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December :: page 2
Nollaig Chridheil! (Merry Christmas!)

It’s early on Christmas morning …… very early! For the first time in ages, Munro is excited. The mask of coolness has slipped and he’s desperate to get Seanair up so the presents can get unwrapped! Listen to this conversation – you might be able to use these phrases on Christmas morning.

Munro and Seanair on christmas day.

Munro Nollaig Chridheil!!
Merry Christmas!!
Seanair Dè an uair a tha e?
What time is it?
Munro Tha e leth-uair an dèidh còig …. èirichibh!!
It’s half past five …. get up!!
Seanair Tha e ro thràth fhathast!
It’s too early yet!
Munro Chan eil idir. ’S e latha na Nollaig a tha ann!
No, it isn’t. It’s Christmas Day!
Seanair Tha fios agam ach tha e ro thràth!
I know but it is too early!
Now listen to their conversation.

You’ll recognise a few of the phrases in that conversation, especially those dealing with the time. Munro uses the word èirichibh to tell Seanair to “Get up!” At least he used the polite form. If you want to tell someone to get up and it’s someone you know well, you’d just shout èirich! The word ro is very useful – it can be used to emphasise something is too much of one thing. Look at the useful vocabulary

Useful vocabulary
Gaelic English
Tha e ro thràth It is too early
Tha e ro fhuar It is too cold
Tha e ro bhlàth It is too warm
Tha e ro theth It is too hot
Tha seo ro dhaor This is too expensive
Tha sin ro chunnartach That is too dangerous
Tha thu ro òg You are too young
Tha e ro shean He is too old


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