1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Scottish Gaelic
  4. >
  5. "I am working over there in a…

"I am working over there in a bank."

Translation:Tha mi ag obair an siud ann am banca.

December 11, 2019

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnneC862637

Over there could also be thall an siud??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

Yep, I've added it :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tha-seo-taghta

There shouldn't be hyphens in "an-seo/sin/siud" btw, assuming the course is following GOC(?).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

Deagh phuing. I know Am Faclair Beag says yes, but Dwelly says no (as well as GOC). Don't know what the reasoning was for the hyphenation, but I'm sure there was one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tha-seo-taghta

Are you keeping them like that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joannejoanne12

For the time being, yes. There's nothing we can do about it for now. Technically it isn't wrong, and both versions are in the accepted translations, so nobody will get penalised for omitting the hyphen.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MacLabhruinn

Why not 'Bidh mi...' for this one? Surely 'I am working over there in a bank' implies habitual action, and is not a present description, as the speaker is clearly not at work!

Learn Scottish Gaelic in just 5 minutes a day. For free.