Colin's broadcasting a radio feature on the listeners' place of work. Here's what the callers had to say...
|Places of work|
I work in ... (mp3)
|I work in a shop ||Tha mi ag obair ann am bùth|
|I work in a club||Tha mi ag obair ann an club|
|I work in a hospital ||Tha mi ag obair ann an ospadal|
|I work in an office ||Tha mi ag obair ann an oifis|
|I work in a garage ||Tha mi ag obair ann an garaids|
|I work in a school||Tha mi ag obair ann an sgoil|
|I work in television ||Tha mi ag obair ann an telebhisean|
|I work in radio ||Tha mi ag obair ann an rèidio|
|I work on a farm ||Tha mi ag obair air tuathanas |
|I work on a boat||Tha mi ag obair air bàta|
|I work on an oil rig||Tha mi ag obair air crann-ola |
Working "in" or "on": Explaining where you work can require the use of "ann" (in) or "air" (on). There is an example of each in the Places of Work game. Tha mi ag obair annan club - I work in a club and Tha mi ag obair air bàta - I work on a boat.
The letters b, p, m, and f: Another thing you may have noticed is that "ann" (in) is sometimes followed by "am" and sometimes by "an". e.g. ann am bùth - in a shop but ann an oifis - in an office. Which to use is determined by the letters b, p, m, and f. "Am" is used before these letters and "an" before others. This makes for much easier pronunciation.
There are also examples of this in Asking Personal Questions.
Asking personal questions