IN ENGLISH—IRISH DICTIONARY
few, a. 1 a Beag, tearc. He has (but) few friends, is beag, tearc, na cairde atá aige. One of the few people who ..., duine den bheagán a ... During the last few days, le cúpla lá anuas, le laethanta beaga anuas. Every few days, gach aon chúpla lá. b A few, beagán m. A few more, cúpla ceann eile. He had a good few enemies, bhí roinnt mhaith naimhde aige. In a few minutes, i gceann cúpla nóiméad. A few days ago, an lá cheana. c (Pred. use) Our days are few, níl ach roinnt bheag laethanta againn. Such occasions are few, is fánach a thagann ócáid mar sin. 2 (With noun function) a Few of them had travelled, corrdhuine acu a rinne taisteal. There are very few of us, níl ach scata beag againn ann. The fortunate few, an dream beag ámharach. b Beagán m, cuid f, roinnt f. A few thought otherwise, mheas beagán a mhalairt. Some few of the survivors, roinnt bheag éigin den dream a tháinig slán. F: There were a good few of them, bhí roinnt mhaith díobh ann.
IN ENGLISH—IRISH DICTIONARY
There are few amusements here, níl mórán anseo a thógfadh cian de dhuine.
There are few, if any, left, níl mórán fágtha, má tá ceann ar bith.
(Of time) A few years back, cúpla bliain ó shin.
Because he composed a few verses of doggerel he thinks he is a poet, síleann sé gur file é cionn is gur chum sé cúpla raiméis gliogair.
To address a chosen few, labhairt le dream beag ar leith.
Every few minutes, gach cúpla nóiméad; gach re nóiméad.
Visits few and far-between, cuairteanna annamha, i bhfad ó chéile.
The favoured few, dream beag an áidh.
He has fewer debts (than you), is lú na fiacha atá air (ná mar atá ortsa).
They are fewer now, is lú, is teirce, anois iad.
To become fewer, dul i laghad, i dteirce.
There the houses are fewest, ansiúd is lú, is teirce, is gainne, atá tithe.
A good many people, a good few people, riar maith, gearrchuid, áireamh maith, daoine.
This state grew out of a few small towns, ní raibh sa stát seo ach roinnt bheag mionbhailte i dtosach.
A few hurried words, cúpla focal faoi dheifir.
After a few introductory remarks, tar éis an ceann a bhaint den scéal.
Keep him at home for a few days, coinnigh istigh é go ceann cúpla lá.
A few days later on, laethanta beaga ina dhiaidh sin.
With a few less windows the house would be warmer, bheadh an teach níos cluthaire ach beagán níos lú fuinneoga a bheith air.
A few miserable pounds, cúpla punt gágach, scallta.
He mumbled a few words, dúirt sé cúpla focal trína, faoina, fhiacla.
My needs are few, is beag é mo riar, mo shásamh.
There were not a few women amongst them, níor bheag a raibh de mhná ina measc.
They are few in number, is beag acu atá ann; ní mór a líon.
He has a few hours off, tá cúpla uair scíthe aige.
Hut made out of a few old planks, bothán a rinneadh as dornán, de dhornán, seanchlár.
A few paltry pounds, cúpla punt scallta.
I and not particular to a few pounds, is cuma liom faoi chúpla punt.
The past few years, na blianta deireanacha seo.
For the past few years, le blianta beaga anuas.
To precede a lecture with a few words of welcome, cúpla focal fáilte a rá roimh léacht.
There are precious few of them, is ríbheagán acu atá ann.
After a few preliminary remarks, tar éis cúpla focal a rá mar bhrollach, mar sheoladh.
A privileged few, an beagán a bhfuil fabhar acu.
I found a few remnants of food, tháinig mé ar chúpla grabhróg, sprúdar éigin, bia.
To ask s.o. to say a few words, iarraidh ar dhuine beagán a -rá.
To scribble a few words, cúpla focal a bhreacadh go scrábach.
We waited some few minutes, d'fhanamar tamaillín éigin.
Can you spare me a few moments? an mbeadh faill agat cúpla nóiméad a chaitheamh liom?
If he is spared a few weeks longer, má gheallann Dia dhó bheith beo cúpla seachtain eile.
He stole a few hours from his work, bhain sé cúpla uair an chloig dá chuid oibre.
Stick in a few commas, caith isteach cúpla camóg.
To put a few stitches in a garment, cúpla greim a chur i mball éadaigh.
A few stray houses, corrtheach i bhfad ó chéile.
To take down a few notes, cúpla nóta a bhreacadh síos.
He has lost a few teeth, tá sé mantach.
To add a few touches to a picture, deismínteacht bheag bhreise a dhéanamh ar phictiúr.
To trace a few lines, cúpla líne a tharraingt.
It wanted but a few days to Christmas, bhí sé i bhfoisceacht cúpla lá do Nollaig.
You can have what few books are left, cibé beagán leabhar atá fágtha féadann tú a gcoinneáil.