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Greeting someone A’ cur fàilte air cuideigin

How are you? (plural / polite) Ciamar a tha sibh?

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

To ask how someone is, you would say:

ciamar a tha sibh? how are you?

There are two words for 'you' in Gaelic: sibh and thu.

Use thu when you speak to a child or friend.

Use sibh to talk to someone older than you, someone in authority or more than one person.

sibh you

If in doubt, use sibh.

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Postman Halò, a Mhàiri.
Ciamar a tha sibh?
Hello Mary.
How are you?
Young man Haidh.
Ciamar a tha sibh?
How are you?
Man Halò, a Mhàiri. Hello, Mary.
Woman Halò Iain.
Ciamar a tha sibh?
Hello Iain.
How are you?
Woman Ciamar a tha sibh? How are you?
Man Halò, Eilidh.
Ciamar a tha sibh, Ailein?
Hello Helen.
How are you Allan?