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Expressing needs A’ cur feuman an cèill

We must eat something before we goFeumaidh sinn rudeigin ithe mus fhalbh sinn.

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

feumaidh mi rudeigin òl – I must drink something

feumaidh sinn rudeigin ithe – we must eat something

… mus fhalbh sinn – … before we go

We have seen that feumaidh can be used as a response, but it can be used to say that someone has to do something.

feumaidh mi … – I must …

feumaidh sinn … – we must …

feumaidh sibh … – you must … (plural/polite)

… rudeigin ithe – … eat something

… dèanamh deiseil - … get ready

… sgur a’ smocadh - … stop smoking

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Woman Tha thu air ais. You’re back.
Man Feumaidh mi rudeigin ri òl. I need something to drink.
Woman A bheil am pathadh ort? Are you thirsty?
Man Tha gu dearbh. Yes indeed.
Woman A bheil thu ag iarraidh cupa tì? Do you want a cup of tea?
Man Chan eil, tapadh leat.
Gabhaidh mi cana làgair.
No, thank you.
I’ll have a can of lager.
Woman Cuin a tha sinn a’ falbh? When are we leaving?
Man Dè an uair a tha e an-dràsta? What time is it now?
Woman Tha e gu bhith trì uairean. It’s almost three o’ clock.
Man Feumaidh sinn falbh ann an leth-uair a thìde ma-thà. We have to leave in half an hour then.
Woman Feumaidh sinn rudeigin ithe mus fhalbh sinn.
Dè ghabhas tu?
We need to eat something before we leave.
What will you have?
Man Gabhaidh mi ceapaire càise, mas e do thoil e. I’ll have a cheese sandwich, please.
Woman Glè mhath. Very good.