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determiner
1 determiner with singular countable nounshe had a girl bhí cailín aicia man came in tháinig fear isteachI need a knife and fork tá scian agus forc ag teastáil uaimeat an apple ith úllafter an hour tar éis uair an chloigan R R 2 determiner in generalisationsa cat is very independent bíonn an cat an-neamhspleách
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3 determiner with uncountable noun qualified by adjective or clauseit's a terrible shame is mór an náire éit's a sad day is brónach an lá é 4 determiner expressing profession, status, nationality etcshe's a painter is péintéir í 5 determiner with noun in appositionthe manager, a great woman, is out sick tá an bainisteoir, bean iontach, amuigh tinn 6 determiner expressing non-specific quantitya bit of a hurry beagán deifrethere are a couple of reasons for this tá cúpla fáth leis seo 7 determiner meaning 'one': with expressions of weight, numbers, etca kilogram of tomatoes cileagram trátaía hundred miles away céad míle ar shiúl 8 determiner in expressions of weight in relation to quantityan  c m u15 euro a metre 15 euro an méadar 9 determiner expressing speedsa  c m u80 kilometres an hour 80 ciliméadar san uair 10 determiner with day of the week, festival, seasona Monday Luan 11 determiner meaning 'per' expressing frequencysa  c m uin aghaidh an5 days a week 5 lá sa tseachtain, 5 lá in aghaidh na seachtainetwice a day dhá uair sa lá, dhá uair in aghaidh an lae25 days' holidays a year 25 lá saoire sa bhliain, 25 lá saoire in aghaidh na blianado three at a time déan trí cinn ag an am céanna, déan trí cinn in éineacht, déan trí cinn le chéile 12 determiner with noun derived from verba banging on the wall bualadh ar an mballaa ringing of bells bualadh clog 13 determiner with 'what', 'rather', 'such'a leithéid dewhat a racket! a leithéid de réabadh!how did you get such a low mark? conas a fuair tú marc chomh híseal sin? 14 determiner with namesshe's a Kennedy on her mother's side Cinnéideach í ar thaobh a máthar, Cinnéideach í ó thaobh a máthar dehe fancies himself as a James Bond ceapann sé gur James Bond ceart críochnaithe éI met a friend of yours, a Pól de Búrca bhuail mé le cara leat, fear darbh ainm Pól de Búrca 15 determiner with work of art, film, brandshe bought a Picasso cheannaigh sí saothar de chuid Picasso

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noun
1 noun letterA  c m ua  c m uthe letter A an litir Athe 'a' is missing tá an t-'a' ar lárthere's a fada on the 'a' tá fada ar an 'a' 2 noun MUS note, keyA  c m ucan you play it in A? an féidir leat é a sheinm in A?the key of A gléas Aan air in A flat fonn in A maolan air in A major fonn i mórghléas Aan air in A minor fonn i mionghléas Aan air in A sharp fonn in A géar
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3 noun position in list, sequence, ranking etcA  c m uAppendix A Aguisín A 4 noun ED grade, markA  c m ushe got an A in science fuair sí A san eolaíocht 5 noun PHYSIOL blood groupA  c m ublood group A fuilghrúpa AA negative A diúltachA positive A deimhneach
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A to Z

trademark 1 noun street mapEolaí A go Z 2 noun guide to a subjecteolaí A go Zan A to Z of Irish birds eolaí A go Z d'éin na hÉireann 3 adjective in alphabetical orderA go Z

from A to Z

ó A go Z

to get from A to B

dul ó A go B

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