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Monday Night Irish Class, March 16, 2015
Irish
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Rang Gaeilge, 16ú lá Mí na Márta 2015

Seanfhocal

Bí go moch i do shuí
Is go luath i do luí
Is ní fada go mbeidh tú
Chomh saibhir le rí.
Be early in your sitting up [waking from bed]
and early in your lying down
and not long you will be
as rich as a king
Is fearr an t-ádh
ná éirí go moch.
It is better to be lucky
than to get up early.

CRÚBA NA CINNIÚNA

le Áine Uí Fhoghlú

Thíos sa tsráid thug Jazzer gach stracfhéachaint thar ghualainn. B'fhearr leis nach air féin a bheadh sé cuairt a thabhairt ar na leads san árásan ach bhí an gnáth-theachtaire ag fanacht as an slí go ceann tamaill toisc eachtra na seachtaine seo caite. Ag siúl leis i dtreo lár na cathrach gur tháinig sé chomh fada le stad bus díreach agus ceann ag teacht. Léim isteach agus an bus díreach ag tarraingt amach aris. B'shin ceann da shean- chleasanna lena chinntiú nach raibh éinne a leanacht. Thuirling sé i Sráid Uí Chonaill. Ag siúl arís. Stop beag gach re seal le féachaint isteach i bhfuinneog siopa, mar dhea. Tamall mar sin. Stracfhéachaint thar ghualainn. As cúinne a shúile anois chonaic sé fear ó tamall síos an tsráid uaidh ag stopadh le féachaint isteach i bhfuinneog siopa eile. "Damnú air! Bleachtaire." Bhí aithne ró-mhaith air féin timpeall na cathrach faoin dtráth seo. Níor cheart dó a bheith chomh gníomhach sna gnáthchúrsaí a thuilleadh. Bhi sé ró-easca dóibh é a aithint. Agus bhí sé tite i bhfeoil [35] beagán le tamall. Ní raibh sé chomh haclaí is a bhíodh. Thosaigh sé ag cur allais. Dá gcuardófaí é agus an t-ábhar á iompar aige bheadh deireadh le gach rud. Agus cé go raibh an gunna láimhe aige len é féin a chosaint, b'fhearr mura mbeadh air é a úsáid i lár na sráide plódaithe. Ní raibh aon dul as aige. Bhí sé tagtha chomh fada le hollstór ar Shráid Anraí. Isteach leis. Shnígh sé [36] isteach is amach trí na seastáin éadaí. Mo dhuine lena chois ach tamaillín taobh thiar de. Rannóg na bhfo-éadaí ban. Chaithfeadh sé roinnt píosaí deasa gnéasacha a cheannach dá pháirtnéir don Nollaig. B'fhéidir nach mbeadh fonn ar a scáthaire [37] é a leanacht isteach anseo. Agus dá ndéanfadh, bheadh se an-soiléir cad a bhí ar bun aige agus gheobhadh Jazzer radharc ceart air. B'fhearr leis na leads seo nach n-aithneofaí iad dá mb'fhéidir. "Gabh mo leithscéal, an bhféadfá cabhair a thabhairt dom le do thoil?" "Cinnte," arsa an freastalaí gealgháireach. "Cad ba mhaith leat, a dhuine uasail?" "Bhuel ba mhaith liom bronntanas Nollag a cheannach do mo chailín ach tá mé ag lorg do chomhairle murar miste leat. Ach ar dtús, bhuel, ní mór dom an leithreas a úsáid agus, bhuel...." ag ligean náire bheag air féin, "níl an t-am agam dul ar ais in airde staighre chuig an ceann poiblí." "Ó, tá sé sin ceart go leor" a deir an freastalaí, "má théann tú isteach an doras sin, síos an pasáiste thar sheomraí gléasta na mban agus an doras ar chlé thíos ag an deireadh, sin leithreas na foirne. Féadfaidh tú an ceann sin a úsáid agus beidh mise ag bailiú roinnt rudaí deasa anseo duit fad atá mé ag fanacht leat."

