A selection of Irish words and phrases, with English meanings. The English words in this section begin with 'B'.

back (body) druim [drim]
(direction) ar ais [i-rash]

bacon muiceoil [mwikyoel]

bad olc [olk]

bag mála [maalu]

bald maol [mweeul]

bank banc [bangk]

barefoot costarnocht [kosturNokht]

barrel baraille [barili]

basin báisín [baasheen]

basket ciseán [kishaan], otherwise bascaed

beach trá [traa-y]

beard feasóg [faesoeg]

beautiful álainn [aalin]

bed leaba [labee]

bedroom seomra codlata [shoemru koLutu]

bee beach [makh]

beef mairteoil [marchoel]

before: before I go sula dtéim [hulaa jae-im] (see also front)

beginning tús [toos]

bell clog [klog], otherwise cloigín

behind (place) ar chúl [er-khool]
(motion) ar gcúl [er-gool]

believe: I believe creidim [krejim]

Belfast Béal Feirste [baeul-fershchi]

below faoi [fwee]

bend: I bend lúbaim [loobim]

I bend down cromaim síos

bent cam [kam]

beside le taobh [le-teeoo]

besides lena chois sin [lenu khosh shin]

bet geall [gyaL]

I bet a person cuirim geall le duine [Kirim-gyah le-dini]

between idir [ejir]

bicycle rothar [rohur]

big mór [moer]

bird éan [aeun]

black dubh [duv]

blanket pluid [plij]

blind dall [daL]

blow buille [bwili]

I blow séidim [shaejim]

blue gorm [gorum]

boat bád [baad]

body corp [korp]

boot buatais [booutish]

both: both boys and girls idir bhuachaillí agus chailíní [ejir wokhilee agus khaleenee]
you both sibh araon [shiv u-reeun]

bottle buidéal [bwijael]

bottom bun [bun]
(body) tóin [toen]

bowl babhla [bowlu]

box bosca [bosku]

boy buachaill [bokhil]

break: I break brisim [brishim]

breakfast bricfeasta [brikfastu]

bridge droichead [drehud]

bright geal [gyal]

broad leathan [lahun]

brother deartháir [jrihyaar]

brown donn [duN]

bus bus [bos]

but ach [akh]

buy: I buy ceannaím [kyaNeem]