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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jul 2021 9:14 am 
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How would I say: The Spaniards know how to party.
I mean in a general sense of enjoyment like at Fiestas.
Secondly, I am sure you know the expression" to go on the tear". Does this come from Irish? If so, what is its' form? Is it solely alcohol-related? GRMA

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jul 2021 11:01 am 
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I don't know the exact answer, but you could look at the word ragairne: https://www.teanglann.ie/ga/fgb/ragairne But in any case it would be interesting to know the latest word used in the strong Gaeltacht areas.


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jul 2021 9:15 pm 
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Like David said: Ragairne.


On the tear =
"US, informal. : having great success over a period of time The team has been on a tear in recent weeks."
No, in Ireland it always means going out to get drunk. Binge drinking.

Teanglann:
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/eid/booze

Ar an ól - That is a common expression. It is even found in Hiberno-English - "on the drink", maybe less in a party sense though.

Teanglann:
https://www.teanglann.ie/en/eid/binge

on a binge - ar an gcaor. It's not an expression I've heard myself.


I don't think there is a better word for partying than "craic". Whatever you consider yourself as fun, it doesn't have to include drinking at all.
Always a noun I think.
Tá a fhios acu cá'il an craic. Is maith leo an craic. Is deas píosa craic.


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