’S àbhaist dhomh seinn
I usually sing
This follows the normal structure of Gaelic sentences and say “are – usually – to me – sing”
àbhaist means a norm, a usual occurence and it is usually paired up with the preposition do (to or for) to mean ‘It’s a norm for X’ , X usually (does something), like ’S àbhaist dhomh seinn – Singing is a norm for me, I usually sing.
You might want to talk about what people do! As with many things in Gaelic, it’s a case of getting to grips with the correct prepositional pronoun. Check out the ones made from do (to / for).
|do + mi||dhomh||to / for me|
|do + thu||dhut||to / for you|
|do + e||dha||to / for him / it|
|do + i||dhi||to / for her / it|
|do + sinn||dhuinn||to / for us|
|do + sibh||dhuibh||to / for you|
|do + iad||dhaibh||to / for them|
This gives us a whole range of sentences we can use to discuss people’s habits.
An àbhaist dha seinn?
Does he usually sing?
Nach àbhaist dhi leughadh?
Doesn’t she usually read?
Is àbhaist dhuinn snàmh
We usually swim
Chan àbhaist dhuibh seinn
You don’t usually sing
’S àbhaist dhaibh fuine gach Disathairne
They usually bake every Saturday