Lessoonyn Meanagh

Intermediate Lessons

lesson 11: C'red t'ou janoo ? - What do you do?

C'raad t'ou gobbraghey? - Where do you work? C'raad t'ou gobbraghey? C'raad? asks the question, Where? So 't'ou gobbraghey' means 'you are working' or 'you work'.

C'raad t'ou gobbraghey? Where are you working, or where do you work? C'raad t'ou gobbraghey? [C'raad t'ou gobbraghey?] ---------- C'raad t'ou gobbraghey? Insh dou – tell me – Insh dou c'raad t'ou gobbraghey?

Ta mee gobbraghey ayns Doolish.

Mie lhiat gobbraghey ayns Doolish?

S'mie lhiam gobbraghey ayns Doolish, agh by vie lhiam gobbraghey ayns Balleychashtal. Insh dou, c'raad t'ou gobbraghey?

Ta mee gobbraghey ayns Creneash

Mie lhiat gobbraghey ayns Creneash?

S'mie lhiam gobbraghey ayns Creneash - s'mie lhiam Creneash.

People may be more specific about where they work. Ta mee gobbraghey ayns thie bee. I work in a restaurant. [Ta mee gobbraghey ayns thie bee.] ---------- Ta mee gobbraghey ayns thie bee.

Insh dou, vel Mary gobbraghey ayns shapp? Tell me, does Mary work in a shop? Insh dou, vel Mary gobbraghey ayns shapp?

Cha nel, cha nel ee gobbraghey ayns shapp. T'ee gobbraghey ayns thie bee.

Now what about Juan. Insh dou, c'raad ta Juan gobbraghey?

T'eh gobbraghey ayns Crosby. She eirinagh eshyn.

Ta mee toiggal.

Well a couple of new things there, just at the end. She Juan mish means, as we know, I'm Juan. She Juan eshyn means He's Juan.

We use the same construction to describe other things as well. The word for a farmer is eirinagh [eirinagh] ---------- eirinagh. She eirinagh eshyn means, He's a farmer. [She eirinagh eshyn.] ---------- She eirinagh eshyn.

And at the end, I said, Ta mee toiggal. I understand. [Ta mee toiggal.] ---------- Ta mee toiggal.

Ansherbee, shen eh veih lessoon nane jeig

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