The verb for putting, sending, or planting (a’ cur) can be a bit confusing given the number of possible variations. Watch the video below for a helpful explanation of which version of the word to use in which circumstances!
Let’s begin with cuir, the instructional use of the word:
- Put on your jacket, it is cold outside.
- Plant a seed in these pots.
- Be careful not to put too much fertiliser on the vegetables.
For less direct usages, such as when expressing a desire to put/plant/send something, use a chur:
- The potato seed is ready for planting.
A chur is also used when you have already put/planted/sent something:
- I have planted lots of plants this year.
Or, when you intend to put/plant/send something in the future:
- I am going to send an email to Anna, the gardener.
To talk about past events, use chuir:
- We planted pretty pink and white flowers.
- Did you (emph.) plant roses in front of the house?
You can also use chuir to indicate the spending of time:
- We spent Saturday afternoon in the garden.
Finally, when talking about something that you are currently putting/plantin/sending something, use a’ cur:
- We wear (put on) old clothes when we are in the garden.
- I plant lettuce every year.
- I like planting and tidying up in the garder on a beautiful summer afternoon.