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What does that mean?Dè tha sin a' ciallachadh?

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

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

dè tha … a’ ciallachadh? what does … mean?

dè tha sin a’ ciallachadh? what does that mean?

chan eil fhios agam I don’t know

chan eil càil a dh’fhios agam I haven’t a clue

chan eil sìon a dh’fhios agam I haven’t a clue

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Man Tha mi a’ tuigsinn ball-coise, ach dè tha “anns na h-Eileanan an Iar” a’ ciallachadh? I understand football, but what does “in the Western Isles” mean?
Woman Anns na h-Eileanan an Iar?
Seo na h-Eileanan an Iar.
In the Western Isles?
Here are the Western Isles.
Man À!
Tha mi a’ tuigsinn.
In the Western Isles.
Anns na h-Eileanan an Iar.
Ah!
I understand.
In the Western Isles.
In the Western Isles.
Man Gabhaibh mo leisgeul.
Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig.
Dè tha sin a’ ciallachadh?
Excuse me.
I’m learning Gaelic.
What does that mean?
Woman B’ aill leibh? Sorry?
Man Dè tha sin a’ ciallachadh? What does that mean?
Woman Ò, ’s math sin.
It’s like saying “That’s good” or “great”.
’S math sin.
Oh, that’s good.
It’s like saying “That’s good” or “great”.
That’s good.
Man À, ’s math sin.
Tapadh leibh.
Ah, that’s good.
Thank you.
Woman ’S e ur beatha. You’re welcome.