Bidh / Bi / Bith Bidh / Bi / Bith
The verb “to be” can often be a bit confusing, as it is one of the ten Irregular Verbs in Gaelic. Many forms of bi sound very similar but can have rather different meanings. Let’s look at a few examples of the verb bi now.
Both the future tense and the habitual form use the same word, so to say that you regularly do something, use bidh.
When used as a question, such as if you wanted to ask someone if they run, bidh becomes bi, as it follows am.
You also use bi after gum, mura, or nach:
When using the negative form of the verb, use bhi following cha.
Biodh - Conditional
To say something 'would' be the case, use the form bhiodh.
When using nam, gum, mura, or nach, this form drops the h to become biodh.
Only use the form bith with sam:
Use bhith when using gu or a:
And finally, use bi when giving an instruction: