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Saying where you’re going Ag innse càit a bheil thu a’ dol

I'm going out tonightTha mi a' dol a-mach a-nochd

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a-mach out

tha mi a’ dol a-mach I’m going out

a-nochd tonight

tha mi a’ dol a-mach a-nochd I’m going out tonight

tha mi a’ dol gu dannsa I’m going to a dance

Discussing when things are happening.

cuin? when?

cuin a tha sibh a’ dol ann? when are you going?

cuin a tha sibh a’ dol dhan sgoil? when are you going to (the) school?

Làithean na seachdaine / Days of the week

Diluain Monday

Dimàirt Tuesday

Diciadain Wednesday

Diardaoin Thursday

Dihaoine Friday

Disathairne Saturday

Didòmhnaich Sunday

Là na Sàbaid Sunday

To say on a particular day (e.g. on Monday), just use the name of the day. You don’t need an additional word for on.

After dark - to talk about the nights of the week (e.g. Sunday night), just replace or Di (meaning 'day') with Oidhche (meaning 'night').

Oidhche Luain Monday night

Oidhche Mhàirt Tuesday night

Oidhche Chiadain Wednesday night

Oidhche Ardaoin Thursday night

Oidhche Haoine Friday night

Oidhche Shathairne Saturday night

Oidhche Dhòmhnaich Sunday night

Oidhche na Sàbaid Sunday night

Oidhche is feminine and lenites words which begin with the following letters. Note how the sounds change:

m > mh

c > ch

s > sh

d > dh

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Man Tha film air an telebhisean a-nochd. There’s a film on the television tonight.
Man 2 Mmm. Och, tha mi a' dol a-mach. Mmm. Och, I’m going out.
Man Tìoraidh ma-thà. Cheerio then.
Female Staff Halò, ciamar a tha sibh? Hello, how are you?
Female Customer Tha gu math, tapadh leibh. I’m well, thank you.
Female Staff Dè tha sibh ag iarraidh? What do you want?
Female Customer Tha mi ag iarraidh blobhsa. Tha mi a' dol a-mach a-nochd. I want a blouse. I’m going out tonight.
Female Staff Brèagha. Càit a bheil sibh a’ dol? Nice. Where are you going?
Female Customer Tha mi a’ dol gu dannsa a-nochd. I’m going to a dance tonight.
Female Staff Glè mhath. Very good.
Woman Càit a bheil thu a’ dol a-nochd? Where are you going tonight?
Woman 2 Tha mi a’ dol a-mach. I’m going out.
Woman Càite? Where?
Woman 2 A’ dol a chèilidh air Anna. (I’m) going to visit Anna.