Following up on my last post about basic Scottish Gaelic phrases, I thought I would add a couple more phrases to the list. If you never saw the last post I wrote then you can find it here:
With the language going through a bit of a revival at the moment, due to more being done to encourage it and teach it than has been done in years (you could even argue centuries) and the demand for it growing, it is becoming a popular language to learn with not just Scots but with people across the globe!
I remember when I started learning the language many years ago I found it difficult to find pronunciations online so hopefully if you’re in the same boat as I was this will help you
Again, I have written out the English spelling, followed by the Gaelic spelling then the last line is how it is pronounced in Gaelic:
Where are you going? – Càit a bheil thu ‘dol? – Kahtch uh vil oo doll?
I’m going home – Tha mi ‘dol dhachaigh – ha mee doll ghachee
What is it? – Dè th’ann? – Jae ha-oon
What are you doing? – Dè tha thu ‘dèanamh? – Jae ha oo jee-annuv?
Are you coming? – A bheil thu ‘tighinn? – Uh vil oo tchee-een?
I don’t understand – Chan eil mi ‘tuigsinn – Chan yil mee took-sheen
Many thanks – Mòran taing – moe-ran ta-eeng
I don’t know – Chan eil fhios agam – Chan yil iss ackum
Can you say that again? – An can thu sin a-rithist? – Ung can oo shin uh ree-eeshtch?
Where’s….? – Càit a bheil….? – Kahtch uh vil…?
Where will I get…? – Càit am faigh mi…? – Kahtch um fa-ee mee…?
Is…. far from here? – A bheil…. fad às? – Uh vil…. fat ass?
Can you tell me? – An urrainn dhut innseadh dhomh? – Un oereen ghoot eenshugh ghoe?
How can I get to? – Ciamar a ruigeas mi? – Kimmer uh rook-yuss mee?
Congratulations! – Mealanaidheachd! – M-yallan eh-ochk
Cúm Gàidhlig beò!
1 thought on “Basic Scottish Gaelic phrases, part 2”
Channinn-sa “Meal an naidheachd” no “meal do naidheachd”, no “meal ur naidheachd”.