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"Thanks a million" in Irish English


The phrase "thanks a million" is conspicuous in Ireland, ubiquitous.

It's a polite expression from Gaelic Irish that is made even more generous in translation.

As Gaeilge:

If speaking to one person:

If speaking to more than one person:

Go raibh míle maith agat

Go raibh míle maith agaibh

(Guh RAV mee-lə MAH a-gut) (Guh RAV mee-lə MAH a-guv)

It's a thousand thanks that sounds like "million." And "thanks a million" rolls off the tongue in Irish English, euphonious and convivial.