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16 October 2014

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Holidays
How would you describe your holiday?

download the audioLocation (mp3)

I went to Spain Chuaigh mé go dtí an Spáinn
I went to EdinburghChuaigh mé go Dún Éideann
I went to FranceChuaigh mé go dtí an Fhrainc
I went to LondonChuaigh mé go Londain
I went to AustraliaChuaigh mé go dtí an Astráil

download the audioWeather (mp3)

It was hotBhí sé an-te
It was coldBhí sé fuar
It was fineBhí sé go breá
It was dryBhí sé tirim
It was warmBhí sé te

download the audioHotel (mp3)

The hotel was dirtyBhí an t-óstán salach
The hotel was disgustingBhí an t-óstán cáidheach
The hotel was terribleBhí an t-óstán go dona
The hotel was swankyBhí an t-óstán galánta
The hotel was expensiveBhí an t-óstán daor

download the audioFood (mp3)

The food was deliciousBhí an bia an-bhlasta
The food was awfulBhí an bia millteanach
The food was healthy Bhí an bia sláintiúil
The food was fantasticBhí an bia thar barr
The food was strangeBhí an bia aisteach

download the audioWomen (mp3)

The women were prettyBhí na mná álainn
The women were politeBhí na mná múinte
The women were friendlyBhí na mná cairdiúil
The women were tallBhí na mná ard
The women were chattyBhí na mná cainteach

download the audioMen (mp3)

The men were handsomeBhí na fir dóighiúil
The men were impoliteBhí na fir mímhúinte
The men were funnyBhí na fir greannmhar
The men were wittyBhí na fir deisbhéalach
The men were unfriendlyBhí na fir míchairdiúil


footnotes mná = women
fir = men

Colin thought "mná" meant 'men' until a rather embarrassing incident in The Corner Bar. He successfully excused himself from polite company with a perfect "Gabh mo leithscéal" (excuse me), in order to answer nature's call... just a pity that on entering, he happened upon bar owner Prue and the lovely Frankie in the throes of enhancing their natural feminine beauty.

"bhí sé" = it / he was"tá sé" = it / he is"beidh sé" = it / he will be

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