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little

adjective
adverb
pronoun
determiner
phrases
adjective
1 adjective smallbeag adj1  c m ushe has a little house tá teach beag aici, tá teachín aicithe baby is a tiny little thing tá an babaí beag bídeach a little something bronntanas beag, ruidín beag 2 adjective youngbeag adj1  c m uóg adj1  c m ulittle boy buachaill beag, buachaillín, gasúr beaglittle girl cailín beag, girseach bheagwhen I was little nuair a bhí mé beag, nuair a bhí mé ógthe little ones are sick tá na páistí tinn, tá na leanaí breoitehis little sister is getting married tá a dheirfiúr bheag ag pósadh
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3 adjective briefhe took a little break bhí sos beag aigethey had a little chat bhí comhrá beag acu a little while tamall beag, tamall gearr, tamall gairid, tamaillína little while longer tamall beag eile, tamaillín eile 4 adjective shortthey went for a little walk chuaigh siad ar shiúlóid bheag it's a little way ahead tá sé tamaillín romhainn 5 adjective minor, unimportantbeag adj1  c m umion- prefwe had a little problem with it bhí fadhb bheag againn leis, bhí faidhbín againn leis 6 adjective faintbeag adj1  c m uhe had a little smile on his face bhí gáire beag ar a aghaidhshe spoke in a little voice labhair sí de ghlór íseal 7 adjective small-scalea lot of the little companies have closed down tá go leor de na comhlachtaí beaga dúnta 8 adjective ordinarythey don't care for the little man is cuma leo faoin ngnáthdhuine 9 adjective pejorative to express disapprovalwhat a nasty little bully he is! níl ann ach maistín beag gránna! 10 adjective ironic after 'quite'quite the little detective, isn't she? nach í an bleachtaire beag í?; is bleachtaire beag cruthanta í, nach ea? 11 adjective pejorative petty, patheticsuarach pejorative adj1  c m ubeag suarach pejorative   c m uhe fell for their little scheme mealladh é lena scéim bheag shuarach 12 adjective to express approval, affectionbeag adj1  c m uit's a nice little restaurant is bialann bheag dheas í
adverb
13 adverb rarelyhe sleeps little is beag a chodlaíonn sé, is beag codladh a dhéanann sé he lost his temper very little is fíorannamh a thagadh fearg air, thagadh fearg air go fíorannamhhis books are little read is beag duine a léann a chuid leabhar 14 adverb scarcely, hardlyit's little better than slavery is beag idir é agus an sclábhaíocht, níl sé mórán níos fearr ná an sclábhaíochtwriting books is little different from writing essays is beag idir leabhair a scríobh agus aistí a scríobhlittle more than a decade ago beagán níos mó ná deich mbliana ó shin, corradh le deich mbliana ó shin it's little short of a miracle is geall le míorúilt é, is beag nach míorúilt é 15 adverb not at alllittle did he imagine that he'd win ba bheag a shamhlaigh sé go mbuafadh séit matters little is beag tábhacht atá leisshe cares little is cuma sa sioc léithe salary was little affected is beag athrú a tháinig ar an tuarastalthey're little disposed to reading is beag spéis atá acu sa léitheoireacht, níl mórán spéise acu sa léitheoireacht 16 adverb slightlyhe's a little nervous tá sé beagáinín neirbhíseach, tá sé rud beag neirbhíseach, tá sé pas beag neirbhíseachthey bought something a little less expensive cheannaigh siad rud nach raibh díreach chomh daor sinthe end came a little unexpectedly tháinig deireadh rud beag tobann leisshe worked a little harder d'oibrigh sí beagán níos cruashe had a little accident bhain miontimpiste diI was not a little angry ní beag an fhearg a bhí ormthey drove more than a little fast thiomáin siad agus luas nach beag fúthuit's just that little bit different tá sé beagáinín difriúil, tá sé rud beag difriúil, tá éagsúlacht bheag ag baint leis
pronoun
17 pronoun something a little beagántell us a little about yourself inis dúinn beagán fút féin, tabhair dúinn roinnt eolais mar gheall ort féin 18 pronoun short time or distanceafter a little i ndiaidh tamaill, tar éis tamaill, tar éis píosa 19 pronoun not muchthere's little they can do is beag atá siad ábalta a dhéanamh, is beag a thig leo a dhéanamhwe know too little about it níl ár ndóthain eolais againn faoi, níl a fhios againn ár sáith faoihe does as little as possible déanann sé a laghad agus is féidir leisI see little of him now is beag a fheicim de anois, is annamh a fheicim é anoisthey received little or nothing is beag a fuair siad however little he says dá laghad a deir sé he showed more than a little courage léirigh sé crógacht nach beagthey had so little bhí a laghad sin acuthey did very little other than wait is beag eile a rinne siad seachas fanachtI can remember very little about it is ar éigean atá cuimhne agam airshe had little to say is beag a bhí le rá aici 20 pronoun small amountthe little I have, I've learned from her an beagán atá agam, is uaithise a fuair mé éhe did what little he could rinne sé cibé beagán a bhí sé in ann, rinne sé a oiread agus a bhí sé in ann every little helps is beag rud nach gcuidíonn, bailíonn brobh beart
determiner
21 determiner some, small quantity a little beagán very little butter beagáinín beag ime, rud beag bídeach ime 22 determiner not muchthey stood little chance is beag seans a bhí acu, ní raibh mórán seans acuit took comparatively little space is beag spás a thóg sé i gcomparáid leis an gcuid eile, is beag spás a thóg sé le hais na coda eile they speak little or no English is ar éigean atá Béarla ar bith acu, níl Béarla acu ach ar éigean so little a laghad sin pejorative they got precious little thanks ba bheag buíochas a fuair siad, ní raibh buíochas ar bith orthu, ba ar éigean a fuair siad buíochas ar bith he beat his opponent with no little difficulty ní gan dua a bhuail sé a chéile comhraic
phrases

a little bird told me

humorous dúirt bean liom go ndúirt bean léidúirt éinín liom

a little learning is a dangerous thing

is namhaid an cheird gan a foghlaim

a little of what you fancy does you good

bíonn blas ar an mbeagán

little by little

de réir a chéilebeagán ar bheagánbeagán ar bheagán, mar a d'ith an cat an scadán

to make little of sth

1 play downhe made little of the injury rinne sé a bheag den ghortú, rinne sé beag is fiú den ghortú 2 fail to exploitshe made little of the opportunities she got níor thapaigh sí na deiseanna a fuair sí, níor bhain sí aon leas as na deiseanna a fuair sí 3 fail to understandI can make little of it níl mé ábalta bun ná barr a dhéanamh de, níl mé ábalta aon bhrí a bhaint as, ní thig liom aon adhmad a bhaint as 4 disparagehe was making little of their work bhí sé ag caitheamh anuas ar a gcuid oibre, bhí sé ag déanamh beag is fiú dá gcuid oibre

to say little for sth

pejorative it says little for the health service ní haon dea-theist é ar an tseirbhís sláinte, ní chuireann sé cuma rómhaith ar an tseirbhís sláinte

the little woman

pejorative , informal í féin offensive í siúd offensive an bhean bheag offensive

too little too late

it's too little too late ní leor é agus tá sé rómhall, tá an súiche sa bhrachán anois

to wrap sb around your little finger

(also

to wind sb around your little finger

) she has them wrapped around her little finger tá siad ar teaghrán aici, tá siad ar adhastar aici, tá cluain curtha aici orthu

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