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Coping with language difficulties A’ dèiligeadh ri duilgheadasan cànain

Pardon? (plural / polite)B'aill leibh?

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

pardon? – b’ àill leibh?

This phrase does not change whether you are talking to a child, a friend, an elder or a group of people.

try again – feuchaibh a-rithist

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

what? – dè?

cold – fuar

it is cold – tha i fuar

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GaelicGàidhlig
EnglishBeurla
Barman Ciamar a tha sibh an-diugh? How are you today?
Customer B’ aill leibh? Sorry?
Barman Ciamar a tha sibh? How are you?
Customer Tha gu math, tapadh leat. I’m well, thank you.
Barman Dè tha sibh ag iarraidh? What do you want?
Customer Pinnt làgair. A pint of lager.
Female Receptionist Ailean Moireasdan. Allan Morrison.
Ailean B’ aill leibh? Sorry?
Female Receptionist Ailean Moireasdan. Allan Morrison.
Ailean A, tapadh leibh. Ah, thank you.
Female Receptionist Thigibh a-steach. Come in.
Man Tha i fuar an-diugh. It’s cold today.
Female Staff B’ aill leibh? Sorry?
Man Tha i fuar. It’s cold.
Female Staff O, tha.
Tha i fuar.
Oh, yes.
It’s cold.