in the anns an
bag baga, baga, bagaichean (fir)
box bogsa, bogsa, bogsaichean (fir)
garden gàrradh, gàrraidh, gàrraidhean (fir)
world saoghal, saoghail, saoghalan (fir)
Am bheil aran anns a’ bhaga? Chan eil aran anns a’ bhaga. Tha fion anns a’ bhaga. A’ bheil am baga geal no dubh? Tha am baga dubh, ach tha am fion geal anns’ a bhaga dubh. Tha sgian agus forca anns a’ bhogsa mhór, ach tha an spàin anns a’ bhogsa bheag. Nach eil an t-each agad anns a’ ghàrradh? Chan eil an t-each agam anns’ a ghàrradh, ach tha am beathach agam ann. Tha leabhar aige ann an bhogsa. Chan eil seinneadair àrd anns an t-saoghal idir.
Is there a knife in this box? The knife is not in the box, but it is in the bag. There is war in the world today. The wine is in a box. The doctor is in the house. Our teacher is in the large, cold, forest. There is life in her. This fork is not in the box, it is in the garden. Sometimes your (pl) book is in the house, sometimes in the garden. There is grass in the house and I am not happy. Is it warm in your house?
Note: We have so far met with several important idiomatic uses of ann an, now we review the normal prepositional usage. Notice that the nouns that follow ann an appear in the prepositional (or dative) case.
The second part of anns an is the article, and follows the rules for the definite article. The rule for the definite article with a masculine noun in the prepositional case is identical to a feminine noun in the nominative case. If an adjective follows a masculine noun in the prepositional case, it will also be lenited if the noun is.
Bogsa may also be spelled bocsa.