In our conversation people were making future plans and some of this was expressed in verbs of motion which we saw in in the previous section.
Dè tha sinn a’ dol a dhèanamh a-nis?
What are we going to do now?
Tha mise a’ dol a-mach gu biadh an dràsta.
I am going out for a meal just now.
Tha mi a’ dol a stad aig a’ bhùth air an rathad dhachaigh.
I am going to stop at the shop on the way home.
Tha sinn a’ dol air an trèan dhan Fhraing airson seachdain.
We are going to on the train to France for a week.
We also encountered, a’ chiad (the first), an dàrna (the second) and an treas (the third) which are all examples of àireamhan òrdail (ordinal numbers).
… a’ chiad rud, feumaidh mise falbh dhachaigh.
… the first thing, I have to go home.
… an dàrna rud …
… the second thing …
agus an treas rud …
… and the third thing …
And in the following examples from our conversation, we see àireamhan òrdail agus cinn-latha (ordinal numbers) and dates.
A’ chiad latha a bhios mise saor, ‘s e Disathairne, an còigeamh latha dhen ath-mhìos.
The first day I will be free will be Saturday the fifth of next month.
Bidh sinn air ais air an deicheamh latha dhen ath mhìos.
We’ll be back on the tenth (day) of next month.
Bidh an co-là-breith agam air an fhicheadamh latha dhen ath-mhìos.
My birthday is (will be) on the 20th of next month.