what's the craic?

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New Member
spain spanish
Hi all,

I have heart recently this sentence: "what´s the craic"? I assume it is just a way to say 'hello' or start a conversation. But I wanted to know if it´s the same for example as "what's the story"? or means something else?

thank u!
  • agapimu

    New Member
    Spain Spanish
    Hi everyone,

    Today an Irish man explained me what it's the meaning of the expresion (In ireland) "any craic?" which the Irish people often use. It's the same that "any news?". When you have some good news they use another expression for anwering which is "the craic is ninety".


    Senior Member
    Spain and Spanish
    Hi, I heard in Ireland the setence: what's the fucking craic? and meant to say: dónde está la jodida fiesta:diversión?.

    I hope it helps.


    New Member
    hola, yo diria que "what's the craic?" es como "qué onda?" o "qué hay?" pero tmb se usa como, "it's good craic"- es/hay buen rollo.
    agapimu dijo "the craic is ninety" yo pienso q quiso decir "the craic is mighty"
    espero q te auyde.


    Senior Member
    I just discovered this term--haven't been to Ireland yet--but judging by the comments, it sounds like a rough equivalent of the word "onda" in Mexican slang.

    "Onda", or the more vulgar version "pedo", can be used in most of those contexts...

    "que onda?"
    "la onda esta que..."
    "le tiene onda..."

    Also sounds roughly equivalent to "vaina" in Central American slang.
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