There were a few new words there.
aig an taigh
at the house
And here are some useful phrases if you’re not working.
Leig e dheth a dhreuchd.
He (is) retired
Leig i dhith a dreuchd
She (is) retired
Tha i a’ leigeil dhith a dreuchd.
She is retiring.
Tha mi gun obair an-dràsta
I am unemployed just now
As we’ve seen, when describing our professions, beliefs and nationalities we say that these are in us, using ‘S e … ann (an). As we saw in A1 Cuspair 2 and Cuspair 7:
|preposition + pronoun||prepositional pronoun|
|ann an + mi = in + me =||annam in me|
|ann an + thu = in + you =||annad in you|
|ann an + e = in + him =||ann in him|
|ann an + i = in + her =||innte in her|
|ann an + sinn= in + us =||annainn in us|
|ann an + sibh = in + you =||annaibh in you (plural)|
|ann an + iad = in + them =||annta in them|
An e dotair a th’ annad?
Are you a doctor? (literally, Is it a doctor that is in you)
‘S e dotair a th’ annam.
I am a doctor. (literally, It’s a doctor that is in me)
Nach e dotair a th’ annad?
Aren’t you a doctor? (literally, Is it not a doctor that is in you)
Chan e dotair a th’ annam.
I am not a doctor. (literally, It’s not a doctor that is in me)
We can also use tha and ann an and the possessive pronouns mo, do, na, na/na h, nar/nar n, nur/nur n, nam/nan to say the same thing.
|Preposition + possessive||Prepositional Possessive||Lenites?|
|ann an + mo =||nam in my||Yes|
|ann an + do =||nad in your||Yes|
|ann an + a =||na in his||Yes|
|ann an + a/ |
a h- =
na h (before vowels) in her
|ann an + ar/ |
ar n- =
|nar nar n- (before vowels) in our||No|
|ann an + ur/ |
ur n- =
nur n- (before vowels) in your (pl)
|ann an + an/ |
nam (before b, f, m, p) in their
And this gives us:
A bheil thu nad dhotair?
Are you a doctor? (literally, are you in your doctor)
Tha mi nam dhotair.
I am a doctor. (literally, I am in my doctor)
Nach eil thu nad dhotair?
Aren’t you a doctor? (literally, are you not in your doctor)
Chan eil mi nam dhotair
I am not a doctor. (literally, I am not in my doctor)
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