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"Tha sibh ro shean."

Translation:You are too old.

February 13, 2020

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zwack.am

Speak for yourself whippersnapper.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Agatha631151

That's cheeky whippersnapper.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidKnox19

Where is "sibh" pronounced "shoe" and where is it "sheave"? I am guessing it's a Uibhist/Steòrnabhagh thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RDM18

It seems odd to use the polite form when saying something so rude. They may as well go all the way amd use "thu".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidKnox19

They could be talking to more than one person...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jacek100686

Might just be a bunch of teenagers trying to get on a mcDonald's playground


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rraine7

Good point. Or if you are talking to someone younger, like maybe a teen wanting to trick or treat..you are too old (for that).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sandra509547

This pronunciation of sibh caught me out. It's usually "shiv" but this was "shoo". Is that a regional variation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rraine7

In another thread it was explained that the "shoo" pronunciation was common in Lewis and the North of Scotland.

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