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tale

1 noun LIT fictional storyscéal masc1  c m ueachtra fem4  c m utales of the Fianna scéalta Fiannaíochta 2 noun account of eventsscéal masc1  c m uit tells the tale of the school insíonn sé scéal na scoileit's a harrowing personal tale is scéal pearsanta coscrach éwe hear tales of families leaving cloisimid scéalta faoi theaghlaigh ag imeacht

tales

nounthere were tales about money problems bhí ráflaí ag dul thart faoi fhadhbanna airgid, bhíothas á rá go raibh fadhbanna airgid ann
phrases

a likely tale!

he says he waited - a likely tale! deir sé gur fhan sé - d'fhan, muise!; deir sé gur fhan sé - d'fhan, agus tusa!; deir sé gur fhan sé - cé a chreidfeadh é!taxes will be lowered - a likely tale! laghdófar an cháin - laghdófar muise!, laghdófar an cháin - seafóid!

to tell a different tale

his behaviour tells a different tale a mhalairt de scéal a insíonn a iompar

to tell its own tale

the crowds who came tell their own tale insíonn an slua a bhí i láthair a scéal féin

to tell tales

1 tell liesbréaga a insintéitheach a thabhairt 2 inform on sbshe was telling tales to the guards bhí sí ag sceitheadh leis na gardaí, bhí sí ag déanamh scéalta leis na gardaí

to tell tales out of school

rún a scaoileadhrún a sceitheadh

tale of woe

scéal fada ar an anró

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