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difference

1 noun dissimilaritydifear masc1  c m udifríocht fem3  c m uI don't see any difference between them ní fheicim aon difear eatarthuyou wouldn't notice the difference ní thabharfá aon difear faoi deara, ní aithneofá aon difríochthe wouldn't know the difference ní bheadh a fhios aige an difear, ní aithneodh sé an difríocht, ní bheadh fios an difir aigethe age difference was obvious bhí an difear san aois an-soiléir, ba léir go raibh bearna aoise eatarthuwhat's the time difference between here and New York? cad é an difríocht ama idir seo agus Nua-Eabhrac?, cén difríocht atá san am anseo thairis Nua-Eabhrac?there was a difference in their approach bhí cur chuige eile acu, níorbh é an cur chuige céanna a bhí acu, bhí malairt cur chuige acuthere was a difference of emphasis ní raibh an bhéim ar na nithe céannathere's a difference between winning and losing a match tá difear idir cluiche a bhuachan agus cluiche a chailleadh, is mór idir cluiche a bhaint agus cluiche a chailleadh, ní mar a chéile chuige cluiche a bhuachan agus é a chailleadhthere were differences between them bhí difríochtaí eatarthu, ní raibh siad mar a chéile, níorbh ionann iadthere's no difference between them is mar a chéile iad, is ionann iad, níl difear ar bith eatarthuthere's a big difference between the two dialects is mór an difear idir an dá chanúint, is mór idir an dá chanúint, tá an dá chanúint an-éagsúil lena chéile, tá an dá chanúint éagsúil go maith, tá difríocht mhór idir an dá chanúintthey were almost the same, with the difference that they were different colours bhí siad mar a chéile ach amháin nach raibh an dath céanna orthu, ba bheag nárbh ionann iad ach an dath a bhí orthu 2 noun discrepancydifear masc1  c m udifríocht fem3  c m uthere were a couple of differences between the two reports bhí cúpla difríocht idir an dá thuairisc, bhí cúpla neamhréir idir an dá thuairisc
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3 noun MATH in sums etcdifríocht fem3  c m udifear masc1  c m ucalculate the difference between the two prices ríomh an difríocht idir an dá phraghas

differences

nouneasaontas masc1  c m uaighneas masc1  c m uthey reached an agreement despite differences over taxation tháinig siad ar chomhréiteach cé go raibh easaontas ann faoi chúrsaí cánach, tháinig siad ar chomhréiteach ainneoin aighneas a bheith ann faoi chúrsaí cánachthe ministers had differences about the budget ní raibh na hairí ar aon intinn faoin mbuiséadthey've had their differences, but they're still friends bhí corr-achrann eatarthu ach tá siad mór le chéile i gcónaíthey settled their differences réitigh siad an t-easaontas a bhí eatarthu, rinne siad síocháin, tá siad ag tarraingt le chéile arís
phrases

to make a difference

difear a dhéanamhdifríocht a dhéanamhit makes a big difference déanann sé difear mór, is mór an difríocht é

to make all the difference

difear an domhain a dhéanamhan-difear a dhéanamhan-difríocht a dhéanamhadding a little salt makes all the difference déanann gráinnín beag salainn difear an domhain, is mór an difríocht a dhéanann gráinnín beag salainn

to make little difference

(also

to make no difference

, to make little or no difference

) the weather makes little difference to us is cuma linne faoin aimsir, ní chuireann an aimsir aon mhairg orainneit made little difference ní dhearna sé difear ar bith, ba é an dá mhar a chéile é, ní dhearna sé pioc difir

to make up the difference

an difear a dhéanamh suasan bhris a thabhairt isteachthe taxpayer has to make up the difference bíonn ar an gcáiníocóir an difear a dhéanamh suas, bíonn ar an gcáiníocóir an reicneáil a íoc

to split the difference

1 divide remaining sum equallyan difear a roinntan difear a scoilteadhlet's split the difference roinnimis eadrainn é, scoiltimis é 2 compromiseteacht ar chomhréiteachteacht ar chomhshocrúthey had to split the difference bhí orthu teacht ar chomhréiteach

to tell the difference

he couldn't tell the difference between them ní fhaca sé difear ar bith eatarthu, níor léir dó aon difríocht eatarthu, ní raibh sé in ann ceann a aithint ón gceann eile, ní raibh sé ábalta dealú a dhéanamh eatarthu

with a difference

as an ngnáthneamhghnáchar leithhe wanted a holiday with a difference saoire as an ngnáth a bhí uaidh, theastaigh saoire ar leith uaidh, bhí cineál eile saoire uaidh

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