IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
1) Bhí orm a chur, a cur, a gcur, ar scoil, I had to send him, her, them, to school.
Bhí iontas orm a dhonacht a bhí sé, I was surprised that he was so bad.
Bhí mé á dhíol, I was selling it.
Bhí sé á dhíol go saor, (i) he was selling it cheaply, (ii) it was being sold cheaply.
Bhí siad á gceannach, (i) they were buying them, (ii) they were being bought.
Bhí siad á moladh aige, they were being praised by him.
Bhí ~ ban ina measc, there were a number of women among them.
Bhí an bád ag imeacht ar a h~ féin, the boat was drifting.
Is beag an t-~ a bhí leis de bharr a lae ag iascach, he had little reward for his day's fishing.
Bhí sé sásta ~ an leithscéal sin a ghabháil leis, he was satisfied when that excuse was offered to him.
Is é an t-ainm a bhí air ~ Brian, Brian was his name.
Bhí sé ~ fada anseo, he was here a long time.
Bhí sí ag caoineadh an t-~ a bhí sí ag caint liom, she was weeping while she was talking to me.
Bhí mé anseo ar feadh an achair, I was here all the while.
Bhí sé ag déanamh ~ dóibh, he was doing them a turn.
Bhí sé d’~ orm éalú uathu, I had the good fortune to escape from them.
Bhí an t-~ dearg air; bhí an t-~ ina rith air, ina chaipín, he was extremely lucky.
Bhí eireaball, sciorta, den ~ air, he was a bit lucky.
Bhí a chroí agus a ~nna ag rith ar a chéile, he was labouring from exertion, with excitement.
Bhí slat aige, he had a rod.
Bhí aois mhór aige, he was very old.
Bhí an dochtúir agam, I had the doctor in.
Bhí mé ag feirmeoir anuraidh, I was working for a farmer last year.
Bhí siad ar dinnéar againn, we had them to dinner.
D’aithin mé cé a bhí agam, I recognized who was in my presence.
Bhí an nós sin acu, they had that custom.
Bhí an-oíche againn, we had an excellent night.
Sin é a bhí agat a dhéanamh, that is what you should have done.
Bhí cruinniú againn, we had a meeting.
Bhí troid aige leo, he had a fight with them.
Bhí mac óg inné aici, she had, gave birth to, a son yesterday.
Bhí sé mór againn imeacht air, it was too much to expect that we should leave without him.
An rud a bhí sé ag iarraidh a dhéanamh, what he was trying to do.
Bhí sé romham ag teacht dom, he met me when I was coming.
Bhí ~ an chruinnithe air, he was the centre of attraction at the meeting.
Bhí na scaotha ~ na scaotha éan ag dul ó dheas, there were flocks and flocks of birds going south.
Bhí sé ann ~ níor labhair sé, he was there but he did not speak.
D’imigh sé go Meiriceá. A~ nuair a bhí sé tamall thall . . . . He went to America. And when he was there some time . . . .
Bhí an lá an-dorcha, ~ é chomh fuar, the day was very dark, and it was also very cold.
Bhí sé ag iarraidh é a cheannach ~ gan mórán airgid aige, he was trying to buy it although he had little money.
Bhí sé ionann ~ (a bheith) caite aici, she had almost spent it.
Ó bhí ~ go raibh, since it was, which is true.
2. Bhí sé ~ liom, he was short with me.
Bhí lámh ~ aige, he had a deformed hand.
Bhí mé ar ~ acu aréir, I stayed with them, was their guest, last night.
Ó bhí an ~ sin ionam, since I was that high.
Nuair a bhí airgead aige níor ~ sé é, when he had money he did not appreciate it.
Bhí ~ mhór air, a large sum was taken up in offerings at his funeral.
Is beag an t-~ ó bhí sí ina leanbh, it is only a short time since she was a child.
Bhí ~ breá againn ann, we had a fine time there.