qu

tienen la
Cuentas claras man
amistad
o para las
Tener buena man
plantas
pecto
Estar plido, con as
enfermizo
ien/ algo

Dar luz verde a algu

s celos

El monstruo de lo

su lado (en
Tener la suerte de
deportes)

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You have to follow 3 steps
to pour a perfect pint of Guinness:
POUR, SETTLE and TOP IT OFF

Tienes que seguir 3 pasos para tirar una


perfecta pinta de Guinness: VERTER,
REPOSAR y LLENAR HASTA EL BORDE

1) Pour the beer at a 45 degree angle.


The angle is important for the final
appearance and presentation. You
can put the spout inside the glass,
but as the beer starts to flow, dont
allow it to touch the spout. Pour it up
to about full.

1) Vierte la cerveza con un ngulo de 45


grados. El ngulo es importante para
la apariencia final y la presentacin.
Puedes poner el cao dentro del vaso,
pero cuando la cerveza empiece a caer,
no permitas que toque el grifo. Virtela
hasta llenar unas partes del vaso.

2) Then leave it settle for about two


minutes

2) Despus djala reposar durante


unos dos minutos.

3) Once the beer has come to rest, the


third step is the most important one
to present the pint. You have to top
it up drawing a shamrock by moving
the glass in the shape of the leaf as
the beer poured. Youll see how the
trickle of beer that comes from the
spout draws the Shamrocks leaves
on the top of the froth. Try to do it
and, as its said in Ireland fill the pint
until the head is proud of the glass

3) Una vez que la cerveza ha reposado,


el tercer paso es el ms importante
para presentar la pinta. Tienes
que rellenarla dibujando un trbol
moviendo el vaso con la forma de la
hoja segn va cayendo la cerveza.
Vers cmo el chorro de cerveza
que viene del grifo dibuja las hojas
del trbol en la parte de arriba de la
espuma. Prueba a hacerlo y, como se
dice en Irlanda, rellena la pinta hasta
que la espuma est orgullosa del vaso

A leprechaun is a small, old, Irish


fairy. Leprechaun is an old
Irish word meaning
little body.
The legend says
that leprechauns
are unfriendly,
they live alone
making shoes and
they hide away all
their coins in a pot of
gold at the end of
a rainbow. When
the leprechaun
is working
making shoes,
he attracts
treasure
hunters with
the noise of
his hammer.
When the
leprechaun
is discovered,
he can be
mistreated to confess
where the pot of gold is hidden,
but the treasures hunter must
keep his eyes on the leprechaun
constantly, otherwise the
leprechaun will vanish and the
pot will never be found.

Un leprechaun es es un
pequeo y viejo duende
irlands. leprechaun
una palabra antigua
irlandesa que
significa cuerpo
pequeo.
La leyenda dice
que los leprechauns
son antipticos,
viven solos haciendo
zapatos y esconden
odas sus monedas
en una olla de oro
al final de un
arcoris. Cuando
el leprechaun
est trabajando
fabricando
zapatos,
atrae a los
buscadores
de tesoros
con el ruido
de su martillo.
Cuando el
leprechaun
es descubierto, puede ser
maltratado para que confiese
dnde est escondida la olla de
oro, pero el buscador de tesoros
debe mantener los ojos en el
leprechaun constantemente; si
no, el leprechaun desaparecer y
la olla nunca ser encontrada.

Leprechaun

Irish Slang Dictionary


If youre going to go out on Saint
Patricks Day and you want to be
as part of the green celebration
as an Irish native, you should look
up Irish words in our useful Slang
Dictionary. These are all real slang
words used by Irish people daily.

Si vas a salir el da de San Patricio y


quieres formar parte de la celebracin
verde como un irlands ms, deberas
buscar palabras en nuestro til
diccionario de jerga. Todas estas
palabras son verdadero vocabulario
irlands usado por irlandeses a diario.

