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acquaintance

1 noun person you know duine aitheantais  c m uhe's an acquaintance of mine is duine de mo lucht aitheantais é 2 noun fact of knowing sbaithne fem4he has an acquaintance with them tá aithne aige orthu
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 noun act of meeting sbshe didn't like him on first acquaintance níor thaitin sé léi nuair a casadh uirthi den chéad uair éit was a chance acquaintance bhuaileamar lena chéile de thimpiste 4 noun experience of sthcur amach  c m ueolas masc1  c m utaithí fem4  c m ushe has an intimate acquaintance with that play tá an-chur amach aici ar an dráma sin, tá sáreolas aici ar an dráma sinhe has no acquaintance with their customs níl aon taithí aige ar a gcuid nósanna
phrases

to make the acquaintance of

(also

to make acquaintance with

) 1 (also

to make sb's acquaintance

) meet sbI'm happy to make your acquaintance is deas liom casadh leat, tá áthas orm bualadh leat, is deas bualadh leat
2 experience stheolas a chur arit's the best way to make acquaintance with the place is é an bealach is fearr é le heolas a chur ar an áit, is é an bealach is fearr é chun blaiseadh a fháil den áit

a passing acquaintance

1 slight association with sbmearaithnebreacaithnesmearaithneI only have a passing acquaintance with her níl ach beagán aithne agam uirthi, níl ach mearaithne agam uirthi 2 slight experience of sthbreaceolasI only have a passing acquaintance with boats ní mór mo thaithí ar bháid, is fánach mo scil i mbáid