John and Anne discussed a lot of things and John asked a lot of questions in the past tense. One question was quite straightforward.
Dè na bha e?
What was it?
John and Anne used one word lots – cheannaich.
An do cheannaich sibh rudeigin?
Did you buy something?
Dè cheannaich sibh?
What did you buy?
Cheannaich mi sgiort phinc
I bought a pink skirt
Càit an do cheannaich sibh iad?
Where did you buy them?
Cheannaich mi iad ann am bùth Mhàiri
I bought them in Mary’s shop
Cuin a cheannaich i bùth?
When did she buy a shop?
Ciamar a cheannaich i bùth?
How did she buy a shop?
Nach do cheannaich sibh còta an t-seachdain sa chaidh?
Didn’t you buy a coat last week?
Cha do cheannaich mi còta an t-seachdain sa chaidh.
I didn’t buy a coat last week.