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on

preposition
adverb
phrases
preposition
1 preposition on surfacear prep  c m uon the ground ar an talamhto put the dinner on the table an dinnéar a chur ar an mbord on top ar bharr, ar uachtar, in uachtarput it up on top of the press cuir suas ar bharr an chófra é, cuir in airde ar an gcófra éwe're on top sinne atá in uachtar it fell down on top of me thit sé anuas ar mo cheann, thit sé sa mhullach orm piling seats on top of one another ag carnadh suíochán ar a chéile 2 preposition attached toar prep  c m uon the wall ar an mballait was hanging on the tree bhí sé ar crochadh ar an gcrann
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3 preposition supported byar prep  c m uon your knees ar do ghlúineto stand on one leg seasamh ar leathchoisto come on foot teacht de shiúl na gcos 4 preposition to say which part of body is affectedon the cheek ar an leiceannto knock sb on the head duine a chnagadh sa cheann 5 preposition when mentioning object causing injury or damagear prep  c m uto cut yourself on barbed wire tú féin a ghearradh ar shreang dheilgneach, tú féin a ghearradh le sreang dheilgneachto bump your head on a door do cheann a bhualadh faoi dhoras, do cheann a bhualadh in aghaidh doraisit caught on the string chuaigh sé i bhfostú sa sreangán 6 preposition in particular placear prep  c m uon an island ar oileánon Tory i dToraighon earth ar domhanon the corner ar an gcoirnéalon Church Street ar Shráid na hEaglaisethere's nobody on the premises níl duine ar bith san áit, níl duine ar bith faoin áit on the right (also on your right) ar thaobh do láimhe deise, ar dheis on the left (also on your left) ar thaobh do láimhe clé, ar chlé 7 preposition COMP, PUBL page, screen, web page etcar prep  c m uon the front page ar an leathanach tosaigh 8 preposition TRANSP using transportar prep  c m uthere were a lot of people on the bus bhí cuid mhór daoine ar an mbusI went on the train chuaigh mé ar an traein, thóg mé an traein 9 preposition being carried byag prep  c m uI've no money on me níl airgead ar bith agam, níl airgead ar bith liomI hadn't a penny on me ní raibh pingin i mo phóca agam 10 preposition stating day or dateon Monday Dé Luainon Monday evening tráthnóna Dé Luainon Easter Sunday Domhnach Cáscait'll finish on November 9 tiocfaidh deireadh leis ar 9 Samhainon the first Tuesday of the month ar an gcéad Mháirt den mhíshe visits on Sundays tagann sí ar cuairt Dé Domhnaigh, tagann sí ar cuairt ar an Domhnachwere you ever in Spain on a wet winter's night? an raibh tú riamh sa Spáinn oíche fhliuch gheimhridh?it happened on another occasion tharla sé uair eile, tharla sé ar ócáid eileon this occasion an iarraidh seo, an babhta seo 11 preposition with time expressionson the stroke of half-time ar bhuille leath-amato arrive dead on time teacht go díreach ag an am ceart 12 preposition about subjectar prep  c m ufaoi prep  c m ui dtaobh  c m umar gheall ara lecture on the Great Famine léacht ar an nGorta Móra book on the Celts leabhar faoi na Ceiltigh, leabhar fá dtaobh de na Ceiltighto write a thesis on the Civil War tráchtas a scríobh ar an gCogadh Catharthahe gives advice on financial problems tugann sé comhairle i dtaobh fadhbanna airgeadaisquestions on tax matters ceisteanna a bhaineann le cúrsaí cánach 13 preposition of membership of group etcar prep  c m uon the team ar an bhfoireann 14 preposition part of list etcar prep  c m uon the agenda ar an gclárwhat's on the menu tonight? céard atá ar an mbiachlár anocht? 15 preposition using piece of equipmentar prep  c m uon computer ar ríomhaireshe's on the phone tá sí ar an bhfón 16 preposition COMP, TV-RAD being broadcastar prep  c m uyou're on the air! tá tú ar an aer!to put sth on the air rud a chraoladhon the internet ar an idirlíon 17 preposition COMP, TV-RAD stored using sthar prep  c m uon compact disc ar dhlúthdhiosca 18 preposition TELECOM, MUS using services of particular companyar prep  c m uon the ... network ar líonra ... 