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How To Say – “Whiskey” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

Did you know that the word “whiskey” is actually an Anglicisation of the first word in the Gaelic phrase “uisce beatha” meaning “water of life”? This phrase is also a translation of the Latim term “aqua vitae” (describing distilled spirits during the Middle Ages).

Now that you learned a little bit of the phrase’s history, why don’t you use our Irish pronunciation video and learn how to say “Whiskey” in Irish Gaelic?

As many Irish words, there is more than one way to say “Whiskey” using the Irish language.

How To Say – “Whiskey” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

uisce beatha
/ish-ka ba-ha/
whiskey (water of life)


or /puh-teen/
poteen, homemade whiskey

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