Pota Focal Intergaelic
aoi | faob | faod | faoil | faoin
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fána fánach fanacht fanaile fánaíocht fann faobhar faoi faoileán faoiseamh faoistin faomh faomhadh faopach farantóireacht faraor farasbarr farraige fás fásach fáscadh
faoi
PREPOSITION
under
a physical object
an cat faoin chathaoir
the cat is under the chair
cuir faoin tábla é
put it under the table
faoi
PREPOSITION
about
a topic
bhí siad ag caint fúmsa
they were talking about me
leabhar faoi chúrsaí grá
a book about love
faoi
PREPOSITION
by
a time point
beidh imithe faoin am sin
I'll be gone by that time
tarlóidh faoi Nollaig
it will happen by Christmas
faoi
PREPOSITION
up to
decision
is fút féin atá
it is up to you
fág fúm féin é
leave it up to me
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[duine] in amhras faoi [rud]
[somebody] doubts/suspects [something]
faoi ascaill [duine]
under [somebody's] arm
tháinig agus leabhar faoina ascaill aige
he arrived with a book under his arm
faoi bhrú
under pressure
faoi bhrú an-mhór faoi láthair
I am under a lot of pressure right now
[A] faoi chomaoin ag [B] (as [rud])
[A] is indebted to [B] (for [something])
go mór faoi chomaoin agat as an tacaíocht a thug dom
I am much indebted to you for the support you've given me
faoi bhláth
in flower
in full bloom
faoi bhun
OPPOSITE: os cionn
under
below
faoi bhun [ruda]
under [something]
below [something]
páistí faoi bhun deich mbliana d'aois
children under the age of ten
faoi chaibidil
being dicussed
cad atá faoi chaibidil anocht?
what are we talking about tonight?
faoi cheann
PREPOSITION
under
faoi choinne
for
faoi choinne [ruda]
for the purpose [of something]
ag ullmhú faoi choinne an scrúdaithe
I am preparing for the exam
seo iad na cáipéisí faoi choinne an chruinnithe
these are the documents for the meeting
faoi chom
undercover
underground
secret
gníomhartha faoi choim
undercover activities
coireacht faoi choim
the criminal underworld
faoi choim [ruda]
under the cover of [something]
faoi choim na hoíche
under the cover of the night
faoi deara
tugann [duine] [rud] faoi deara
[somebody] notices [something]
thug an botún faoi deara
I noticed the mistake
ar thug faoi deara go bhfuil imithe?
have you noticed that she is gone?
faoi dhéin
PREPOSITION
underneath
faoi dheireadh
finally
an obair críochnaithe agam faoi dheireadh
I have finally finished the work
faoi dheireadh thiar thall
at long last
críochnaíodh an tionscadal faoi dheireadh thiar thall sa bhliain 2004
the project was finished at long last in 2004
faoi láthair
at present
right now
gnóthach faoi láthair
I am busy right now
sochaí an iarthair faoi láthair
contemporary western society
faoi smacht
under control
an fhadhb faoi smacht agam
I have the problem under control
cuireann [duine] [rud] faoi smacht
[somebody] puts [something] under control
faoi rún
in secret
confidential
eolas faoi rún
confidential information
faoi rún daingean
top secret
tabhair faoi
start
set about
launch into
tugann [duine] faoi [rud]
[somebody] starts [something]
tugaimis faoin obair anois
let's start the work now
thug faoin aiste agus bhí críochnaithe agam i gceann dhá uair an chloig
I got down to writing the essay and I had it finished in two hours
raibh am ceart agam le tabhairt faoi go dtí seo
I hadn't had any proper time to get down to it until now
thart faoi [rud]
around [something]
éirím thart faoi a hocht a chlog
I usually get up around eight o'clock
STAITISTICÍ · STATISTICS
Is é faoi an 21ú focal is minice úsáid sa Ghaeilge. Tagann sé chun cinn uair amháin i ngach 228 focal.
Faoi is the 21th most frequently used word in Irish. It occurs once in every 228 words.
