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Dis le Siobhan Ni Shuilleabhain

leanbh a child
lánúin a married couple
nuachtán a newspaper
tairiscint an offer
fearg anger
feargach angry
tada anything
dúghreann black humour
leadrán sa saol boredom with life
racht feirge bout of anger
clisteacht cleverness
coimhlint, réalachas, aiféis, gruaim, greann conflict, realism, exaggeration, gloom and humour
nósanna customs
fonn desire
in ainneoin sin despite that
ach go háirithe especially
taréís bháis an fhir chéile following the death of the husband
bíonn leisce air he is reluctant
ardaíonn sé a ghuth he raises his voice
te/teasaí/cantalach/gearánach hot/fiery/contrary/whiny
mífhoighneach impatient
sa tSín in China
I bhfoirm comhrá in the form of a conversation
réamhrá introduction
tá an chuma ar an scéal it seems that
Eanáir January
breithiúnas judgement
beocht, anamúlacht agus fuinneamh life, soul and energy
cosúil le sclábhaithe like slaves
réabhlóid beag little revolution
meon agus dearcadh mentality and outlook
gluaiseacht movement
mórán aird much attention
sorn oven
nochtar revealed
rithim na cainte rhythm of speech
ról role
drochbhéasach rude
síleann sí she believes
tá sé i gceist aici she intends to
chum sí bréaga she made up lies
Thairg sí a post di She offered her job to her
Bhí trua aici di She pitied her
Ghlac sí páirt i suirbhé She took part in a survey
teastaíonn uaithi she wants
bréan den ghnáthrud sick of the usual routine
sa mhéid is go… so far as
stíl ghonta sparse style
ionadh surprise
suirbhé survey
bá/comhbhá an léitheora sympathy of the reader
ag insint bréige telling a lie
ag insint bréag telling lies
na Sínigh the Chinese
na tréithe seo a leanas the following traits
téann an léitheoir i dtaithí ar the reader gets used to
'an leabhar dearg san' le Mao the red book by Mao
stádas na mban sa tsochaí the status of women in society
don lá ar fad the whole day
rudaí things
trín meán sin through that medium
tincéir tinker
Created by: dcor90