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many

1. determiner large number of2. determiner used before another determiner3. adjective numerous4. pronoun lot of people or things5. pronoun expressing numbers, quantities
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1 determiner large number ofa lán  c m ugo leor  c m umórán  c m umany people are sick tá go leor daoine tinn, tá cuid mhór daoine breoite, tá lear mór daoine tinn, tá scata daoine breoitemany years ago na blianta ó shin, blianta fada ó shinon many occasions go mion minicthere weren't many people about ní raibh mórán daoine thart, is beag duine a bhí tharthow many teachers are there? cá mhéad múinteoir atá ann?, an mó múinteoir atá ann?answer as many questions as you can freagair oiread ceisteanna agus is féidir leatI can't believe you'd eat so many biscuits ní chreidim go n-íosfá an oiread sin brioscaí, ní chreidim go n-íosfá an méid sin brioscaí a good many people go leor daoine, cuid mhaith daoine, riar maith daoine many many things a lán lán rudaí, go leor leor rudaí many more i bhfad níos mó, i bhfad Éireann níos mó too many barraíocht, an iomarca, an iomad they have one too many chromosomes bíonn crómasóm amháin de bharraíocht acu, bíonn crómasóm amháin sa bhreis acuthere are only so many hours in the day níl ach méid áirithe uaireanta sa lá, níl ach a oiread seo uaireanta sa lá 2 determiner used before another determinerit lasted for many a long year mhair sé ar feadh na mblianta fadahe heard that story many a time is iomaí uair a bhí an scéal sin cloiste aige, chuala sé an scéal sin go mion minicthere's many a good teacher unemployed is iomaí múinteoir maith atá dífhostaithe, tá go leor múinteoirí maithe ann atá dífhostaithe
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3 adjective numerousthe dangers are many tá go leor contúirtí ann, is liosta le háireamh na dainséir atá ann 4 pronoun lot of people or thingsa lán  c m ugo leor  c m u'How many were there?' 'Not many.' 'Cá mhéad a bhí ann?' 'Ní mórán.'; 'Cá mhéad a bhí ann?' 'Ní raibh an oiread sin.'many of them died fuair go leor acu básthere's too many of them tá an iomarca díobh ann, tá barraíocht acu ann, tá an iomad díobh ann many more i bhfad níos mó and many more besides agus tuilleadh lena chois, agus a thuilleadh nach iad like so many before him dála iad siúd a chuaigh roimhe 5 pronoun expressing numbers, quantitiestwice as many were injured gortaíodh a dhá oireadas many as 20 came to the meeting tháinig suas le 20 chuig an gcruinniúas many as you like oiread agus is mian leat
phrases

be one too many

just one death on the roads is one too many is bás de bharraíocht é bás amháin ar na bóithre; bás amháin fiú ar na bóithre, tá sé iomarcach

to have had one too many

informal bheith ar meiscebheith óltabheith bogthahe had one too many bhí sé ar meisce, bhí braon faoin bhfiacail aige, bhí glincín sa ghrágán aige, d'ól sé braon thar an gceart

in as many days

(also

in as many hours

, in as many games

) the electricity went off three times in as many days d'imigh an leictreachas faoi thrí taobh istigh de thrí lá

many's the ...

many's the person saw the film is iomaí duine a chonaic an scannánmany's the time she came here is iomaí uair a tháinig sí anseo, is minic a tháinig sí anseo

not in so many words

'He said that?' 'Yes, but not in so many words.' 'Dúirt sé é sin?' 'Dúirt, ach ní dúirt sé go lom é.'; 'Dúirt sé é sin?' 'Dúirt, ach ní dúirt sé amach díreach é.'; 'Dúirt sé é sin?' 'Dúirt, ach ní dúirt sé glan amach é.'

many happy returns

(also

many happy returns of the day

) sláinte agus fad saoilfad saoil agus sláinte duitgo maire tú an lá

many thanks

go raibh míle maith agatmíle buíochas

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