Gaelic in modern Scotland
Gaelic in modern Scotland

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Gaelic in modern Scotland

5 How the Gaelic language works

5.1 How do I say…?

Here are some common expressions in Gaelic. Listen to them by clicking on the audio link, then try saying them.

How are you?

Ciamar a tha thu?

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[I’m] fine.

Tha gu math.

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Good morning

Madainn mhath.*

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Good afternoon (or evening)

Feasgar math.*

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Come in.

Thig a-steach.

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Get out!

Mach à seo!

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Many thanks.

Mòran taing.

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Cheers!

Slàinte!

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What’s doing?

Dè tha dol?

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I’m busy.

Tha mi trang.

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Can you say it again?

An can thu rithist e?

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Please.

Mas e do thoil e.

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* Note: Nouns in Gaelic, as in many languages, can be masculine or feminine: that is why it is ‘feasgar math’ (masculine) but ‘madainn mhath’ (feminine).

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