IRISH

ENGLISH

SPANISH

Banjaxed

Broken

Roto

Gammy

Sore

Dolorido

Rotten/Boggin

Ugly

Feo

Knackered

Tired

Cansado

Arse

Bottom

Culo

Secundered

Embarassed

Abochornado

Secundered

Fed up

Harto

Wild

Terrible

Terrible

Ma

Mum

Mam

Da

Dad

Pap

Bad egg

Trouble maker

Alborotador

Bake

Face

Cara

Bogs

Toilets

Aseos

Chancer

Dodgy character

Poco fiable

Dander

A leisurely stroll

Paseo placentero

Eejit

Idiot

Idiota

Ages

Long time

Mucho tiempo

Hammered

Very drunk

Muy borracho

Spuds

Potatoes

Patatas

Thick

Unintelligent

Corto de mente

Starving

Very hungry

Muerto de hambre

Green Beer
Green beer exists. Yes, it
does... if you make it yourself.
Its really easy, itll only take
you a minute. Your friends
are going to freak out! Here
is simple and successful
recipe for Saint Patricks Day.
Give it a try!
Ingredients:
- One pint of beer
- One drop of green food
coloring (or two spoons
of Curaao liquor)
Preparation:

La cerveza verde existe. S,


existe...si la haces t mismo.
Es muy fcil, slo tardars
un minuto. Tus amigos van
a alucinar! Aqu tienes
una receta simple y exitosa
para el da de San Patricio.
Intntalo!
Ingredientes:
- Una pinta de cerveza
- Una gota de colorante
verde para comida (o
dos cucharadas de licor
Curaao)
Preparacin:

Put a drop of green


food colouring
(or two spoons of
Curaao liquor) into
a transparent beer
mug. Pour the beer
and...

Pon una gota de


colorante verde
para comida (o dos
cucharadas de licor
Curaao) en una
jarra transparente
de cerveza. Vierte la
cerveza y...

Drink it!! Thats all!!


Slinte!!

Bbetela!! Eso es
todo!! Salud!!

Irish expressions...

Irish
expressions

Spanish people who go


to Ireland (on holiday, to study,
or to improve their English), say
that when they arrive, they cant
understand a word of what Irish
people say. If youre thinking
about going there, dont be
scared! It only happens because
the kind of English spoken in
Ireland; it often contains native
expressions only used by Irish
people. Check out our list of
native Irish expressions. Itll help
you to survive in Irelandas well
as Irish pubs all over the world.

IRISH

Los espaoles que van a


Irlanda (de vacaciones, a estudiar
o a mejorar su ingls), dicen
que cuando llegan, no pueden
entender una palabra de lo que los
irlandeses dicen. Si ests pensando
en ir all no tengas miedo! Esto slo
ocurre por el tipo de ingls hablado
en Irlanda, que frecuentemente
contiene expresiones nativas
slo usadas por los irlandeses.
Echa un vistazo a nuestra lista de
expresiones nativas irlandesas.
Te ayudar a sobrevivir tanto en
Irlanda...como en pubs irlandeses
por todo el mundo.

ENGLISH

SPANISH

Feck all

Nothing

Absolutamente
nada

What's the craic?

Whats happening?

Qu pasa?

I'm grand

Im ok

Estoy bien

Stop taunting me ye
feckers!

Stop taunting me, you


idiots!

Parad de burlaros
de m, cabrones!

IRISH

ENGLISH

SPANISH

I Didnt Do Naaaaatin

I didnt do anything

Yo no hice nada

Dyaknowhwatimeanlike

Do you know what I


mean?

Sabes?

What about you?

How are you?

Cmo ests?

No bother

Thats not a problem

Eso no es problema

Dead on

ok, no problem

ok, sin problema

Give my head peace

Stop annoying me

Deja de molestarme

See ya

Goodbye

Adios

What are you looking


at?

Are you stearing at


me?

Me ests mirando?

Give us a feg!

Can I borrow a
cigarette?

Me das un cigarro?

Wise up

Dont be stupid

No seas tonto

IRISH

ENGLISH

SPANISH

How much is that all


together

Could I have the bill,


please?

Me trae la cuenta?

Lend us your odds!

Could I borrow some


money?

Me prestas dinero?

Ill square you up next


week!

May I pay you later?

Puedo pagarte ms
tarde?

