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He has a moustacheTha stais air

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

she has long hair – tha falt fada oirre

she has red hair – tha falt ruadh oirre

is she like … ? – a bheil i coltach ri …?

short – goirid

You would use this to describe hair or an item, but not a person.

short hair - falt goirid

he has short hair – tha falt goirid air

a moustache - stais

Man 1 Tha i àrd is caol agus ... She is tall and thin and ...
Man 2 Tha falt fad’ oirre?
Falt dubh?
She has long hair?
Black hair?
Man 1 Tha i àrd is caol, agus tha falt fada dubh oirre.
’Eil i coltach ri Cher?
She is tall and thin, and she has long, black hair.
Is she like Cher?
Man 2 Thalla! Get away!
Woman Cò ris a tha i coltach? What’s she like?
Girl Tha falt fad’ oirre, Falt fada, ruadh. She has long hair. Long, red hair.
Woman Falt fada, ruadh. Long, red hair.
Girl Seo i a’ tighinn. Here she comes.
Female witness Bha falt dubh air. He had black hair.
Male Inspector Falt dubh? Black hair?
Female witness Bha falt goirid, dubh air. He had short, black hair.
Male inspector Falt goirid, dubh.
A bheil sin ceart?
Short, black hair.
Is that right?
Female witness Tha.
Bha falt goirid, dubh air.
Ò, agus bha stais air cuideachd.
Yes.
He had short, black hair.
Oh, and he had a moustache too.
Male inspector Ceart? Ok?
Female witness Tha. Yes.
Teacher À, cò tha seo? Ah, who’s this?
Girl Seo mamaidh. This is mum.
Teacher Tha falt fada oirre. She has long hair.
Girl Tha.
Agus sin dadaidh.
Agus tha falt goirid air.
Yes.
And that’s my dad.
And he has short hair.
Teacher Tha stais air. He has a moustache.
Girl Tha. Yes.
Teacher Uill, tha iad glè mhath.
Tapadh leat.
Well, they are very good.
Thank you.
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