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mistake

1 noun incorrect or misguided action etcbotún masc1  c m umeancóg fem2  c m uhe made a mistake rinne sé botún, bhain dearmad dó, chuaigh sé amúshe admitted her mistake d'admhaigh sí go ndearna sí botún, d'admhaigh sí go raibh meancóg déanta aicito rectify mistakes botúin a cheartúyou're making a mistake tá dearmad ort, tá dul amú ort, tá breall ort she made the mistake of talking to him rinne sí an botún labhairt leis it was the biggest mistake of his life ba é an botún ba mhó dá ndearna sé riamh é 2 noun in speech or writingbotún masc1  c m umeancóg fem2  c m uearráid fem2  c m udearmad masc1  c m uhe corrected the mistakes cheartaigh sé na botúinthe essay was full of mistakes bhí an aiste breac le botúin, bhí meancóga ar fud na háite san aiste, bhí an aiste lán de dhearmaida spelling mistake botún litrithe, meancóg litrithe, earráid litrithe
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3 verb misunderstand TRANSITIVEto mistake the meaning of sth an chiall chontráilte a bhaint as rud, míthuiscint a bheith ort faoi rud 4 verb take sb/sth for sb/sth else TRANSITIVEit was mistaken for a heart attack ceapadh gur taom croí a bhí annI mistook her for my aunt cheap mé gurbh í m'aintín í
phrases

and no mistake

(also

no mistake

) informalgan bhréaggan aon amhrasgan amhras ar bithgan aon agóhe was in a pickle, and no mistake bhí sé san fhaopach, gan aon agó; bhí sé in abar, gan amhras ar bith

by mistake

trí thimpistede dhearmadde thaismeshe threw it out by mistake chaith sí amach é trí thimpiste, chaith sí amach é de dhearmad

in mistake for sth/sb

he ate one in mistake for a raisin d'ith sé ceann agus é ag ceapadh gur rísín a bhí ann

to learn from your mistakes

foghlaim ó do chuid botúnshe's learned from her mistakes d'fhoghlaim sí óna cuid botún, tá ciall cheannaithe aici

make no mistake

ná bíodh amhras ar bith orthe's clever - make no mistake about that tá sé cliste, ná bíodh amhras ar bith ort faoi sin; tá sé cliste, ná bíodh aon dul amú ort faoi sin

my mistake!

ormsa an locht!gabh mo leithscéal!gabhaim pardún!

there must be some mistake

ní fhéadfadh sé sin bheith fíorní thiocfadh leis sin bheith ceart

there's no mistaking sb/sth

there was no mistaking his fear ba léir don dall go raibh eagla airthere's no mistaking the fact that she's grown older níl aon amhras ach go bhfuil sí imithe in aois

we all make mistakes

(also

everyone makes mistakes

) níl duine ar bith againn gan lochtníl saoi gan locht

you can't mistake sb/sth

he's the big tall guy, you can't mistake him eisean an fear mór ard, aithneoidh tú láithreach éyou can't mistake the sound aithneoidh tú an torann

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