Hes my ma's brother

That man is my uncle

Ese hombre es mi to

Do you want a swilly?

Would you like a


drink?

Quieres tomar
algo?

Hey you, come here a


minute!

May I have a word


with you?

Puedo tener unas


palabras contigo?

Hold your horses

Wait a moment

Espera un momento

Dont talk bollocks

You dont know what


youre saying

No sabes lo que
ests diciendo

Eat the head off


someone

Attack verbally

Atacar verbalmente

Acting the maggot

Playing around

Ser infiel

Celebrating with Beer


Celebrando con Cerveza


We would like to tell you a
story explaining why Saint Patricks
Day is celebrated drinking beer...
but were afraid thats not going
to be possible. Saint Patrick has
nothing to do with Irish beer.
Actually, its in no way related to
beer. In fact, he wasnt even Irish
and his name was not Patrick...
Nevermind, on the seventeenth of
March, beer is as significant as Saint
Patrick himself so lets talk about
Irish beer instead.

Nos gustara contarte una
historia explicndote por qu el da
de San Patricio se celebra bebiendo
cerveza; pero lo sentimos, no es posible.
San Patricio no tiene nada que ver con
la cerveza irlandesa. En realidad, no tiene
ninguna relacin con la cerveza. De hecho,
ni siquiera era irlands y su nombre no era
Patrick...No importa, en el diecisiete de
marzo la cerveza es tan significativa como el
propio San Patricio as que vamos a hablar de
cerveza irlandesa en su lugar.

The Top 10 Irish Beers


There are two main families of beer:
Hay dos familias principales de cervezas:
Ale beer has a stronger flavour, darker colour,
full-bodied and higher alcohol content.
La cerveza Ale tiene un sabor ms fuerte, color
ms oscuro, ms cuerpo y ms cantidad de
alcohol.
Lager beer has a softer flavour,
lighter colour, light-bodied and lower
alcohol content.
La cerveza Lager tiene un sabor ms
suave, color ms claro, menos cuerpo y
menos cantidad de alcohol.
These are the most important Irish
beers belonging to both families that
you have to try. Pay attention to the
adjectives.
Estas son las cervezas irlandesas ms
importantes pertenecientes a ambas
familias que has de probar. Presta
atencin a los adjetivos.

The Top 10 Irish Beers pt.1

1) Beamish Stout (Ale) - dense, malty, dark,


chocolaty and full-bodied
1) Beamish Stout (Ale) - densa, malteada,
oscura, chocolateada y con ms cuerpo
2) Guinness Draught (Ale) - roasted malt
and chocolate; slightly bitter
2) Guinness Draught (Ale) - malta tostada y
chocolate; ligeramente amarga
3) Guinness Extra Stout (Ale) - strong
coffee flavour; slightly bitter
3) Guinness Extra Stout (Ale) - fuerte sabor a
caf; ligeramente amarga
4) Murphys Irish Stout (Ale) - mocha
flavour; very smooth
4) Murphys Irish Stout (Ale) - sabor a moca; muy
homognea
5) OHaras Celtic Stout (Ale) - mocha flavour;
not bitter
5) OHaras Celtic Stout (Ale) - sabor a moca; no
amarga

The Top 10 Irish Beers pt.2

6) Harp (Lager) - smooth, solid and bitter


6) Harp (Lager) - homognea, slida y amarga
7) Kinsale Irish Lager (Lager) - golden colour, flowery flavour
7) Kinsale Irish Lager (Lager) - color dorado, sabor floral
8) Kilkenny Irish (Cream Ale) - toasted malt, sweet and creamy
8) Kilkenny Irish (Ale crema) - malta tostada, dulce y cremosa
9) Murphys Irish Red (Cream Ale)
- hoppy flavour touched by fruit
and caramel
9) Murphys Irish Red (Ale crema) sabor a lpulo con un toque de fruta
y caramelo
10) Murphys Irish Amber (Cream Ale)
- similar to Murphys Red but slightly
sweet
10) Murphys Irish Amber (Ale crema) similar a Murphys Red pero ligeramente
ms dulce

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