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 Aonad 21 Unit 21

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This question allows us to talk about our interest in music. 

Cén saghas ceoil is fearr leat?

What type of music do you prefer?

Cén saghas ceoil is fearr leat?

Cén saghas ceoil is fearr leat?

 

The answer will open with the very useful phrase:

Is fearr liom .... I prefer 

Is fearr liom  ....

Is fearr liom  ....

 

Simple answers to the question, Cén saghas ceoil is fearr leat?  could be:

Is fearr liom popcheol 

I prefer pop music 

Is fearr liom popcheol

Is fearr liom popcheol

 

or

 

Is fearr liom ceol clasaiceach

I prefer classical music 

Is fearr liom ceol clasaiceach

Is fearr liom ceol clasaiceach

 

or 

 

Is fearr liom ceol tíre

I prefer folk music 

Is fearr liom ceol tíre

Is fearr liom ceol tíre

 

 

Other types of music you might prefer include:

Snagcheol – jazz music – note the ‘r’ sound for ‘n’ as is common in Ulster

Snagcheol 

Snagcheol

 

Rac-cheol – rock music 

Rac-cheol

Rac-cheol

 

Ceol traidisúnta- traditional music 

Ceol traidisúnta 

Ceol traidisúnta 

 

Ceol uirlise – instrumental music 

Ceol uirlise

Ceol uirlise

 

Let’s develop an answer a little bit:

 

Cén sórt ceoil is fearr leat?

Is fearr liom popcheol 

“Snow Patrol” an grúpa is ansa liom 

“Snow Patrol” is my favourite group 

“Snow Patrol” an grúpa is ansa liom 

 

Is fearr liom popcheol 

“Snow Patrol” an grúpa is ansa liom

 

or 

 

Cén sórt ceoil is fearr leat?

Is fear liom ceol traidisúnta 

Tá bailiúchán iontach dlúthdhioscaí agam

I have a great collection of CD’s 

Is fear liom ceol traidisúnta 

Tá bailiúchán iontach dlúthdhioscaí agam

 

You may not particularly like music at all, in which case you could reply to the question, “Cén sórt ceoil is fearr leat?” 

Déanta na fírinne, ní maith liom ceol 

To tell you the truth, I don’t like music 

Is fearr liom léitheoireacht

I prefer reading 

 

And again, agus arís 

Déanta na fírinne, ní maith liom ceol

Is fearr liom léitheoireacht

 

To conclúide this unit, we’ll just provide a list of musical instruments 

 

Giotár – guitar 

Drumaí – drums

Fidil – fidle 

Bodhrán – bodhrán

Feadóg mhór or fliúit – flute 

Méarchlár – keyboard 

Trumpa – trumpet 

Dordghiotár – bass guitar

Consairtín – concertina 

Feadóg stáin – tin whistle 

 

That’s perhaps 10 new nouns for you – so listen again:

Giotár 

Drumaí 

Fidil 

Bodhrán 

Feadóg mhór or fliúit 

Méarchlár 

Trumpa

Dordghiotár 

Consairtín 

Feadóg stáin 

 

Go dtí an chéad Aonad eile, slán go fóill.

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