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Monday Night Irish Class, June 22, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 22ú lá Mí na Mheiteam 2015

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  • Is feárr lúbadh ná briseadh.
    Better to bend than to break.

    lúbadhbend
  • Is feárr rith maith droch seasamh.
    Better to run well than stand badly [Live to fight another day]

  • Gáire maith agus codladh fada an dá leigheas is feárr ag an doctíur.
    The two best medicines the doctor has are good laughter and long sleep

    leigheascure, remedy, medicine
  • Nuair atá an t-ól istigh atá an chiall amuigh.

    ciallsense, sanity
    2nd atá should be simply
  • Is feárr leath-bhuilín ná a beith gan arán.
    Better half a loaf than being without bread

    builínloafm4
  • Is feárr éan ar do láimh ná dá éan ar an gcraobh. Better a bird on your hand than two birds on the branch.

  • Éist let glór na abhainne is gheobhaidh tú breach.
    Listen to the voice of the river and you will get trout.

    abhainnriver
    breactrout
  • Is minic a bhris béal duine a shrón. A person's mouth often breaks his nose

  • Ritheann uisge domhain go ciúin. Deep water runs quietly.

  • Is feárr go deireannach ná go bráth.
    Better late than at judgement day [i.e. never]

    deireanachlast, late
    bráthday of judgement, doomsday
  • Nuair is mó spóirt is cóir stad de.
    When the fun is greatest the stop [end] is near [Quit while you are ahead]

    spóirt
    cóirjustice, equity, duef3
    cóirnearness, proximity
    de chóirnear
    stadstop, halt

CRÚBA NA CINNIÚNA

le Áine Uí Fhoghlú

Fuadach (tuilleadh) — "seizure/abduction/kidnapping (continued)"

Bhí tuairim is leathmhíle slí curtha di aici agus í díreach ag teacht i dtreo lúb an bhóthair nuair a chuala sí carr ag teacht óna cúl. Mhoilligh an t-inneall agus lean Siobhán ag siúl. Mhoilligh sé arís agus as cúinne a súile chonaic sí go raibh sé tarraingthe suas taobh léi. D'fhéach sí ina threo. Carr dath fíona a bhí ann. Déantus Mazda. Cláruimhir D ach sin ar thug sí faoi deara ina thaobh. Beirt fhear istigh ann. D'ísligh an tiománaí a fhuinneog agus i gcanúint Bhaile Átha Cliath labhair sé léi: "Gabh mo leithscéal" ar seisean agus léarscáil den gceantar ina lámh aige. "An bhféadfá a rá linn cá bhfuilimid? Táimid ag iarraidh teacht ar Bhaile na Coille ach measaim gur thógamar an casadh mícheart in áit éigin." Chrom Siobhán ina threo agus d'fhéach ar an léarscáil gan mórán aird a thabhairt ar an bhfear féin. Leag sí a méar ar an spota ina raibh siad anois agus thaispeáin dó cár imigh sé ar strae. "Má chasann tú siar agus dul ar ais chomh fada leis an gcrosaire...." Ní raibh seans aici an abairt a chríochnú nuair a bhraith sí lámha garbha á tarraingt is á stracadh isteach sa charr. An paisinéir tar éis léimt amach de phreab agus anois bhí greim gharbh aige uirthi agus é á brú is á sá isteach ar an gcúl suíochán. D'úsáid Siobhán a huillinneacha air agus thug sí cúpla cic dó sna cosa ach níorbh aon mhaith di é mar bhí sé ro-láidir di. "Scaoil liom, scaoil liom! Cad atá a dhéanamh agat?" a scread sí ach chuir sé a lamh go daingean thar a béal. Bhain sí greim as a lámh. Bhéic seisean. D'éirigh sé crosta agus níos gairbhe. Thosaigh ag eascaini [45] léi. I bpreabadh na súl bhí an doras plabtha agus bhí an carr ag tiomáint leis ar lán luas. Ar éigean gur fhéad Siobhán a hanáil a tharraingt. Bhí a haghaidh brúite leis an suíochán. Meáchain trom an fhir anuas uirthi. A ghlúine ag brú ar a droim. Bhí a lámha á dtarraingt aige go dtí gur cheap Siobhán go scarfaidís óna guaillí. "Fan socair, a chailín, nó is duit is measa." A ghuth garbh agus boladh a anála gránna ar thaobh a haghaidhe.

