IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Mar a bheadh Dia á rá leis, as if God ordained it, as if his life depended on it.
Bheadh na comharsana ~ orainn, the neighbours would be down on us.
Ghreamaigh sé dom mar a bheadh ~ ann, he stuck to me like a leech.
Ní bheadh ~ orm gan é, san áit seo, I couldn’t live without it, in this place.
Bheadh aoibhneas lá a chaitheamh ann, it would be delightful to spend a day there.
Mar a bheadh éan ann, like a bird.
Saighdiúirí calma a bheadh iontu, they would have made brave soldiers.
Ag ~adh is ag at mar a bheadh cat i mála, working oneself into a frenzy of exasperation.
~ é a bheadh orm gan dul ann? Why should I not go there?
D’imigh sé mar a bheadh an chaor thine ann, he shot off like a rocket.
Cé a bheadh ann ach Brian? Who should it be but Brian?
Mar a bheadh ~ ghoir ann, like a broody hen, absurdly fussy.
~ eile a bheadh uait? What more would you want?
~ ar an trioblóid a bheadh leis, consider the amount of trouble it would cause.
Bheadh do chuisle cortha ina dhiaidh, it would make you wrist-weary.
D’imigh sé mar a bheadh an ~ ann, he ran like blazes.
Cé a bheadh ina dhiaidh air? Who could blame him?
Bheadh ~ ar an té a dhéanfadh sin, only a queer person would do that.
Mar a bheadh ~ ar an iarann, as if the iron had magical properties.
Tá mé mar a bheadh strainséir ~ ina measc, I am like a black stranger among them.
Ní bheadh sé d’~ orm, I wouldn’t have the audacity.
Tá a thuarastal ag éirí dó mar a bheadh sé ag obair, his salary accrues to him as if he were working.
Mar a bheadh ~ ann, like wildfire.
Ní bheadh ~ ar mo thórramh, my obsequies would not be unattended.
~ mar a bheadh fearg air, as if he were angry.
Imeacht ar nós na gaoithe, mar a bheadh an ghaoth (Mhárta) ann, to go like the wind.
D’~ sé mar a bheadh splanc ann, he went off like a flash.
Ní hin mar a bheadh an cás, that is not how the case would be.
Ní bheadh sé ~ agat fanacht anseo, you couldn’t possibly stay here.
Ag troid mar a bheadh leoin ann, fighting like lions.
~ bheadh imní uirthi ghuíodh sí Dia, if she were in a state of anxiety she prayed to God.
~ bheadh eagla airsean cé air nach mbeadh? If he were frightened who wouldn’t be?
Is ~ a bheadh ina mhuinín, I shouldn’t like to depend on him.
Dá mba ar mo mhaith a bheadh, if it were something I could do (to help).
D’éirigh sé ~ a bheadh éan ann, he rose like a bird.
Bhí sé ~ a bheadh an lá geal ann, it was like broad daylight.
Rith sé ~ a bheadh an diabhal ann, he ran like the devil.
Nár mhéanar a bheadh óg arís! O to be young again!
Dá mba ar mo mhian a bheadh, if I had my way.
Ba mhó an mhuinín a bheadh agam asat féin, I would have greater confidence in yourself.
Tá, bhí, bheadh, ~, we are, were, would be.
Cad a bheadh romham ~ asal? What should I find there but a donkey?
Faoi mar a bheadh an ~ ar an aithne, as ill luck would have it.
Ar ~ dá mbeadh, mar a bheadh, sé ag seinm, as though he were playing music.
Ní bheadh sé de pheaca ar m’anam, I wouldn’t have it on my conscience.
Is mairg a bheadh ag déanamh ~ dó, he has no intention of dying just yet.
~ a bheadh ann, it would be cheap at the price.
Ní bheadh mo ~ leis, I wouldn’t tire of it.
Bheadh ~ chomh maith againn suí, we might as well sit.
Bheadh ~ ar fheabhas, that thing (we were considering) would be excellent.