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Aonad 6 Unit 6

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Learning to talk about your pastimes

A typical question asking about your pastimes is:

An bhfuil caithimh aimsire ar bith agat?

Have you any pastimes?

An bhfuil caithimh aimsire ar bith agat?

An bhfuil caithimh aimsire ar bith agat?

In any conversation, it is wise to talk about your own particular pastimes but we offer a range of pastimes for you to choose from

To confirm you have pastimes you can say:

Tá caithimh aimsire agam

I have pastimes

Tá caithimh aimsire agam

Tá caithimh aimsire agam

Or, tá caithimh aimsire agam cinnte

I have pastimes surely

Tá caithimh aimsire agam cinnte

Tá caithimh aimsire agam cinnte

You can then itemise your hobbies/interests. As with much learning, it can help your memory if you learn things in threes

You might say:

Is maith liom spórt – peil, snámh, rugbaí

I like sport – football, swimming, rugby

Is maith liom spórt – peil, snámh, rugbaí

Is maith liom spórt – peil, snámh, rugbaí

Is breá liom spórt – sacar, haca agus leadóg

I love sport – soccer, hockey and tennis

Is breá liom spórt – sacar, haca agus leadóg

Is breá liom spórt – sacar, haca agus leadóg

Is maith liom rince, ceol agus cluichí boird

I like dancing, music and board games

Is maith liom rince, ceol agus cluichí boird

Is maith liom rince, ceol agus cluichí boird

Taitníonn rothaíocht liom

I enjoy cycling

Taitníonn rothaíocht liom

Taitníonn rothaíocht liom

You can expand your answer with activities like:

Is maith liom fosta an teilifís agus léitheoireacht

I also like the television and reading

Is maith liom fosta an teilifís agus léitheoireacht

Is maith liom fosta an teilifís agus léitheoireacht

Or, Tá dúil agam i mo pheata

I am fond of my pet

Tá dúil agam i mo pheata

Tá dúil agam i mo pheata

Or, Bím ar mo ríomhaire go minic

I am often on my computer (bím, I do be, as in a continuous activity)

Bím ar mo ríomhaire go minic

Bím ar mo ríomhaire go minic

Listen to the following question and answer and see if you understand the pastimes:

Bhuel a chara. An bhfuil caithimh aimsire ar bith agat?

Tá caithimh aimsire agam cinnte. Is maith liom snúcar agus is breá liom camógaíocht. Taitníonn léitheoireacht liom fosta.

Is maith sin.

Is maith sin – that is good

Is maith sin.

Agus arís:

Bhuel a chara. An bhfuil caithimh aimsire ar bith agat?

Tá caithimh aimsire agam cinnte. Is maith liom snúcar agus is breá liom camógaíocht. Taitníonn léitheoireacht liom fosta.

Is maith sin.

Go dtí Aonad a 7, bain sult as do chaithimh aimsire (enjoy your pastimes), bain sult as do chaithimh aimsire, agus slán go fóill.

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