Bhí tuairim is leathmhíle slí curtha di aiciShe put in about a half mile
í díreach agteacht i dtreo lúb an bhóthair nuair a chuala sí carr ag teacht óna cúl. immediately turning in the direction back on the road when she heard a car coming from her back
Mhoilligh an t-inneall agus lean Siobhán ag siúl.the engine slowed and S continued walking
Mhoilligh sé arís agus as cúinne a súile chonaic sí go raibh sé tarraingthe suas taobh léi. It slowed again and out of the corner of her eye she saw it had pulled up beside her
D'fhéach sí ina threo. Carr dath fíona a bhí ann.She looked in its direction. The car was wine colored
ar thug sí faoi dearathat was all she noticed
Cláruimhir D ach sin ar thug sí faoi deara ina thaobh. A D on the license plate but that was all she noticed about it
D'ísligh an tiománaí a fhuinneog agus i gcanúint Bhaile Átha Cliath labhair sé léi:The driver lowered the window and in a Dublin accent said to her
léarscáil den gceantar ina lámh aige.a map of the area in his hand
An bhféadfá a rá linn cá bhfuilimid?Could you tell us where we are?
Táimid ag iarraidh teacht ar Bhaile na CoilleWe are trying reach Ballinakill/Woodstown
measaim gur thógamar an casadh mícheart in áit éigin.I consider that we took a wrong turn somewhere
Chrom Siobhán ina threo S bent in his direction
d'fhéach ar an léarscáil gan mórán aird a thabhairt ar an bhfear féin.looked at the map giving little attention to the man himself
Leag sí a méar ar an spota ina raibh siad anois She placed her finger on the spot where they were now.
thaispeáin dó cár imigh sé ar straeshowed him where he went astraycár is past of
Má chasann tú siarif you turn back
dul ar ais chomh fada leis an gcrosaire.go back as far as the cross roads
Ní raibh seans aici an abairt a chríochnú nuair a bhraith sí lámha garbha á tarraingt is á stracadh isteach sa charr. She did not have a chance to finish the sentence when she felt a rough hand pulling and dragging her into the car.á as object of verbal noun
An paisinéir tar éis léimt amach de phreab The passenger after he jumped out sprang
anois bhí greim gharbh aige uirthinow he had a rough grip on her
é á brú is á sá isteachhe was pressing and pushing herá as object of verbal noun
D'úsáid Siobhán a huillinneacha air S used her elbows on him
thug sí cúpla cic dó sna cosagave him a couple kicks in the legs
níorbh aon mhaith di é mar bhí sé ro-láidir di. it was no good for her as he was too strong for her
Scaoil liomRelease me
chuir sé a lamh go daingean thar a béal. He put his hand firmly over her mouth
Bhain sí greim as a lámh.She bit his hand
Bhéic seisean. He yelled
D'éirigh sé crosta agus níos gairbhe. He became angry and rougher
ag eascainicursing
Thosaigh ag eascaini léi. Began cursing her
I bpreabadh na súl bhí an doras plabtha in the blink of an eyes the door was slammed
bhí an carr ag tiomáint leis ar lán luas.The car was driving at full speed
Ar éigean gur fhéad Siobhán a hanáil a tharraingt.S could hardly draw a breath
Bhí a haghaidh brúite leis an suíochán.Her face was pushed into the seat
Meáchain trom an fhir anuas uirthi.a heavy weight from the man from above on her
A ghlúine ag brú ar a droim.His knee pushing on her back
Bhí a lámha á dtarraingt aige go dtí gur cheap Siobhán go scarfaidís óna guaillí.Her hands we being pulled by him so S thought her shoulders would separate
Fan socairstay still
A ghuth garbh his rough voice
boladh a anála gránna ar thaobh a haghaidhe. the offensive smell of his breath beside her face

