Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig)

travel phpto to inspire Scottish_Gaelic language study
The Emigrants, painting from 1844. This depicts a Highland Scots family in Gaelic dress by William Allsworth (c 1811 - 1861 - 1866), Public Domain,

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Why learn Scottish Gaelic?

Communication skills developed while learning Scottish Gaelic can improve your interpersonal skills in your native langauge as well. Four out of five new jobs in the US are created as a result of foreign trade. Creativity is increased with the study of Scottish Gaelic. Studying the Scottish Gaelic Language creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are different.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Scottish Gaelic?

*** NOTES *** Scottish Gaelic is a distinct language from Scots and is believed to have been brought to Scotland by settlers from Ireland around 500 AD who founded a Gaelic kingdom on Scotland’s west coast in present-day Argyll. It reached its peak influence in Scotland in 1100 AD and was spoken by the Kings of Scotland. It declined from the 17th century when anti-Gaelic laws were passed. There is now a language development body in the country charged with its preservation. aka Scottish Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
À à
B b
C c
D d
E e
È è
F f
G g
H h
I i
Ì ì
L l
M m
N n
O o
Ò ò
P p
R r
S s
T t
U u
Ù ù

Basic Phrases in Scottish Gaelic

HelloHalò
GoodbyeMar sin leat
YesTha
NoChan eil
Excuse meGabh mo leisgeul
PleaseMas e do thoil e
Thank youTapadh leat
You are welcomeS e do bheatha
Do you speak englishA bheil Beurla agad
Do you understandA bheil thu a 'tuigsinn?
I understandTha mi a 'tuigsinn
I do not understandChan eil mi a 'tuigsinn
How are youCiamar a tha thu?
Fine thanksGlè mhath tapadh leat
What is your nameDè an t-ainm a th 'ort?
My name isIs e seo m'ainm
Pleased to meet youToilichte coinneachadh riut

Scottish Gaelic Grammar

Scottish Gaelic Nouns

ManDhuine
WomanBoireannach
BoyBalach
GirlNighean
CatCat
Dog
FishIasg
WaterUisge
MilkBainne
EggUgh
HouseTaigh
FlowerFlùr
TreeCraobh
ShirtLèine
PantsDrathais

Scottish Gaelic Adjectives

Colors in Scottish Gaelic

BlackDubh
WhiteGeal
RedDearg
OrangeOrains
YellowBuidhe
GreenUaine
BlueGorm
PurplePurpaidh
PinkPinc
GrayLiath
BrownDonn

Numbers in Scottish Gaelic

ZeroNeoni
OneAon
TwoA dhà
ThreeTrì
FourCeithir
FiveCòig
SixSia
SevenSeachd
EightOchd
NineNaoi
TenDeich
ElevenAon-deug
TwelveDoce
TwentyFichead
ThirtyTrithead
FortyDà fhichead
FiftyLeth-cheud (còigead)
SixtySeasgad
SeventySeachdad
EightyOchdad
NinetyNaoidhead
HundredCeud
ThousandMìle

Scottish Gaelic Verbs

To beGu bhith
To haveRi bhith faighinn
To wantA bhith ag iarraidh
To needFeum
To helpGus cuideachadh
To goGu bhith a 'dol
To comeRi thighinn
To eatRi ithe
To drinkRi òl
To speakA bhruidhinn

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Scottish Gaelic Sentences

AndAgus
OrNo
ButAch
BecauseOir
WithLe
AlsoCuideachd
HoweverGe-tà
NeitherNi mò
NorNi
IfMa tha
ThenAn uairsin

Useful Scottish Gaelic Vocabulary

Scottish Gaelic Questions

Who
What
WhenCuin
WhereCàite
WhyCarson
HowCiamar
How manyCò mheud
How muchCia mheud

Days of the Week in Scottish Gaelic

MondayDiluain
TuesdayDimàirt
WednesdayDiciadain
ThursdayDiardaoin
FridayDihaoine
SaturdayDisathairne
SundayDidòmhnaich
YesterdayAn-dè
TodayAn-diugh
TomorrowA-màireach

Months in Scottish Gaelic

JanuaryAm Faoilleach
FebruaryAn Gearran
MarchAm Màrt
AprilA 'Ghiblean
MayA 'Chèitean
JuneAn t-Ògmhios
JulyAn t-Iuchar
AugustAn Lùnastal
SeptemberAn t-Sultain
OctoberAn Dàmhair
NovemberAn t-Samhain
DecemberAn Dùbhlachd

Seasons in Scottish Gaelic

WinterGeamhradh
SpringEarrach
SummerSamhradh
AutumnFoghar

Telling Time in Scottish Gaelic

What time is itDè an uair a tha e?
HoursUairean
MinutesMionaid
SecondsDiogan
O clockUairean
HalfLeth
Quarter pastCairteal seachad
BeforeRoimhe seo
Afteràs deidh