Thíos sa tsráid thug Jazzer gach stracfhéachaint thar ghualainnDown in the street Jazzer gave a glance every now and then over his shoulder
B’fhearr leis nach air féin a bheadh sé cuairt a thabhairtHe’d prefer that it would not be on him – that he not have to –to visit the lads ,,,ar in the sense of "obligation", "ought to"
bhí an gnáth-theachtaire ag fanacht as an slí go ceann tamaill toisc eachtra na seachtaine seo caite. But the usual messenger was staying away because of the incident last week.
Ag siúl leis i dtreo lár na cathrach gur tháinig sé chomh fada le stad bus walking in the direction of the center of the city he came as far as a bus stop
díreach agus ceann ag teachtjust as one was coming
Léim isteach agus an bus direach ag tarraingt amach aris. Jumped in and the bus was just pulling away again.
B'shin ceann da shean-chleasanna lena chinntiú nach raibh éinne a leanacht. That was one of his old tricks to be sure no one was following him
Thuirling sé i Sráid Uí Chonaill.He alighted in O'Connall Street
Ag siúl arís.Walking again
gach re sealnow and thenlit. "every other turn/while"
Stop beag gach re seal le féachaint isteach i bhfuinneog siopa,Stop every now and then to look into a shop window
mar dhea"forsooth"
Tamall mar sin. Stracfhéachaint thar ghualainn.A while then. A glance over a shoulder
As cúinne a shúile anois chonaic sé fear ó tamall síos an tsráid uaidh ag stopadh le féachaint isteach i bhfuinneog siopa eile. Out of the corner of his eye he saw a young man down the street from him looking in the window of another shop
Bhí aithne ró-mhaith air féin timpeall na cathrach faoin dtráth seo.He was too well known himself around the city at this stage
Níor cheart dó a bheith chomh gníomhach sna gnáthchúrsaí a thuilleadh. He should not be as active in the usual course of business.
hi sé ró-easca dóibh é a aithint.It was too easy for them to recognize him.
tite i bhfeoilfat, flabby[35]
bhí sé tite i bhfeoil beagán le tamall.He had gotten a little fat with time.
Ní raibh sé chomh haclaí is a bhíodh.He was not as agile as he had been
Thosaigh sé ag cur allais.He started sweating.
Dá gcuardófaí éAs if he was searched
an t-ábhar á iompar aige bheadh deireadh le gach rud. the material he was carrying would be the end of everything
cé go raibh an gunna láimhe aige len é féin a chosaintalthough he had the handgun to defend himself
b'fhearr mura mbeadh air é a úsáid i lár na sráide plódaithe. better if it were not used in the middle of crowded streets.
Níl aon dul as aigehe had no escape
Bhí sé tagtha chomh fada le hollstór ar Shráid Anraí. Isteach leis.He arrived as far as the department store on Henry Street. Inside with him.
Shnígh séhe wove[36]
Shnígh sé isteach is amach trí na seastáin éadaí.He wove in and out through the clothing racls
Mo dhuine lena chois ach tamaillín taobh thiar de.Your man was only a little step behind him
Rannóg na bhfo-éadaí ban.The womens lingerie sectionban gpl here
Chaithfeadh sé roinnt píosaí deasa gnéasacha a cheannach dá pháirtnéir don Nollaig. He would have to buy some nice sexy pieces for his partner for Christmas.
scáthaireshadower
B'fhéidir nach mbeadh fonn ar a scáthaire é a leanacht isteach anseo. Perhaps his shadower would not be eager to follow him here.
Agus dá ndéanfadh, bheadh se an-soiléir cad a bhí ar bun aige agus gheobhadh Jazzer radharc ceart air. And if pursued, it would be very clear what was he would up to and Jazzer would certainly get a good look at him.
B'fhearr leis na leads seo nach n-aithneofaí iad dá mb'fhéidir. Preferably the lads [the detectives] would not want to be recognized if possible
arsa an freastalaí gealgháireach.the server says cheerfully
tá mé ag lorg do chomhairle murar miste leat.I am looking for your advice if you don't mind
ní mór dom an leithreas a úsáidI need to use the toilet
ag ligean náire bheag air féinallowing a small disgrace on himself
níl an t-am agam dul ar ais in airde staighre chuig an ceann poiblí. I do not have time to go back upstairs to use the public one.
tá sé sin ceart go leorIt is OK
má théann túif you will go does not use the future tense,
but that is implied here
síos an pasáiste thar sheomraí gléasta na mbandown the aisle past the womens' dressing rooms
sin leithreas na foirne.that is the staff toilet.
Féadfaidh tú an ceann sin a úsáid You may use that
beidh mise ag bailiú roinnt rudaí deasa anseo duit fad atá mé ag fanacht leat. I will be collecting some nice things as long as I am here waiting for you.



cáipéisdocumentf2
allassweat, perspirationm1
ag cur allaissweating
ag bárcadh allaisdripping with sweat
ar capallon horseback
ar chapallon a horse


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