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Describing things and people Ag innse cò ris a tha daoine agus rudan coltach

Are you ready?A bheil thu deiseil?

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

dè do bheachd? – what’s your opinion? / what do you think?

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

dè do bheachd …? - what do you think … ?

… air Alasdair - … of Alasdair

… air an duine sin - … of that man

… air a’ gheansaidh sin - … of that jumper

glè shnog – very nice

tha seo glè shnog – this is very nice

We have come across snog before to mean 'pretty'.

grànda - horrible

We have come across grànda before to mean 'ugly'.

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Female Customer Cha toigh leam uaine idir. I don’t like green at all.
Friend Ò. Gorm? Oh. Blue?
Female Customer Is toigh leam gorm ceart gu leòr.
Dè do bheachd?
I like blue alright.
What do you think?
Friend Tha e snog. It’s nice.
Woman Is toigh leam an taigh. I like the house.
Man Is toigh leam an gàrradh cuideachd.
Dè do bheachd?
I like the garden too.
What do you think?
Woman Tha e brèagha, Iain.
Tha mise ga iarraidh.
It’s beautiful, John.
I want it.
Man Ceart ma-thà. Right then.
Girl 1 A bheil thu deiseil? Are you finished?
Girl 2 Chan eil fhathast.
A bheil thu fhèin deiseil?
Not yet.
Are you finished yourself?
Girl 1 Tha.
Dè do bheachd ma-thà?
Yes.
What do you think then?
Girl 2 Ò, tha sin grànda! Oh, that’s horrible!
Woman Ceart ma-thà.
Tha mi a’ falbh.
Chì mi a-màireach thu.
Right then.
I’m off.
I will see you tomorrow.
Man Chì.
Tìoraidh an-dràsta.
Yes.
Cheerio just now.
Woman Tìoraidh.
Oidhche mhath.
Cheerio.
Goodnight.
Man 2 Oidhche mhath, a Chatrìona. Goodnight, Catherine.
Man Dè do bheachd? What do you think?
Man 2 Dè tha thu a’ ciallachadh? What do you mean?
Man Dè do bheachd air Catrìona? What do you think of Catherine?
Man 2 Tha i glè shnog. She’s very nice.