How often do we see the different members of our families? Watch as Joy explains how to ask and answer the question Dè cho tric …? (How often …?)
We’ve looked at the ages of family members so let’s talk about how often we see them.
The word for often in Gaelic is: tric. Often. Tric.
To ask How often, it’s: Dè cho tric? How often? Dè cho tric?
And in a longer question: Dè cho tric ’s a… ? Dè cho tric ’s a…
So you could ask: Dè cho tric ’s a bhios tu a’ faicinn do bhràthair? How often do you see your brother? Dè cho tric ’s a bhios tu a’ faicinn do bhràthair?
And some useful words and phrases for answering dè cho tric? questions: gach or a h-uile
Both meaning every. Gach. Or A h-uile…
So if you said: Gach Disathairne, that would be every Saturday. Gach Disathairne.
Or A h-uile seachdain. Every week. A h-uile seachdain.
We could answer the question Dè cho tric ’s a bhios tu a’ faicinn do bhràthair? by saying: Bidh mi a’ faicinn mo bhràthair gach Disathairne. I see my brother every Saturday. Bidh mi a’ faicinn mo bhràthair gach Disathairne.
Of course, many families don’t have fixed times to get together and the following are less specific:
Cho tric ’s as urrainn dhomh. As often as I can. Cho tric ‘s as urrainn dhomh.
Or: Bho àm gu àm. From time to time. Bho àm gu àm.