Joy explains how to talk about jobs.
Let’s recap how we ask people about their job.
|aig + mi||agam||have / at me|
|aig + thu||agad||have / at you|
|aig + e||aige||have / at him / it|
|aig + i||aice||have / at her / it|
|aig + sinn||againn||have / at us|
|aig + sibh||agaibh||have / at you|
|aig + iad||aca||have / at them|
We know to ask about other people’s jobs by using pronouns. Remember to use the correct prepositional pronoun.
Dè an obair a th’ aice?
What job does she have?
We can ask the same question using nouns and people’s names.
Dè an obair a tha aig do mhac?
What job does your son have?
Dè an obair a th’ aig do nighean?
What job does your daughter have?
Dè an obair a th’ aig Eilidh?
What job does Helen have?
To answer the question and say what our job is, use the prepositional pronouns annam, annad, etc.
|ann + mi||annam||in me|
|ann + thu||annad||in you|
|ann + e||ann||in him / it|
|ann + i||innte||in her / it|
|ann + sinn||annainn||in us|
|ann + sibh||annaibh||in you|
|ann + iad||annta||in them|
‘S e dotair a th’ annam
I am a doctor
‘S e nurs a th’ annad
You are a nurse
‘S e neach-taic a th’ ann
He is an assistant
‘S e cunntasair a th’ innte
She is an accountant
We can now state what people’s jobs are in the same way but using nouns and people’s names.
‘S e neach-taic a th’ ann an Ruairidh
Derek is an assistant
‘S e cunntasair a th’ ann Eilidh
Helen is an accountant