Cois Farraige: At the Seaside

Below are words and phrases associated with Topaic na Seachtaine:

Cois Farraige

(At the Seaside)

Focail / Words

anchor – ancaire
basking shark – liamhán gréine
beach – trá
beached – triomaithe
beach volleyball – eitpheil trá
coral – coiréal
deckchair – cathaoir dheice
fishing – iascaireacht
giant squid – máthair shúigh mhór
hurricane – spéirling
island – oileán
jellyfish – smugairle róin
lighthouse – teach solais
mermaid – maighdean mhara
raft – rafta
rowboat – bád rámhaíochta
sailor – mairnéalach

salt water – sáile
scuba divin – scúbadóireacht
seafood – bia mara
seagull – faoileán
seal – rón
seashell – sliogán
seashore – cladach
seasickness – tinneas farraige
seaweed – feamainn
shipwreck – longbhriseadh
snorkelling – snorcláil
surfing – surfáil
sun tan lotion – uachtar gréine
tide – taoide
whirlpool – guairneán

Frásaí / Phrases

He is no more a sailor than I am – Ní seoltóir é ach oiread liom féin

Fishing is an art in itself – Is ceird ar leith í an iascaireacht

It’s the nearest way to the sea – Is é an tslí is giorra go dtí an fharraige é

To go against the tide – Snámh in aghaidh an tsrutha

To row round an island – Iomramh thart ar oileán

We had a lovely day at the seaside – Bhí an-lá againn cois farraige, Bhí lá ar dóigh againn cois farraige

To scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef – Tumadóireacht scúba a dhéanamh ar an Mórsceir Bhacainneach

Rowing is one thing, sailing is another – Is mór idir iomramh agus seoltóireacht

The ship was destined for Dublin – Go Baile Átha Cliath a bhí an long ag dul

He was swept off his feet by the tide – Chuir an lán mara óna chosa é, bhain an fharraige é

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