Aidiachtaí 2

These adjective – descriptive  booklets are designed to help children or anyone who wants to improve their Irish, enhance their vocabulary in the learning of Irish, particularly oral Irish.

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 There is a simple translation of each booklet given below. Please use http://www.foclóir.ie which is an excellent resource – as words can have different meanings depending on context etc. Míle buíochas

 

 

Word Meanings 1: Aiséirí : Resurrection. 2: An iomarca : Too much. Glut. Overkill. 3: Lofa : Rotten. Putrid. 4: Ba bhreá liom é. I was delighted with it. 5: Neamhchinnte : Indecisive. Unsure. 6: Balbh: Dumb. Mute. 7: Colgach : Bad tempered. Crabby. 8: Suairc : Cheerful. Good humoured. 9: Comhluadar : Company. Entourage. 10: Ríoga : Regal. Royal. 11: Comhroinnt : Sharing. 12: Cuir amú : Baffle. Confuse. 13: Leath : Half. 14: Dícheallach : Diligent. Hardworking. 15: Díolta amach : Sold out. 16: Fealltach : Traitorous. Treacherous. Perfidious. 17: Othar : Patient. 18: Dul thar fóir : Over the top. Extreme. 19: Mífhoighneach : Impatient. Frustrated. 20: Faoi bhrú : Under pressure. Harried.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: Faoi rún : Hush-hush. Secretly. Clandestine. 2: Fogha : Charge. Aggression. Drive. 3: Gan deireadh : Endless. Never ending. 4: Garda cosanta : Bodyguard. 5: Giuirléidí : Odds and ends. Bric a breac. Stuff. 6: Go haoibhinn: Pleasantly. Delightfully. 7: Drisíneach : Grouchy. Grumpy. 8: Go mealltach : Coaxingly. Enticingly. 9: In ord agus in eagar : Orderly. 10: Haiceálaí : Hacker. 11:  Meáite ar : Hell bent. Dead set. Determined. 12: Mórga : Gracious. Majestic. 13: Bearránach : Annoying. Vexatious. Nagging. 14: Ní raibh cuma ná caoi ar an tosach. The start was a mess. 15: Rathúil : Successful. Prosperous. Happy. 16: Duine aigeanta : Happy go lucky person. 17: Sáinnithe : Boxed in. Cornered. Trapped. 18: Grágán : Stump. Snag. 19: Tinneas cinn :Headache. 20: Tromluí : Nightmare.

 

 

Word Meanings: 1: Ar chúl an tí: The back of the house. In the backyard. 2: Scanrúil : Scary. 3: Fionn : Blonde. 4: Carn : Heap. Mound. Pile. 5: Lár na cathrach : City centre. Innner city. 6: Lorgaireacht : Tracking. 7: Buíoch : Thankful. Grateful. 8: Cliste : Clever. 9: Iomarca oibre : Overwork. 10: Millteanach: Awful. Appaling. Earth shattering. 11: Bhí cuma shásta air: He looked satisfied. 12: Riasc : Marsh. 13: Slua : Crowd. 14: Solas na gealaí : Moonlight. 15: Go feargach : Angrily. Indignantly. 16: Muineál : Neck. 17: Draíochtúil : Magical. Dreamlike. 18: Meatachán : Wimp. 19: Taisce : Treasure. Stash. Hoard. 20: Leim ard : High jump.

 

 

