IN ENGLISH—IRISH DICTIONARY
I all but fell, dóbair dom titim.
He almost fell, dóbair dó titim, is beag nár thit sé.
He had a narrow escape from falling, dóbair dó titim.
That was a near go! dóbair dúinn (dóibh, etc.)!
I nearly died with laughter, dóbair nár thit an t-anam asam leis an ngáire.
He narrowly, just, missed being killed, dóbair go marófaí é; chuaigh sé faoi aon dá mharú.
He came near being drowned, is beag, dóbair, nár bádh é.
I nearly fell, dóbair dom titim; is beag nár thiteas.
F: It was a near touch, dóbair dhúinn (dóibh, etc.).
That was touch and go (with us), dóbair dúinn; ní raibh ann ach gur threabhaigh sinn.