Galician (Galego)

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Gaiteiros, or bagpipe players. Gaita ('bagpipe') is the most representative Galician musical instrument by Dario Alvarez, CC BY 2.0

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Why learn Galician?

Learning Galician improves the knowledge of your own language. Adding Galician language skills to your business skills make you a more valuable an employee in the marketplace. Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English. The study of Galician teaches and encourages respect for other people.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Galician?

*** NOTES *** Galician is an official language of the region of Galicia, where 56% of the population speak it as their first language. It is more commonly a first language of the older generation than the younger. Its vocabulary predominantly comes from Latin, with a few Germanic and Celtic influences. Galician is closely related to Portuguese: they are about 85% mutually understandable. There are some linguists who argue that Galician is a dialect of Portuguese, although most agree that they both developed separately from a common ancestral language.

Galician Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
(a)
B b
(be)
C c
(ce)
D d
(de)
E e
(e)
F f
(efe)
G g
(gue)
H h
(hache)
I i
(i)
L l
(ele)
M m
(eme)
N n
(ene)
Ñ ñ
(eñe)
O o
(o)
P p
(pe)
Q q
(que)
R r
(erre)
S s
(esse)
T t
(te)
U u
(u)
V v
(uve)
X x
(xe)
Z z
(zeta)

Basic Phrases in Galician

HelloOla
GoodbyeAdeus
YesSi
NoNon
Excuse meCon permiso
PleasePor favor
Thank youGrazas
You are welcomeEs Benvido
Do you speak englishFalas inglés?
Do you understandEntendes?
I understandEntendo
I do not understandNon entendo
How are youComo estás?
Fine thanksBen grazas!
What is your nameComo te chamas?
My name isO meu nome é
Pleased to meet youEncantado de coñecerte

Galician Grammar

Galician Nouns

Man
Woman
Boy
GirlUnha rapaza
Cat
Dog
Fish
Water
Milk
Egg
House
Flower
Tree
Shirt
Pants

Galician Adjectives

Colors in Galician

BlackNegro
WhiteBranco
RedVermello
OrangeLaranxa
YellowAmarelo
GreenVerde
BlueAzul
PurpleMorado
PinkRosa
GrayGris
BrownMarrón

Numbers in Galician

ZeroCero
OneUn
TwoDous
ThreeTres
FourCatro
FiveCinco
SixSeis
SevenSete
EightOito
NineNove
TenDez
ElevenOnce
TwelveDous
TwentyVinte
ThirtyTrinta
FortyCorenta
FiftyCincuenta
SixtySesenta
SeventySetenta
EightyOitenta
NinetyNoventa
HundredCen
ThousandMil

Galician Verbs

To beSer
To haveTer
To wantQuerer
To needNecesitar
To helpAxudar
To goIr
To comeVir
To eatComer
To drinkBeber
To speakFalar

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Galician Sentences

AndE
OrOu
ButPero
BecausePorque
WithCon
AlsoTamén
HoweverCon todo
NeitherNin
NorNin
IfSe
ThenEntón

Useful Galician Vocabulary

Galician Questions

WhoQuen
WhatQue
WhenCando
WhereOnde
WhyPor que
HowComo
How manyCantos
How muchCanto

Days of the Week in Galician

MondayLuns
TuesdayMartes
WednesdayMércores
ThursdayXoves
FridayVenres
SaturdaySábado
SundayDomingo
YesterdayOnte
TodayHoxe
TomorrowMañá

Months in Galician

JanuaryXaneiro
FebruaryFebreiro
MarchMarzo
AprilAbril
MayMaio
JuneXuño
JulyXullo
AugustAgosto
SeptemberSetembro
OctoberOutubro
NovemberNovembro
DecemberDecembro

Seasons in Galician

WinterInverno
SpringPrimavera
SummerVerán
AutumnOutono

Telling Time in Galician

What time is itQue hora é?
HoursHoras
MinutesMinutos
SecondsSegundos
O clockOito
HalfA metade
Quarter pastPasado o trimestre
BeforeAntes
AfterDespois