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Trying things A’ feuchainn rudan

Try not to eat too muchFeuch nach ith thu cus

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

feuch … - try …

feuch nach … – try not to …

feuch nach ith thu cus – try not to eat too much

feuch nach tuit thu – try not to fall

feuch nach goirtich thu thu fhèin – try not to hurt yourself

feuchaibh … - try … (plural/polite)

a-rithist - again

feuch ri … - try to …

… do bhiadh ithe - … eat your food

feuch ris … - try to …

… a’ bhòrd seo a thogail – … lift this table

feuch gun … – try to… (with future tense verb)

… tèid sibh a choimhead oirre - … go and see her (plural/polite)

Note: feuch sometimes means 'would you … ?' and ris is used instead of ri before the definite article.

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Daughter A mhamaidh, am faod mi iad seo ithe? Mummy, may I eat these?
Mum An do ghabh thu do bhracaist? Have you had your breakfast?
Daughter Ghabh. Yes.
Mum Siuthad ma-thà.
Feuch nach ith thu cus.
On you go then.
Try not to eat too much.
Daughter A mhamaidh, seall cho àrd ’s a tha mi. Mummy, look how tall I am.
Mum Tha sin math, a ghràidh.
Ach bidh faiceallach.
Feuch nach tuit thu.
That’s good, dear.
But be careful.
Try not to fall.
Son A mhàthair, fàg sin. Mother, leave that.
Mother Tha mi ceart gu leòr. I’m alright.
Son Seo.
Gheibh mi fhìn e.
I’ll get it myself.
Mother Tapadh leat ma-thà.
Feuch nach goirtich thu thu fhèin.
Thanks then.
Try not to hurt yourself.