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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.