Word Meanings: 1: Áisiúil : Handy. Useful. Convenient. 2: Aon scéal nua? Any new story? Any news? 3: Namhaid : Enemy. Foe. 4: Samhlaíocht ;Imagination. Fantasy. 5: Ar fud na háite : All over the place. 6: Breithiúnas : Judgement. 7: Caith in airde : Toss. 8: Bleachtaire : Detective. 9: Chas sé aonréad : He played a solo. 10: Curadh : Champion. 11: Buachaill báire : Rascal. A lad. 12: Cúthail : Bashful. Shy. 13: Dainséarach : Dangerous. 14: Fiosrúchán : Investigation. Inquiry. 15: Deabhadh : Hurry. Haste. 16: Cáca bainise : Wedding cake. 17: Tulca : Flash flood. 18: Caillte. Lost. Forsaken. 19: Foirfe : Perfect. Flawless. 20: Garsún : Boy.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: An domhan thiar : The western world. 2: Balcaire : Tough guy. 3: Biashlabhra : Foodchain. 4: Ar aire! : Attention! 5: Faoiseamh : Relief. Respite. 6: Ag obair go cruógach : Busily at work. 7: An sprioc : Target. 8: Bronntanais : Gifts. 9: Cáca lá breithe : Birthday cake. 10: Macalla : Echo. 11: Tiarnúil : Bossy. Masterful. 12: Peata : Pet. 13: Ó ghlúin go glúin : From generation to generation. Intergenerational. 14: Fáin : Stray. 15: Sona : Happy. 16: Praiseach : Mess. Shambles. 17: Síocháin agus síth : Peace and harmony. 18: Rógaire ceart : Rogue. Charmer. 19: Tábhachtach : Important. Significant. 20: Ar do sháimhín só : Relaxed. Leisurely.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: Dall: Blind. 2: Comharsana béal dorais : Next door neighbours. 3: Mianliosta : Wish-list. 4: Ciúnas : Quiet. Still. 5: Rabhadh dóiteáin : Fire alarm. 6: Ró-íseal : Too low. 7: Corraí : Anger. 8: Rosc Catha : Battle cry. 9: Cothú-buidéil : Bottle-feeding. 10: Díoltas : Revenge. 11: Ansmacht : Tyranny. Oppression.  12: Spásaire : Astronaut. 13: Daingean : Citadel. Fortress. 14: Díchreideamh : Disbelief. 15: Duine aisteach : Crank. Oddball. 16: Taispeántas : Exhibition. Display. 17: Iarshaighdiúir : Veteran. 18: Lámh láidir : Force [Strong hand.] 19: Dúshlánach : Challemging. 20: Tórramh: Wake. Send off. Funeral.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: Bealach : Route. 2: Dóchasach : Hopeful. 3: Fealltóir : Betrayer. Traitor. 4: Eolaí iomraiteach : Eminent scientist. 5: Bogán : Softy. A drip or pushover. 6: Smaointe fánacha : Idle thoughts. 7: Ar eagla na heagla : Just in case. 8: Feighlí leanaí : Baby sitter. Child minder. 9: Gáire mantach : Gap toothed smile. 10: Dána : Bold. Brazen. 11: Síodúil : Suave. Polished. 12: Céim ollscoile : University degree. 13: Tugtha don léann : Studious. Given to the learning. 14: Leithreas : Toilet. 15: Gearr siar : Cut back. Prune. 16: Slan tamall : Bye for now. 17: Ag deireadh na seachtaine : At the weekend. 18: Tá go brae : Ok. That’s grand. 19: Tá malaí giobacha air : He has bushy eyebrows. 20: Troid philiúir : Pillow fight.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: Na rialacha : The rules. 2: Casta : Complicated. Convoluted. 3: Feachtas : Campaign. 4: Cinneadh : Decision. Determination. 5: Saoirse : Freedom. 6: Cumarsáid : Communication. 7: Saonta : Innocent. Naïve. Gullible. 8: Príomhúdar : Mastermind. 9: Rogha : Choice. 10: Ag méadú : growing. Getting bigger. 11: Easpa spéise : disinterest. 12: Seadóid : Nonsense. Baloney. Rubbish. 13: Lucht oibre : Working class. Labour force. 14: Mí-ádh : Mischance. Bad luck. 15: Misean-spiaireachta : Spying mission. 16: Réitithe : Prepared. Ready. Sorted. Settled. 17: Nathair nimhe : Snake. Adder. Viper. 18: Tionscadal : Project. 19: Neamhghnách : Unusual. Extraordinary. 20: Toradh : Result. End result. Product.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: Gan mhoill : Quickly. Without delay. 2: Sólás : Solace. Consolation. 3: Cluiche cártaí : Game of cards. 4: Preab : Fright. Bounce. 5: GRMA : Go Raibh Maith Agat : Thanks. 6: Amaidí : Stupidity. Foolishness. 7: Béile : Meal. 8: Cé thusa ? Who are you? 9: Ba mhaith liom… : I’d like… 10: Cabhair : Help. Aid. 11: Lán le deatach : Smoky. Full of smoke. 12: Úsáideach : Useful. 13: Racht feirge : Tantrum. Rage. 14: Leithscéal : Excuse. 15: Tionóisc : Accident. Mishap. 16: Scanraithe : Afraid. Fearful. 17: Tobréiteach : Break through. Quick fix. 18: Sochma : Calm. Good tempered. 19: Caite : Burnt out. Spent. Done. 20: Éachtóir : Stunt person. Stunt double.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: Stuama : Clear headed. Composed. Balanced. 2: Ollchliseadh : Meltdown. 3: Turraing leictreach : Electric shock.  4: Snaidhm : Knot. 5: Cumhach : Homesick. Lonesome. [The “h” in cumhach can be silent also.] 6: Murúch : Mermaid. 7: Dreas cainte : Chat. Natter. 8: Oirthearach : Oriental.  Eastern. 9: Uibheacha scrofa : Scrambled eggs. 10: Fathach : Giant. Goliath. Colossus. 11: Bádóir : Boater. Boat person. 12: Hata buachaill bó : Cowboy hat. 13: Dímheas : Cheekiness. Disdain. Disrespect. 14: Láib : Mud. Sludge. Mire. 15: Paiste : Child. 16: Uachtar reoite : Ice cream. 17: Fuadach : Kidnap. Abduction. Snatch. 18: Colscaradh : Divorce. 19: Léarscáil : Map. 20: Bómánta :Birdbrained. Dim. Brainless.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: Briste : Broken. 2: Dubh dóite : Bored. Fed up. 3: Caolsráid : Alley. 4: Bobarún : Stooge. Dunce. 5: Neamh : Heaven. Paradise. 6: Formhéadú : Magnification. 7: Punc-racaire : Punk Rocker. 8: Dea-thuairisc : Good report. 9: Síob : Ride or a lift. 10: Boladh bréan : Pong. Stink. 11: Strus : Strain. Strain. 12: Go dté tú slán.: Safe journey. 13: Sin scéal eile. : That’s a different story. That’s a different matter. 14: Biachlár : Menu. 15: Aonach : Fair. Jamboree. 16: Beart : Parcel.  17: Áiléir : Attic. 18: Tóin : Backside. Bottom. 19: Beagnach : Almost. Nearly. 20: Beo : Alive.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: An dlí : The law. 2: Maistín : Bully. Thug. Attack dog. 3: Na laethanta saoire : Holidays. 4: Cnámh : Bone. 5: Easaontas : Disagreement. Discord. Dispute. 6: Brabach : Profit. 7: Corn : Trophy. 8: Gan dídean : Homeless. 9: Bearna : Breech. Gap. 10: Botún : Mistake. 11: Tréigthe : Jilted. Forsaken. Abandoned. 12: Buntáiste : Advantage. 13: Margadh : Market. Bargain. 14: Ór : Gold. 15: Marbh : Dead. Apathetic. 16: Luíochán : Ambush. Bed rest! 17: Céad faoin gcéad : One hundred percent. 18: Fiacail : Tooth. Fiacla : Teeth. 19: Bídeach : Teeny weeny. Diminutive. 20: Ceann : Head.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: Téamh domhanda : Global warming. 2: Bródúil : Proud. 3: Bricfeasta : Breakfast. 4: An cúisí : The accused. 5: Conspóid : Controversy. 6: I do dhiaidhse : After you. 7: Ar eagla na heagla : Just in case. 8: Pollta : Punctured. Pierced. 9: Ceas : Excess. Lack of moderation. 10:  Scéin : Terror. Horror. 11: Gruagach : Hairy. 12: Croí na cuideachta : Life and soul of the party. 13: Blaosc : Skull. 14: Cluas : Ear. 15: Drochmheasúil : Snide. Disdainful. Disrespectful. 16: Smionagar : Wreckage. Debris. Rubble. 17: Aoi speisialta : Special guest. 18: Cosa : Legs. Feet. 19: Aimsir : Weather. 20 : Go tobann : Suddenly.

