Pota Focal Intergaelic
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caimiléireacht cáin cáineadh cainéal caingean cáiníocóir cainneann caint cainteoir cáipéis caipín caipiteal caipitleachas caipitlí cairde cairdeagan cairdeas cairdiach cairdín cairdinéal cairdinéalta
caint
FEMININE NOUN
speech
talk
caint an Uachtaráin
the President's speech
an iomarca cainte
too much talk
maith liom a chuid cainte
I don't like his talk
I don't like what he says
chuaigh muid i mbun cainte
we started to talk
we stroke up a conversation
chuir caint ar mhuintir na háite
I talked to the local people
is deacair caint a bhaint as
it is hard to make him talk
caint
VERBAL NOUN
speaking
talking
ag caint
I am speaking
beidh ag caint leat arís
I'll be talking to you again
is breá liom bheith ag caint le daoine
I like talking to people
maith liom bheith ag caint go poiblí
I don't like speaking in public
bhí siad ag caint fúmsa
they were talking about me
Foirmeacha gramadaí
Grammatical forms
caint
FEMININE NOUN
GENITIVE SINGULAR
cainte
NOMINATVE PLURAL
cainteanna
GENITIVE PLURAL
cainteanna
STAITISTICÍ · STATISTICS
Is é caint an 138ú focal is minice úsáid sa Ghaeilge. Tagann sé chun cinn uair amháin i ngach 1,744 focal.
Caint is the 138th most frequently used word in Irish. It occurs once in every 1,744 words.
Samplaí gaolmhara
Related examples
b'ionann a chaint agus admháil lom nach bhfuil fios a ghnó féin aige
what he said was tantamount to a clear admission he doesn't understand his own job
cheapfá óna gcuid cainte go raibh siad ag bualadh craicinn gach oíche
you'd think from their talk that they had sex every night
a chuid cainte
his talk
chuir an múinteoir na daltaí ag caint
the teacher made the students talk
cuma na fírinne ar do chuid cainte
what you're saying seems true
bhí a chuid cainte rud beag doiléir
his talk was a little obscure
níor thuig gach focal ach thuig éirim na cainte
I didn't understand every word but I understood the gist of the talk
cuideoidh na habairtí samplacha leat na focail a fhí isteach i do chuid cainte go nádúrtha
the example sentences will help you to weave the words naturally into your own speech
maith liom a chuid cainte.
I don't like his talk. I don't like what he says.
An raibh ag éisteacht le caint an Uachtaráin?
Were you listening to the President's speech?
fáilte romhaibh ar ais. Ar an chlár inniu ag caint le Aoife Loideáin.
Éamonn Ó Dónaill: Turas Teanga, RTÉ/Gill & Macmillan, 2004
Welcome back. On the programme today I am talking to Aoife Loideáin.
Bhí muid díreach ag caint fút.
Éamonn Ó Dónaill: Turas Teanga, RTÉ/Gill & Macmillan, 2004
We were just talking about you.
Slán leat, a Shiobhán. Beidh ag caint leat amárach.
'Gaeilge gan Stró!', Beginners Level, ranganna.com
Goodbye, Siobhán. I'll be talking to you tomorrow.
ina ceap cainte ag an mbaile.
She is the talk of the town.
Traidhfil blianta ó shin, bhíothas ag caint ar bhreacadh úr do na meáin chumarsáide.
'Beo!', beo.ie
A few years ago people were talking about the dawning of a new age for the media.
Bíodh ciall agat agus fág an cineál sin cainte le ag duine inteacht eile.
Séamus Ó Grianna: Caisleáin Óir, eag. Niall Ó Dónaill, Cló Mercier, 1976
Be sensible and don't say such things.
bheadh gar domhsa duitse a bheith ag caint leo.
Séamus Ó Grianna: Caisleáin Óir, eag. Niall Ó Dónaill, Cló Mercier, 1976
There'd be no point for you or me talking to them.
Bhí chomh maith a bheith ag caint leis an ghealach le a bheith ag caint leis.
Séamus Ó Grianna: Caisleáin Óir, eag. Niall Ó Dónaill, Cló Mercier, 1976
You could just as well be talking to the moon instead of talking to him.
Ach bhfuil ag caint?
Séamus Ó Grianna: Caisleáin Óir, eag. Niall Ó Dónaill, Cló Mercier, 1976
But what am I saying?
Ba chóir duit bheith ag caint le do mhacasamhail féin eile.
Séamus Ó Grianna: Caisleáin Óir, eag. Niall Ó Dónaill, Cló Mercier, 1976
You should talk to people of your own social standing.
Tháinig fhad cainte .
Séamus Ó Grianna: Caisleáin Óir, eag. Niall Ó Dónaill, Cló Mercier, 1976
He got close enough to him to talk.
Síleann an cineál seo cainte a bheith iontach ag mo leithéidse.
Séamus Ó Grianna: Caisleáin Óir, eag. Niall Ó Dónaill, Cló Mercier, 1976
You think it's strange for me to talk like that.
Níl gar a bheith ag caint.
Séamus Ó Grianna: Caisleáin Óir, eag. Niall Ó Dónaill, Cló Mercier, 1976
There's no point saying anything.
las toitín úr agus thosaigh ag caint
he lit up a fresh cigarette and started to talk
saoirse cainte
freedom of speech
tharla go raibh muid ag caint fútsa díreach nuair a tháinig isteach
we happened to be talking about you just when you came in