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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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EnglishBeurla
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.