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Speaking our Language

Where were you? (plural / polite)Càit an robh sibh?

Look out for the following pieces of vocabulary in this clip.

where were you? - càit an robh sibh?

This is the formal way you use to speak to an older person, or to a group of people.

on a walk, on a short trip – air chuairt

where were you? - càit an robh thu?

This is the informal way you use to speak to a friend or a child.

I was … – bha mi …

we were … – bha sinn …

on a walk – air chuairt

away – air falbh

on holiday – air saor-làithean

I was on a walk – bha mi air chuairt

I was away – bha mi air falbh

at the house – aig an taigh

to the shops – aig na bùithtean

in the toilet – anns an taigh-bheag

Woman Càit an robh sibh?
Hoigh!
Càit an robh sibh?
Where were you?
Hey!
Where were you?
Woman Càit an robh sibh? Where were you?
Man Air chuairt! On a walk!
Woman Feasgar math. Good afternoon.
Man Feasgar math. Good afternoon.
Woman Agus càit an robh sibh? And where were you?
Man Air chuairt! On a walk!
Woman Air chuairt? On a walk?
Man Glè mhath.
Tìoraidh.
Very good.
Cheerio.
Woman Madainn mhath. Good morning.
Man Madainn mhath.
Càit an robh sibh an-dè?
Good morning.
Where were you yesterday?
Woman Em, bha mi air falbh. Em, I was away.
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