faighnich

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

faighnich (past dh'fhaighnich, future faighnichidh, verbal noun faighneachd, past participle faighnichte)

  1. ask, enquire
    "Ciamar a tha cùisean a' dol?" dh'fhaighnich e. ― "How are things going?" he asked.
    Carson a tha thu a' faighneachd? ― Why are you asking?
    Dh'fhaighnich e dhiom/dhomh an robh mi a' dol ann. ― He asked me whether I was going there.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used with the preposition de or do.