Talking about the family A’ bruidhinn mun teaghlach
Talking about peopleA' bruidhinn mu dhaoine
Look out for the following pieces of vocabulary in this clip.
You run the words for mo and athair together to make m’ athair (my father). You run the words for do and athair together to make d’ athair (your father).
Mo… and do… also affect the following words in the same way.
To talk about where your family member lives, you use the following:
To ask what jobs people have:
To talk about what jobs people have you say:
|Woman||Tha e ag obair ann an oifis ann am Pàislig. |
’S e clèireach a th’ ann.
Sin mo mhàthair.
Tha i ag obair aig an taigh.
’S e bean-taighe a th’ innte.
|He works in an office in Paisley. |
He is a secretary.
That’s my mother.
She works at home.
She’s a house wife.
|Man||nise, seo mo mhàthair. |
’S e nurs a th’ innte.
Tha i ag obair ann an ospadal, ach chan eil i ag obair an-diugh.
Seo m’ athair.
Tha e a' dol a-mach an-dràsta.
Tha e a' dol a dh’obair.
’S e dràibhear a th’ ann.
|Now, this is my mother. |
She’s a nurse.
She works in a hospital, but she’s not working today.
This is my dad.
He’s going out just now.
He’s going to work.
He’s a driver.
A taxi driver.
|Father||Feumaidh mi falbh, a ghràidh.||I must go, dear.|