19 preposition with phone numbersag prep  c m uar prep  c m ucontact me on extension 211 déan teagmháil liom ag folíne 211, déan teagmháil liom ar fholíne 211 20 preposition consuming food, drug etcar prep  c m uwe lived on toast as university students mar scoláirí ollscoile, bhíomar beo ar thóstawe dine on Chinese food every Friday night ithimid bia Síneach gach oíche Aoinehe's back on the cigarettes tá sé ar ais ar na toitíní, tá sé ag gabháil do na toitíní arísto be on drugs bheith ar dhrugaíto be on the booze bheith ar an drabhlás 21 preposition with moneyar prep  c m uto travel around Ireland on €30 a day taisteal thart ar Éirinn ar €30 sa láto live on a student grant maireachtáil ar dheontas mac léinnto live on less than €30 a week bheith beo ar níos lú ná €30 sa tseachtainshe's on €35,000 a year tá €35,000 sa bhliain aici; tá sí ag saothrú €35,000 sa bhliain 22 preposition to say who will payar prep  c m uthis round's on me ormsa an cur seo, ceannóidh mise an babhta seo 23 preposition using particular fuelar prep  c m uthis car runs on diesel ar dhíosal a ritheann an carr seo, díosal atá sa charr seo 24 preposition engaged in activity, especially journeyar prep  c m uon holiday ar saoireto go on a tour around the world dul ar turas thart ar an domhanshe's on a course tá sí ag freastal ar chúrsa, tá sí ag déanamh cúrsahe went on an errand for her chuaigh sé ar teachtaireacht di 25 preposition to describe statear prep  c m uon loan ar iasachton sale ar díolwhat jobs are on offer this week? cad iad na poist atá ar fáil an tseachtain seo?, cé na poist atá ag gabháil an tseachtain seo?we've plenty of coal and turf on hand just in case tá neart guail agus móna ar láimh againn ar eagla na heaglaare there enough people on hand to hold a meeting? an bhfuil go leor daoine ar fáil le cruinniú a thionól?, an bhfuil go leor daoine anseo le cruinniú a reáchtáil?he takes too much on board bíonn an iomarca idir lámha aigethe house went on fire chuaigh an teach trí thine 26 preposition to show basis or reasonar prep  c m uthe movie is based on the story of a young girl ar scéal cailín óg atá an scannán bunaitheI did it on your advice ar do chomhairle a rinne mé éon the assumption that ... ar an mbun go ...to write a report on the basis of evidence tuairisc a scríobh ar bhonn fianaiseI have it on good authority tá údar maith agam leisit's based on fact tá bun fírinne leis 27 preposition to show who or what is affectedar prep  c m uhe's working on an important document tá sé ag obair ar cháipéis thábhachtach, tá sé ag gabháil do cháipéis thábhachtachshe's working on a book tá sí ag scríobh leabhairmy words had no effect on him ní dheachaigh mo chuid cainte i bhfeidhm air ar chor ar bithdrink has a mellowing effect on him déanann an t-ól bog séimh éthere are limits on how big it can be tá teorainneacha le cé chomh mór agus is féidir leis bheith 28 preposition informal with object of actionar prep  c m uI'd never do that on anyone ní dhéanfainn sin ar dhuine ar bith choíche 29 preposition in comparison with sthar prep  c m uthat's a 65% increase on last year's rate sin méadú 65% ar ráta na bliana seo caite, sin méadú 65% i gcomparáid le ráta na bliana seo caitethe numbers are down this year on other years thit na huimhreacha i mbliana i gcomórtas le blianta eile 30 preposition immediately after sthar prep  c m uthey were arrested on arrival in Dublin gabhadh iad ar theacht isteach go Baile Átha Cliath dóibhon seeing me, she ran into a shop chomh luath agus a chonaic sí mé rith sí isteach i siopa, a luaithe a chonaic sí mé rith sí isteach i siopaon his return nuair a d'fhill sé, ar fhilleadh dó
adverb
