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Saying what you’re doing Ag innse dè tha thu a’ dèanamh

What are you doing?Dè tha thu a' dèanamh?

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

I am ... – tha mi …

on the bike – air a’ bhaighsagal

playing – a’ cluich

swimming – a’ snàmh

driving – a’ dràibheadh

working – ag obair

what are you doing? - dè tha sibh a’ dèanamh?

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

what are you doing? – dè tha thu a’ dèanamh?

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

in the garden – anns a’ ghàrradh

PersonNeach
GaelicGàidhlig
EnglishBeurla
Mother Dè tha sibh a’ dèanamh? What are you doing?
Children Tha sinn a’ cluich. We’re playing.
Mother Glè mhath, ma-thà. Very good, then.
Woman Seo ma-thà.
Suidh sìos a-nis.
Siuthadaibh.
Here then.
Sit down now.
On you go.
Female Driver Chì sinn aig còig uairean thu. we will see you at five o’ clock.
Woman Chì.
Glè mhath ma-thà.
Yes.
Very well then.
Man Càit a bheil a’ chlann? Where are the children?
Woman Tha iad a’ snàmh. They are swimming.
Man Ò, cha robh cuimhne agam. Oh, I had forgotten.
Man Halò a Sheonag.
Ciamar a tha thu an-diugh?
Hello Joan.
How are you today?
Seonag Tha mi trang.
Dè tha thu a’ dèanamh an-diugh?
I’m busy.
What are you doing today?
Man Tha mi a’ dol a Dhùn Èideann. I’m going to Edinburgh.
Seonag A bheil thu a’ dràibheadh? Are you driving?
Man Chan eil.
Air an trèan.
Tha mi a’ dol dhan stèisean an-dràsta.
Mar sin leat, ma-thà.
No.
On the train.
I’m going to the station just now.
Bye, then.
Seonag Mar sin leat. Goodbye.
Man Halò Iain.
Ciamar a tha thu an-diugh?
Hello John.
How are you today?
Iain Tha mi sgìth.
Dè tha thu a’ dèanamh?
I’m tired.
What are you doing?
Man Tha mi ag obair anns a’ ghàrradh.
Tha i brèagha an-diugh.
I’m working in the garden.
It’s beautiful today.