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about

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preposition
1 preposition concerning, on the subject offaoi prep  c m umar gheall ari dtaobh  c m ufá dtaobh dei leith  c m uI got information about the course fuair mé eolas faoin gcúrsawhat are you talking about? cad faoi a bhfuil tú ag caint?, céard air a bhfuil tú ag caint?the book is about a sea voyage leabhar mar gheall ar thuras farraige atá ann, leabhar mar gheall ar thuras farraige is ea é'Can I speak to you?' 'What about?' 'An féidir liom labhairt leat?' 'Cad faoi?'I heard something about her losing her job chuala mé scéal éigin gur chaill sí a postI know nothing about it níl aon eolas agam ina thaobh, níl aon eolas agam fá dtaobh deforget about him déan dearmad airI'm worried about my job táim buartha faoi mo phosthe was unhappy about his family bhí sé míshásta i dtaobh a chlainneshe's very happy about it tá sí an-sásta faoi, tá sí an-sásta ina leith 2 preposition introducing subjectnow, about that money I owe you anois, maidir leis an airgead sin atá agat ormabout my Christmas present maidir le mo bhronntanas Nollag
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 preposition around (place)timpeall  c m uthart timpeall arthart ar  c m uar fud  c m ushe walked about the room shiúil sí thart ar an seomrahe spent all day running about the office chaith sé an lá ar fad ag rith timpeall na hoifigemy clothes are scattered about my room tá mo chuid éadaigh caite ar fud mo sheomra 4 preposition being carried (by sb)do you have any weapons about your person? an bhfuil aon arm á iompar agat?, an bhfuil arm ar bith ar iompar agat? 5 preposition all aroundthart ar  c m utimpeall prep  c m uthart timpeall arfaoi prep  c m uhe wore a sash about his waist bhí sais thart timpeall ar a bhásta aige, bhí sais faoina choim aigethey crowded about me phlódaigh siad timpeall orm, bhailigh siad thart orm ina slua 6 preposition in how sb/sth isfaoi prep  c m umar gheall arfá dtaobh dei dtaobh  c m uthere was something familiar about him d'aithin mé rud éigin mar gheall air, chuir sé duine éigin i gcuimhne domthere's nothing easy about it níl rud ar bith éasca faoi, níl dada furasta fá dtaobh dethat's what I love about this country is é sin is breá liom faoin tír seo 7 preposition expressing essential aspect of sthit's all about getting the figures right na figiúirí a bheith i gceart an rud is tábhachtaíthe law is about ensuring people don't drink and drive tá an dlí ann chun a chinntiú nach dtiomáineann daoine tar éis dóibh bheith ag ól, tá an dlí ann chun a chinntiú nach dtiomáineann daoine tar éis dóibh ól a dhéanamhthat's what the story is all about sin é bun agus barr an scéil 8 preposition referring to involvement in sthwhat are you about? cad atá ar siúl agat?, cad é atá fút?be careful what you're about! seachain cad atá á dhéanamh agat! he knows what he's about tá a fhios aige cad atá á dhéanamh aige, tá fios a ghnó aige, tá fios a chúraim aige be quick about it! déan deifir leis!, brostaigh ort leis!
adverb
9 adverb approximatelythart ar  c m utimpeall  c m utuairim is  c m unó mar sinshe's about three years old tá sí thart ar thrí bliana d'aois, tá sí trí bliana d'aois nó mar sinit's about 100 km away tá sé timpeall 100 km ó bhaile, tá sé tuairim is 100 km ó bhaile 10 adverb around a placetimpeall  c m uthart timpeall arthart ar  c m uar fud  c m ushe wandered about tiredly shiúil sí thart timpeall go tuirseachhe ran about in the garden rith sé timpeall an ghairdínrocks are strewn about at the bottom of the hill tá carraigeacha ina luí thart ag bun an chnoic 11 adverb in the vicinitythart  c m uthart timpeall  c m utimpeall  c m uthere was nobody about ní raibh aon duine thartit should be locked with children about ba cheart glas a bheith air agus leanaí timpeallhe must be somewhere about caithfidh go bhfuil sé timpeall in áit éiginare your parents about? an bhfuil do thuismitheoirí thart?is there a shop anywhere about? an bhfuil siopa in aon áit thart timpeall?, an bhfuil siopa ar na gaobhair? 12 adverb out of bedi do shuíar do choiséirithe  c m uhe was about early bhí sé ina shuí go luath, bhí sé ar a chois go luathwhy are you about so early? cén fáth a bhfuil tú i do shuí chomh luath seo?, cad a thug ort éirí chomh luath seo? 13 adverb currently existingtimpeall  c m uthart  c m ule fáil  c m uthere's not much work about níl mórán oibre thart, níl mórán oibre le fáilthere's a shortage of food about tá ganntanas bia ann 14 adverb to, in reverse directionthart  c m utimpeall  c m uthart timpeall  c m ushe turned about and saw him chas sí timpeall agus chonaic sí é the other way about an bealach eile thart, an tslí eile timpeall 15 adverb almostbeagnach  c m unach mór  c m ugeall le  c m uní mór ná goI won just about every competition bhuaigh mé beagnach gach comórtas, ní mór ná gur bhuaigh mé gach comórtastake it out when it's just about done tabhair amach é agus é geall le bheith déanta, tóg amach é agus é nach mór déantaI've had about as much as I can take of it tá mo sháith agam de, tá mo leordhóthain agam deshe's about ready to go ní mór ná go bhfuil sí ullamh le fágáil, tá sí beagnach réidh le fágáil 16 adverb probablythat's about the only true thing he said is dócha gurbh in an t-aon fhírinne uaidhshe's about as good a solicitor as you can get tá sí ar aturnae chomh maith agus atá le fáilit's about the worst thing you could do seans maith gurb é an rud ba mheasa é a d'fhéadfá a dhéanamhthat sounds about right déarfainn go bhfuil sé sin i gceart
phrases

