IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
~ is mar sin a tharla, but that is how it happened.
Cá h~ nó cá huair a tharla sin? When ever did that happen?
D’~ sé ar tharla dó, he related all that happened to him.
Níl a fhios agam (go) ~ cad a tharla, I don’t know exactly what happened.
Tá sé ag brú ar dhaichead bliain ó tharla sé, it is close on forty years since it happened.
~ a tharla sé? When did it happen?
Ba den chinniúint gur tharla sé, chance ordained that it should happen.
Tharla an ~ céanna dom féin, the same thing happened to myself.
~ a tharla sé? How did it happen?
Ní mar sin a tharla, ~ leis na heolaithe, ach mar seo, it did not happen like that, according to the experts, but like this.
Tharla dúinn a bheith ann, we happened to be there.
Cad a tharla dó? É a thitim san abhainn. What happened to him? He fell in the river.
~ Bríde a tharla sé, it happened round about the feast of St. Brigid.
Ó tharla in áit na ~a thú, since you are in a position to oblige.
Ó d’imigh tú is ea a tharla sé, (it is) since you went away (that) it happened.
Mo ~ gur tharla sé, alas that it should happen.
Nach tubaisteach ~ a tharla sé? Isn’t it tragic how it happened?
Bheith ~ i rudaí a tharla, to be mindful of things that happened.
Níor tharla aon ~, nothing happened.
Ní chreidim ~ tharla sé, I am convinced it happened.
Ó tharla go bhfuil tú anseo, since you happen to be here.
Tharla dom sa ~ í, I met her on the road, on my way.
Tharla sé ~ sin, it happened before that, previously.
An ~ a tharla, the thing that happened.
Cad é a tharla? ~ a bheith rótheann asainn féin. What happened? (That) we were too cocksure of ourselves.
Tharla tionóisc, an accident occurred.
Tharla dom a bheith i láthair, I happened to be present.
Ó tharla anseo iad, seeing that they are here.
Ó tharla go bhfuil deifir ort, since you are in a hurry.
Cad a tharla duit? What happened you?
Tharla sé sa tslí orm (dom, liom), I chanced to meet him on the way.
Tharla lá mé ag dul ar cóisir, one day I happened to be going to a party.
Is minic a tharla a leithéid, such things often happen.
(Is) maith mar a tharla, it is all to the good.
Eadraibh féin a tharla sé, settle it among yourselves.
Tharla ann agus níor tharla as é, it just happens to be so (and there is no use in wishing it were otherwise).
Nach ~ a tharla sé! What a coincidence that it should happen just then!
~ earráid a tharla sé, it happened by mistake.
Na huafáis a tharla, the terrible things that happened.