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Telling people things Ag innse rudan do dhaoine

Can you tell me...? (plural / polite) An innis sibh dhomh...?

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

tell me! - innis dhomh!

tell me … - innis dhomh …

tell me (plural/polite)… - innsibh dhomh…

will you tell me …? - an innis thu dhomh …?

will you tell me …? (formal) - an innis sibh dhomh …?

… what happened - … dè thachair

… about it - … mu dheidhinn

… about yourself – … mud dheidhinn fhèin

… what’s wrong with you - … dè tha ceàrr oirbh

tell me what’s wrong - innis dhomh dè tha ceàrr

will you tell me a story? – ann innis sibh sgeulachd dhomh?

… will tell – innsidh …

… will not tell – chan innis …

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EnglishBeurla
Grandfather Halò, Ruth.
A bheil thu a’ dol dhan leabaidh?
Hello, Ruth.
Are you going to bed?
Ruth Chan eil mi airson a dhol dhan leabaidh fhathast. I don’t want to go to bed yet.
Grandfather Ach tha sgoil ann a-màireach, agus feumaidh tu èirigh tràth. But there’s school tomorrow, and you need to get up early.
Ruth An innis thu sgeulachd dhomh an toiseach? Will you tell me a story first?
Grandfather Siuthad ma-thà.
Thig mi suas ann am mionaid agus innsidh mi sgeulachd dhut.
On you go then.
I’ll come up in a minute and I’ll tell you a story.
Nursery teacher Trobhad.
An innis mi sgeulachd dhut?
Rebecca, dè mu dheidhinn sgeulachd?
Dè tha ceàrr?
Come here.
Will I tell you a story?
Rebecca, what about a story?
What’ s wrong?
Rebecca Cindy. Cindy.
Nursery teacher Rebecca, innis dhomh dè tha ceàrr. Rebecca, tell me what’s wrong.
Rebecca Bhris Cindy a cas. Cindy broke her leg.
Nursery Teacher Trobhad gus am faic mi. Come here so I can see.
Man Gabhaibh mo leisgeul.
An innis sibh dhomh càit a bheil Sràid Merkland?
Excuse me.
Will you tell me where Merkland Street is?
Woman Tha mi duilich.
Chan eil mi a’ fuireach an seo.
I’m sorry.
I don’t live here.
Man Gabh mo leisgeul.
An innis sibh dhomh càit a bheil Sràid Merkland?
Excuse me.
Will you tell me where Merkland Street is?
Man 2 Innsidh.
Tha e dìreach thall an sin.
Yes.
It’s just over there.
Man Mìle taing. Thanks a million. (A thousand thanks)