31 adverb continuingI could go on all day d'fhéadfainn leanúint ar aghaidh an lá ar fad, d'fhéadfainn leanúint orm an lá ar fadread on! léigh leat!meanwhile the war rages on idir an dá linn téann an cogadh ar aghaidh gan stad 32 adverb moving forward or furtherar aghaidh  c m ukeep on until you come to a big red house gabh ar aghaidh go dtí go dtiocfaidh tú a fhad le teach mór dearg, coinnigh ort go dtiocfaidh tú go dtí teach mór dearghe passed the ball on chuir sé an liathróid ar aghaidhshe plodded on threabh sí léiI'm struggling on tá mé ag strácáil liom, tá mé ag streachailt liom straight on díreach ar aghaidh further on níos faide ar aghaidh 33 adverb progressing or moving forward in timear aghaidh  c m uchun cinn  c m uit was obvious that matters had moved on ba léir go raibh cúrsaí i ndiaidh bogadh ar aghaidh, ba léir go raibh cúrsaí tar éis bailiú chun cinnas time goes on mar a théann an t-am ar aghaidh, mar a imíonn an t-amshe forgot about him as time went on lig sí i ndearmad de réir a chéile éearly on in the match i dtús an chluichewell on in September amach i Meán Fómhairhe's well on in years tá sé anonn go maith in aois, tá sé anonn go maith sna blianta later on níos deireanaí, níos déanaí, níos moillelater on in the year níos deireanaí sa bhliain, amach sa bhliainshe'll be here later on beidh sí anseo ar balllater on, he arrived home tamall ina dhiaidh sin, tháinig sé abhaile; idir sin is tráthas, tháinig sé abhaile further on níos faide ar aghaidhas you get further on in the course de réir mar a théann tú ar aghaidh leis an gcúrsa, de réir mar a théann tú chun cinn sa chúrsa from then on uaidh sin amach, as sin amach, ó shin i leithfrom that day on ón lá sin amach from there on uaidh sin amach, as sin amach, ó shin i leiththings went downhill from there on d'imigh rudaí le fána ó shin i leith from now on feasta, uaidh seo amach, as seo amachand here I am, ten years on, and ... seo mé, deich mbliana ina dhiaidh sin, agus ... 34 adverb on top of sthair  c m ukeep the lid on coinnigh an clár air 35 adverb of clothesar prep  c m uto put on a suit culaith a chur ortshe had on a green coat bhí cóta glas uirthithey've got nothing on tá siad lomnochtleave it on fág ort é 36 adverb operating (of a light, device etc) air  c m uto put the television on an teilifís a chur air, an teilifís a chur ar siúl, an teilifís a lasadhwho left the light on? cé a d'fhág an solas lasta?have you the kettle on yet? ar chuir tú air an citeal fós?, ar chuir tú síos an citeal go fóill? 37 adverb playing or performingI came on and scored a goal tháinig mé isteach agus scóráil mé cúlthere was a good band on last night bhí banna maith ag seinm aréirshe's on in every scene of this play tá sí ar an stáitse i ngach mír den dráma seo, tá sí páirteach i ngach mír den dráma seo 38 adverb being broadcast etcar siúl  c m uthe play is on all this week tá an dráma ar siúl an tseachtain seo ar fadwhat's on TV tonight? cad é atá ar an teilifís anocht? 39 adverb happeningar siúl  c m uwhat's on tonight? cad atá ar siúl anocht?, cad é atá ar bun anocht?there's a lot on at present tá cuid mhór ag tarlú faoi láthair, tá cuid mhór ag titim amach faoi láthair, tá cuid mhór ag dul ar aghaidh faoi láthairthe match is on already tá an cluiche tosaithe cheana féin 40 adverb due to happen as plannedthe deal is still on, I believe níl aon athrú ar an socrú, creidim; tá an scéal mar a bhí, creidimparty Saturday night - are you on for it? tá cóisir ar na bacáin d'oíche Shathairn - an mbeidh tú ann?are you still on for the trip to Scotland? an bhfuil tú fós ag iarraidh dul ar an turas go hAlbain?, an bhfuil tú i bhfách leis an turas go hAlbain go fóill?I'm not on for it on this occasion fágtar mise as an scéal an iarraidh seo 41 adverb on dutyar dualgas  c m uwhich doctor is on this weekend? cén dochtúir atá ar dualgas an deireadh seachtaine seo?I'm on tonight beidh mé ag obair anochthe doesn't come on until 10:00 today ní thosaíonn sé ag obair go dtí 10:00 inniu 42 adverb available to buyar fáil  c m uar tairiscint  c m uwhat special deals are on this week? cad iad na margaí speisialta atá ar fáil an tseachtain seo?is the lobster still on tonight? an bhfuil an gliomach ar fáil fós anocht? butter is on at €2.50 per pound (also butter is on for €2.50 per pound) tá im le fáil ar €2.50 an punt; tá im le ceannach ar €2.50 an puntthis house is on for €450,000 is féidir an teach seo a cheannach ar €450,000
phrases