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go deimhin, ceisteanna go leor nár freagraíodh go fóill, go háirithe na cinn faoi fhoirgneamh a seacht
indeed, there are still some unanswered questions, expecially those about building seven
an aimsir amháin faoi deara é
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it's not just the weather's fault
admhálacha faighte faoi bhagairt foréigin
admissions obtained under threat of violence
d'fhéadfadh an beart a bheith críochnaithe faoi cheann bliana
the plan could be finished in six years
chuaigh faoi agallamh le haghaidh poist
I went for a job interview
aiféala orm faoi na rudaí a rinne i mo shaol
I regret the things I've done in my life
leanann ar aghaidh mar sin, beidh marbh faoi 50
if you continue like that, you will be dead by 50
chláraigh faoi ainm bréige
she registered under a fake name
na fadhbanna cloíte againn faoi dheireadh
we have finally overcome the problems
scéal faoi chailín beag a théann isteach sa choill
a story about a little girl who goes to the wood
coimeádann na cáipéisí i dtarraiceán faoi ghlas
she keeps the documents locked in a drawer
rud a choimeád faoi rún
to keep something secret
meitreo a chuirtear ar an traein faoi thalamh
an underground train is called a metro
an bhfuil dáiríre faoi?
are you serious about it?
is cuma liom faoi na miondifríochtaí teicniúla
I don't care about the small technical diffrences
an téacs faoi chló trom
the text is in bold
an téacs faoi chló iodálach
the text is in italics
is cuma leo faoi na teorainneacha treallacha a leag an Bhreatain síos san Mheán-Oirthear
they don't care about the arbitrary borders laid down by Britain in the Middle East
Eolas faoi rún é seo.
This is confidential information.
Scríobh cuimhní cinn faoi champaí báis na Naitsithe.
He wrote memoirs about Nazi death camps.
Leanaí faoi bhun deich mbliana d'aois.
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Children under ten years of age.
Ó, Cré na Cille le Máirtín Ó Cadhain ar siúl ann faoi láthair.
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
Oh, Cré na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain is playing there at present.
Labhraím beagáinín Fraincise agus ag foghlaim Spáinnise faoi láthair.
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
I speak a little French and I am learning Spanish at present.
m'fhear dífhostaithe faoi láthair.
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
My husband is unemployed at present.
ag déanamh cúrsa ar an gCeathrú Rua faoi láthair.
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
He is doing a course in An Cheathrú Rua at present.
Is mic léinn iarchéime féin agus Gráinne. Céard fúibhse?
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
Gráinne and I are post-graduate students. What about you?
Céard fútsa, a Liam?
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
What about you, Liam?
ag tóraíocht post nua faoi láthair.
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
I am seeking a new job at present.
Níl ag obair faoi láthair. dífhostaithe.
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
I am not working at present. I am unemployed.
ag coinneáil ag imeacht, a Pháidín. Céard fútsa?
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
I am keeping going, Páidín. What about yourself?
An bhfuil pian ort anseo? Céard faoi anseo?
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
Do you have a pain here? What about here?
an stiúrthóir ag freastal ar chruinniú faoi láthair
the director is attending a meeting at the moment
níorbh é Milosevic amháin faoi ndear gach coir in aghaidh na daonnachta a tharla tráth titim as a chéile don Iúgslaiv
Milosevic was not solely responsible for every crime against humanity that happened while Yugoslavia was falling apart
faoi 1865 bhí úinéaracht daoine in aghaidh an dlí in gach ceann de na Stáit Aontaithe
by 1865, owning people was against the law in each of the United States
go hiomlán faoi smacht agam
I have it completely under control
is cuma sa diabhal liom faoi na pictiúir!
I don't bloody care about the pictures!
faoi bhrú an-mhór
I am under a lot of pressure
mór an doras a chur faoi ghlas gach oíche
the door must be locked every night
mór na hiarratais a bheith istigh faoi mheán lae
the applications must be in by midday
an pobal Giúdach an-chorraithe faoi seo
the Jewish community is very concerned about this
faoi scáth na gcrann
under the shade of the trees
buartha faoi shláinte an linbh
I am worried about the baby's health
bhí ag tabhairt amach faoi na fuinneoga briste
she was giving out about the broken windows
Bhí an t-airgead ídithe faoi dheireadh na míosa.
The money was gone by the end of the month.
An raibh an ceart ag Darwin faoin éabhlóid sa dúlra?
Was Darwin right about evolution in nature?
Cuirtear meitreo ar thraein faoi thalamh.
An underground train is called metro.
Is breá liom bheith amuigh faoin aer.
I love being out in the open air.
Roghnóidh muid contae éigin, abair Maigh Eo, agus déanfaidh muid clár faisnéise faoi.
We'll select a county, say Mayo, and do a documentary about it.
Theastaigh uaim é a bheith faoi smacht agam.
I needed to have it under control.
an páiste faoin tábla.
The child is under the table.
Cad fútsa?
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What about yourself?
Céard faoi rud eicínt a cheannacht i siopa Standúin i gCeardlann an Spidéil?
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What about buying something in Standún's Shop or in the Craft Village in An Spidéal?
Céard faoin gceann seo?
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What about this one?
Rith an cat faoin ngeata.
Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, Routledge, 2008
The cat ran under the gate.