Unit 31 - How you spend your free time

Cur-seachadan "Pastimes/hobbies "

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

In this Section we’ll look at some hobbies. Note how we ask somebody if they are good at something – we say a bheil thu math air? (lit. are you good on it?):

Here’s some vocabulary:

cur-seachad
pastime/hobby
long
ship
longan
ships
fiodh
wood
aotrom
light (ie not heavy)
samhradh
summer
geamhradh
winter
fighe
knitting (also weaving)
cuibhrig
quilt
sreap
climbing
reic
sell

Transcript 1

In transcript 1, Iain and Mairead are discussing their respective hobbies and pastimes.

Skip to top

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.