to be on about sth

(also

to go on about sth

) informal he's always on about his big house bíonn sé ag síorchaint faoina theach mór, níl as a bhéal ach a theach mórwhat are you waffling on about? cad é an ghlafaireacht atá ort?, cén seamsán é sin agat?

to be on at sb

(also

to go on at sb

, to keep on at sb

) informal bheith ag gabháil do dhuinehe's always on at me about my friends bíonn sé ag gabháil dom de shíor faoi mo chairde, bíonn sé do mo chrá de shíor faoi mo chairde

to be on to sb

informal labhairt le duinehe was on to me about the local young lads labhair sé liom faoi ógánaigh na háiteI've been on to her on the telephone bhí mé ag caint léi ar an nguthán

to be on to sb/sth

informal fáil amach faoi dhuine/rudhe's on to the fact that I saw you yesterday fuair sé amach go bhfaca mé inné thú, tá a fhios aige go bhfaca mé inné thúthe police are on to them tá na póilíní ar an eolas fúthu

to have a lot on

(also

to not have much on

, to have too much on

) bheith gnóthachgo leor a bheith idir lámha agat

not on

that's not on! níl sé sin ceart ná cóir!

on your face

she had a big smile on her face bhí aoibh mhór an gháire uirthi, bhí aoibh mhór an gháire ar a gnúishe has a glum look on his face tá dreach gruama airhe was standing there with a vacant look on his face bhí sé ina sheasamh ansin agus cuma bhómánta air

on and off

(also

off and on

) anois agus arísó am go chéile

on and on

ar aghaidh agus ar aghaidhthe stars stretch on and on síneann na réaltaí leo gan stad

what is sb on?

informal what are you on? céard faoi Dhia atá ort?, cad é faoin spéir atá cearr leat?

what is sb on about?

informal 1 what does sb mean?is this what you're on about? an é seo an rud atá i gceist agat?, an é seo an rud atá tú a mhaíomh?nobody understands what the hell you're on about ní thuigeann aon duine céard faoi sa diabhal a bhfuil tú ag caint, ní thuigeann duine ar bith cad é faoin spéir a bhfuil tú ag caint air 2 to say sb is talking nonsensewhat are you on about? cén sórt seafóide atá ort?, cén saghas raiméise é sin?, cad é an rámhaille atá ort?

you're on!

togha!scoth!bíodh sé ina mhargadh!

you're not on!

bealach ar bith!seans ar bith!

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