about time

1 showing annoyanceabout time for you! tá sé in am agat!, tá sé thar am agat!'The bus is coming.' 'About time!' 'Tá an bus ag teacht.' 'Tá sé thar am aige!'; 'Tá an bus ag teacht.' 'Más mall is mithid!' 2 time to do sthit's about time I went home tá sé in am agam dul abhaileit's about time she copped herself on tá sé in am aici ciall a bheith aici

to be about to do sth

bheith ar tí rud a dhéanamhbheith réidh le rud a dhéanamhbheith ag faire ar rud a dhéanamhSeán was about to go to mass bhí Seán ar tí dul ar aifreannthose who are about to die iadsan atá ar tí bás a fháilI was just about to go bhí mé díreach ar tí imeacht

to do something about sth

somebody should do something about those thugs ba chóir do dhuine éigin rud éigin a dhéanamh faoi na bithiúnaigh siúd, ba chóir do dhuine éigin dul i ngleic leis na bithiúnaigh siúdit's important you do something about your weight tá sé tábhachtach go ndéanfá rud éigin faoi do mheáchan

to do nothing about sth

(also

to not do anything about sth

) I can't do anything about the weather ní féidir liom dada a dhéanamh faoin aimsirhe did nothing about the leak in the roof ní dhearna sé faic faoin mbraon anuas

how about

1 seeking opinioncéard faoicad faoicad é faoiI love cakes, how about you? is breá liom cístí, cad fútsa?'How about it? Do you want the money?' 'Céard faoi? An bhfuil an t-airgead uait?' 2 making suggestioncéard faoicad faoicad é faoihow about we share it? céard faoi é a roinnt?how about a drink? céard a déarfá le deoch?, an ólfá deoch?how about coming on a visit? cad faoi theacht ar cuairt?

to not be about to do sth

he wasn't about to be defeated by this youngster ní raibh an t-ógánach seo chun buachan airshe wasn't about to say yes or no ní raibh sí chun is ea nó ní hea a rá

that's about it

1 in conclusionsin ésin é ésin a bhfuil le ráI think that that's about it is dóigh liom gurb é sin é, is dóigh liom gurb in a bhfuil annthat's about it for tonight sin é don oíche anocht 2 in summarysin é'Do you have anything else to say?' 'No, that's about it.' 'An bhfuil aon ní eile le rá agat?' 'Níl, sin é.'

the thing about sb/sth is

is é an rud faoi dhuine/rudthe thing about her is she knows what she's doing is é an rud fúithi ná go bhfuil fios a gnó aicithe thing about the new version is that it's heavier an rud faoin leagan nua ná go bhfuil sé níos troime

what about?

1 in questionscéard faoi?cad faoi?what about the children? cad faoi na leanaí?I was born here, what about you? saolaíodh mise anseo, céard fútsa? 2 in suggestionscéard faoi?cad faoi?cad mar gheall ar?what about a cup of tea? céard faoi chupán tae?what about orange instead of red? cad mar gheall ar oráiste seachas dearg?

while you're about it

ó tá do lámh annó casadh ann thúó tá an rith leatget me a drink while you're about it faigh deoch dom ó tá do lámh annbring in my coat too while you're about it tabhair isteach mo chóta freisin ó casadh ann thú

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