Gaelic, like many other languages, has a formal version of ‘you’ and an informal version of ‘you’. This difference in pronouns applies also to prepositional pronouns, such as with le (with). Use leibh to speak to:
However, if you are speaking to a child or a friend, use leat.
What happens if you want to use le with another pronoun? We need to learn the correct prepositional pronouns.
We often use the preposition ‘le’ with a pronoun (e.g. I, you, it), to give us phrases such as “with me” and “with you”. We just need to learn these words to give us these new sentences. We already know the structure.
Let’s learn the other prepositional pronouns.
|le + mi||leam||with me|
|le + thu||leat||with you|
|le + e||leis||with him / it|
|le + i||leatha||with her / it|
|le + sinn||leinn||with us|
|le + sibh||leibh||with you|
|le + iad||leotha||with them|