Yesterday I stumbled upon a page containing jokes in Irish and was pleased to find that I could understand them and that I ‘got’ the jokes. Understanding humour in other languages can be quite difficult, especially when puns and plays on words are involved. When you can ‘get’ jokes in a foreign language, you know that you’ve reached quite a high level.
Here are some humour-related Irish words:
scéal grinn (funny story), cúis gháire (cause for laughter) = joke
cleas = dodge, fiddle, hoax, lark, ploy, practical joke, prank, stunt, trick
bob = hoax, practical joke, prank, trick
cleas a imirt ar, bob a bhualadh ar = to play a joke on
cleas suarach = dirty trick
ag magadh atá tú! = you’re joking!
gáire a bhaint as duine = to make somebody laugh
Do you know any sites with jokes in other languages?