 

 

Word Meanings : 1: Maith thú : Good for you! Fair dues!  2: Coróin : Crown. 3: Aiseolas : Feedback. 4: Barraíocht : Overload. Excess. 5: Clú agus cáil : Celebrity. Great fame. 6: Diongbháilte : Determined. 7: Ciall cheannaithe : Sense that has been bought. Once bitten, twice shy. Learn from your mistakes. 8: Úr : Fresh. Crisp. New. 9: Bhí náire air : He was ashamed. 10:  Idir an dá linn : Meantime. Meanwhile. 11: Maróg : Paunch. Pot belly. Gut. Pudding! 12: Banphrionsa : Princess. 13: Is cuma liom : It makes no difference to me. I don’t care. 14: Cos ar bolg. Foot on the stomach. Oppression. Repression. 15: Cuma mhuiníneach : Confident appearance. Air of confidence. 16: Fogha a thabhairt faoi : Charge. Let fly at. 17: Breatimeacht : Brexit. 18: Ardmháistir : Grand master. Principal. 19: Cead bealaigh : Right of passage. Priority. 20: Buile bhóthair : Road rage.

 

 

Word Meanings 1: Bhí pus air :  He was in a sulk. Pusach : Sulky. Huffy. 2: Saibhir : Rich. 3: Scannán uafáis : Horror film. 4: Aosta : Old. Aged. 5: Ómós : Deference. Homage. Esteem. 6: Tionchar : Influence. Impact. Sway. Leverage. 7: Millteanach : Appalling. Atrocious. 8: Ardnósach : Snobbish. Highbrow. 9: Tuarastal : Salary. Wage packet. Compensation. 10: Óg : Young. 11: Taisme : Accident. Fluke. 12: Deireadh an domhain : Doomsday. End of the world. 13: Taithí : Experience. 14: Lúcháireach : Delighted. Exultant. 15: Ollphéist mhara : Sea monster. Sea serpent. 16: Drochbhéasach : Bad mannered. Rude. 17: Tacaí : Supporter. Backer. 18: Róthrom : Overweight. Too heavy. 19: Saorálaí : Volunteer. 20: Salach : Dirty. Grimy.

 

 

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