What do the Irish call the English

English people, the


Born in England, Scott speaks an interesting mixture of British and American English after his long Hollywood career, but he still feels most at home in his home town of London, where he has his office in the Soho district. [Süddeutsche Zeitung, November 30, 2017]

The English, Scots, Irish and Welsh already have a supranational identity - they are British.

Ever since Mel Gibson slaughtered countless Englishmen as the blue-faced Scot in the action film »Braveheart«, everyone knows what face paint was once used on the island. [Der Spiegel, 08/14/2006 (online)]

The awareness of Welsh otherness is much more culturally based, with language playing a crucial role. In addition, the proportion of native English people - around a quarter of the approximately three million inhabitants of Wales - is far higher than in Scotland. [Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 07/27/2006]

Before the opening match between Brazil and Scotland, thousands of supporters from both camps did not receive their tickets that were supposedly ready to be picked up in Paris. More than 23,000 fans in Japan, 40,000 Englishmen and Scots and several thousand Belgians experienced something similar before leaving for France. [Der Tagesspiegel, 06/11/1998]

colloquial residents of Great Britain; someone who is (originally) from Great Britain

Synonymous with British


with adjective attribute: a native of England

as a genitive attribute: the English's image of Germany


Another phenomenon could also occur with Brexit: British people who moved to the Isle of Man to live in a UK that was not spoiled by the EU could be thinking of returning. [Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 04.10.2016]

While the English were also the first to discover Mallorca in the 1950s, today they are clearly in second place behind the Germans in terms of numbers, followed notably by a rather large Scandinavian cohort. [Welt am Sonntag, 05.04 .2015]

The decisive factor here is the agreement of September 12, 1944, in which the zones of occupation were determined, Berlin was expressly excluded from the eastern zone and subjected to a "special system of occupation". Both sides kept these agreements after the end of the war: the Americans by evacuating the part of the Soviet zone occupied by them, the Soviets by surrendering West Berlin to the Americans, British and French. [Der Spiegel, July 1st, 1968]