New English-Irish Dictionary
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this

determiner
pronoun
adverb
phrases
determiner
1 determiner referring to sth present, visible, etcseo  c m uI bought this coat today cheannaigh mé an cóta seo inniudo you like these shoes? an maith leat na bróga seo?whose is this? cé leis é seo? 2 determiner closer, more distinct, as opposed to 'that'seo  c m udo you prefer this car or that one? cé acu is fearr leat, an carr seo nó an carr siúd?these houses are much bigger than those is mó i bhfad na tithe seo ná na tithe siúd, tá na tithe seo i bhfad níos mó ná iad siúd
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3 determiner referring to sb/sth just mentioned
► (reference to specific person or thing mentioned)
these documents are illegible tá na doiciméid seo doléitewho's this idiot? cén t-amadán é seo?I recommend you read this book molaim duit an leabhar seo a léamh
► (general recounting of events)
sin  c m uhe was delighted with this new development chuir an cor nua sin sa scéal áthas airshe was thinking about this conversation as she made her way home bhí sí ag cuimhneamh ar an gcomhrá sin agus í ar an tslí abhaile
4 determiner informal replacing indefinite article 'a/an'seo  c m ua while later I heard this noise tamall ina dhiaidh sin chuala mé an trup seo, tar éis tamaill chuala mé an torann seosuddenly, this person appeared at the door go tobann, nocht an duine seo ag an dorasthis big guy came up to me tháinig an balcaire seo faoi mo dhéin, tháinig an fear seo ionsorm 5 determiner referring to present timehe'll do it this week déanfaidh sé an tseachtain seo éhe'll have forgotten about it by this time tomorrow beidh dearmad déanta aige air faoin am seo amárachshe was here this morning bhí sí anseo ar maidinwe'll win it this year buafaimid i mbliana é 6 determiner referring to time period just pastI've been looking for you these last three days bhí mé do do chuardach le trí lá anuas, tá mé sa tóir ort le trí lá, bhí mé do d'iarraidh le trí láthey had no time to chat this past week ní raibh deis acu comhrá a bheith acu le seachtain anuas, ní raibh faill acu labhairt lena chéile i rith na seachtaine
pronoun
7 pronoun referring to sb/sth just mentionedseo  c m uthis is a good deal is maith an margadh é seo, is margadh maith é seothis is really tasty tá sé seo thar a bheith blastalook at this! féach air seo!, amharc seo!these are the best phones is iad seo na gutháin is fearr, seo iad na fóin is fearrwhat do you mean by this? cad atá i gceist agat leis seo?, cad é atá tú a mhaíomh?what's all this about a job? cad é seo ar fad faoi jab?people have their own views and this is mine bíonn a dtuairimí féin ag daoine agus is é seo mo thuairimse, bíonn a ndearcadh féin ag daoine agus seo é mo dhearcadhsashe turned on her heels and left thiontaigh sí ar a sáil agus d'imigh sí 8 pronoun closer, more distinct, as opposed to 'that'seo  c m uwhy would you do this rather than that? cén fáth a ndéanfá é seo seachas é sin?, cad chuige a ndéanfá é seo in áit é sin a dhéanamh?see this here! féach é seo!, amharc é seo!, breathnaigh é seo! 9 pronoun referring to sth present, visible, etcseo  c m uthis isn't the right room ní hé seo an seomra ceartthis is the only one we like is é seo an t-aon cheann amháin a bhfuil dúil againn ann, is é seo an t-aon cheann a thaitníonn linntry one of these bain triail as ceann acu seonot every hotel is as cheap as this níl gach óstán chomh saor seo 10 pronoun referring to specific timeseo  c m uthis is not the time to be arguing ní hé seo an t-am le bheith ag argóintbefore this she was working in a factory roimhe seo, bhí sí ag obair i monarchathis is no time for delay ní tráth moille é 11 pronoun introducing sb/sththis is my husband is é seo m'fhear céilethis is my wife seo í mo bheanthese are my children seo iad mo chuid páistíthis is my story is é seo mo scéalsa
adverb
12 adverbwe didn't have this much fun at school ní raibh a oiread seo craic againn ar scoil, ní raibh an méid seo spraoi againn ar scoilI know this much tá a fhios agam an méid seohe never sang on this big a stage before níor chan sé riamh ar ardán chomh mór seo, níor cheol sé riamh ar stáitse den mhéid sinthey haven't played this badly in a while níor imir siad chomh holc seo le tamall
phrases

this and that

seo agus siúd

this is it

1 expressing recommendation, opinion
► (using object pronoun of correct gender)
seo éseo íif there was ever a book that should be read by all, this is it má bhí leabhar ann riamh ab fhiú do chách a léamh, seo é; má bhí leabhar ann riamh ba cheart do gach duine a léamh, seo é éif you're going to buy a really good boat, this is it má tú ag dul a cheannach bád an-mhaith, seo í; má tá rún agat bád den scoth a cheannach, seo agat í
2 announcing momentous event, ideaseo éThis is it. If he scores we win the cup. Seo é. Má scórálann sé tá an corn buaite againn.

this, that and the other

seo, siúd agus eile

this way and that

soir, siarsiar agus aniaranonn is analloff they went, this way and that d'imigh siad leo soir, siar; as go brách leo soir, siar

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