Bhain sé rud éigin as a phóca agus bhrúigh lena droim é. Bhí sé cruaidh. Ghortaigh sé í. "Tá gunna le do dhroim agam. Is fút féin é anois. Féadfaidh tú comhoibriú [46] liom nó cuirfidh mé piléar i do dhroim. Níl ionat ach crá croí pé scéal é. B'fhearr liomsa go mór go mbeifeá as an slí ar fad." Bhí a croí ag preabadh agus í ag anáil go trom. Chas sí a haghaidh ó thaobh go taobh ag iarraidh a hanáil a tharraingt. "Fan socair!" a bhéic sé os ard ina cluas arís agus thosaigh sé ag ceangal caol a dhá lámh le ceangailtí plaisteacha mar a úsáidtear do cháblaí leictreachais. Ansin d'éirigh sé dá droim. An faoiseamh! Ach bhí na ceangailtí ag gearradh isteach ina craiceann. Ansin fuair sé cábla de shórt éigin eile agus cheangail a rúitíní le cheile. Ró- theann. Anois bhí sé seo á gortú freisin. An phian dochreidte. Dhein Siobhan iarracht í féin a dhéanamh beagán níos compórdaí ach gach uair a chorraigh sí d'éiríodh an phian níos measa. Bhí gach saghas rud ag rith trína hintinn. Cérbh iad na daoine seo ó thalamh an domhain? Cá raibh siad á tabhairt? Cad a theastaigh uathu? Cad a bhí déanta aici? Níorbh fhada gur smaoinigh sí ar eachtra an chapaill agus ar na rudaí aite go léir a bhí tar éis a bheith ag tarlú di ó shin. Rith gach saghas rud léi ag an nóiméad sin. An raibh siad chun í a mharú? An dtiocfadh éinne ar a lorg? Ar a laghad bhí a carr féin sa charrchlós ar thaobh an bhóthair. Nuair a thabharfadh Liam faoi deara nach raibh sí tar éis filleadh chuirfeadh sé glaoch ar na Gardaí. Bhi an phian chomh dona sin i gcaol a dhá lámh go raibh fonn goil uirthi. Bhi sí mar sin ar feadh tréimhse éiginnte, meabhrán ina ceann agus boladh díosail sa charr. Meabhrán ina ceann. Laige uirthi. Dorchadas. Bhí sí imithe gan aithne gan urlabhra. [47]

Is fút féin é anois.It is up to you now
comhoibriúcooperate
Féadfaidh tú comhoibriúYou can cooperate
Níl ionat ach crá croí pé scéal é.Nothing but a bad end for your anyway/You are only a nuisance anyway
B'fhearr liomsa go mór go mbeifeá as an slí ar fad.I would much prefer you would be entirely out of the way
Bhí a croí ag preabadh agus í ag anáil go trom.Her heart was pounding and she was breathing heavily
Chas sí a haghaidh ó thaobh go taobh ag iarraidh a hanáil a tharraingt.She turned her face to one side to try to draw a breath'
Fan socair!Stay still
a bhéic sé os ard ina cluas arís HE shouted in her ear again
hosaigh sé ag ceangal caol a dhá lámh le ceangailtí plaisteacha mar a úsáidtear do cháblaí leictreachais. He began to tie [slender] her two hands with plastic ties such as are used for electrical cables
Ansin d'éirigh sé dá droimThen he got up from her back
An faoiseamh!The relief
Ach bhí na ceangailtí ag gearradh isteach ina craiceann.But the ties were cutting into her skin
Ansin fuair sé cábla de shórt éigin eile agus cheangail a rúitíní le cheile. Then he got some other sort of cable and tied her ankles together
Ró-theann.Too tight.
Anois bhí sé seo á gortú freisin.Now that was hurting also
An phian dochreidte.The incredible pain
Dhein Siobhan iarracht í féin a dhéanamh beagán níos compórdaíS made an attempt to make herself more comfortable
gach uair a chorraigh sí d'éiríodh an phian níos measa.every time she moved the pain became worse
Bhí gach saghas rud ag rith trína hintinn.Every sort of thing was running through her mind
Cérbh iad na daoine seo ó thalamh an domhain?Who in the world were these people?
Cá raibh siad á tabhairt?Where were they taking her?
Cad a theastaigh uathu?What did they want?
Cad a bhí déanta aici?What had she done?
Níorbh fhada gur smaoinigh sí ar eachtra an chapaillBefore long she thought of the incident of the horse
ar na rudaí aite go léir a bhí tar éis a bheith ag tarlú di ó shin. all the strange things that were happening to her sincebhí & bheith
Rith gach saghas rud léi ag an nóiméad sin.Every sort of thing occurred to her at that moment.
An raibh siad chun í a mharú?Were they [going] to kill her?
An dtiocfadh éinne ar a lorg?Would anyone look for her?"Would anyone come in pursuit of her"
Ar a laghad bhí a carr féin sa charrchlós ar thaobh an bhóthair.At least her own car was in the parking lot on the side of the road.
Nuair a thabharfadh Liam faoi deara nach raibh sí tar éis filleadh chuirfeadh sé glaoch ar na Gardaí. When Liam would notice she was not returning he would call the police.
Bhi an phian chomh dona sin i gcaol a dhá lámh go raibh fonn goil uirthi. The pain was so bad in her wrists she felt like crying.
Bhi sí mar sin ar feadh tréimhse éiginnte.She was like that for an indefinite/uncertain period,
meabhrán ina ceann Dizziness in her head
boladh díosail sa charrdiesel smell in the car
Laige uirthishe was week"weakness was on her
Dorchadasdarkness
gan aithne gan urlabhraunconscious

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