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 Aonad 13 Unit 13

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If you are still studying for the Cúpla Focal badge or following the Cúpla Focal introductory lessons, you will need to know the Irish for the main colours.

 

The question will be – cad é an dath atá ar _________? What is the colour of the…? (and you will likely be shown a picture or an item, for example a snooker ball or a toy)

Cad é an dath atá ar…  – literally, what is the colour that is on..?

Cad é an dath atá ar…?

Cad iad na príomdhathanna mar sin? 

What are the main colours then?

bán white

dubh black

donn brown

dearg red

glas green

gorm blue

buí yellow

oráiste orange

liath grey

corcra purple

bándearg pink

Agus arís:

bán

dubh

donn

dearg

glas

gorm

buí

oráiste

liath

corcra

bándearg

Sample questions

Cad é an dath atá ar banana?

What colour is a banana?

Tá sé buí

Cad é an dath atá ar banana?

Tá sé buí

Cad é an dath atá ar úll?

What colour is an apple?

Tá sé glas

Cad é an dath atá ar úll?

Tá sé glas

Cad é an dath atá ar úll taifí?

What colour is a toffee apple?

Tá sé donn

Cad é an dath atá ar úll taifí?

Tá sé donn

Cad é an dath atá ar úll taifí?

Tá sé donn

Cad é an dath atá ar tráta?

What colour is a tomato?

Tá sé dearg

Cad é an dath atá ar tráta?

Tá sé dearg

Cad é an dath atá ar tráta?

Tá sé dearg

Cad é an dath atá ar líomóid?

What colour is a lemon? 

Be careful with this one, líomóid is a feminine noun and we must say

Tá sí buí

Tá sí buí

Cad é an dath atá ar liomóid?

Tá sí buí

Cad é an dath atá ar an liathróid?

What colour is the ball?

Cad é an dath atá ar an liathróid?

Again care is required, liathróid is a feminine noun and we must say

Tá sí bán

Tá sí bán

Finally, here is a challenging list of colours, including two new ones – plúirín for indigo, plúirín, and corcarghorm for violet, corcarghorm.

Cad iad na dathanna - what are the colours, note the changes here – cad iad na dathanna atá ar an bogha báistí?

What are the colours of the rainbow?

Cad iad na dathanna atá ar an bogha báistí?

Cad iad na dathanna atá ar an bogha báistí?

Cad iad na dathanna atá ar an bhogha báistí?

Tá sé dearg, oráiste, buí, glas, gorm, plúirín agus corcarghorm

Tá sé dearg, oráiste, buí, glas, gorm, plúirín agus corcarghorm

Tá sé dearg, oráiste, buí, glas, gorm, plúirín agus corcarghorm

Go dtí an chéad Aonad eile, slán go fóill.

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