Scottish Cusine With Susan forum: Wanna learn some FUN Gaelic?

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Feb 13, 2012 12:16 PM CST
Name: Susan
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Useful Scottish Gaelic phrases
A collection of useful phrases in Scottish Gaelic. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.
Note: thu = you, singular, and is used with people you know and those younger than you. sibh = you, plural/formal, and is used when talking to more than one person, or when talking to one person you don't know and/or who is older than you.

Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)

Welcome - Fàilte, Ceud mìle fàilte
Hello, How are you? - Halò, Ciamar a tha thu/sibh?
I'm fine, thanks. And you? - Ciamar a tha thu/sibh? Dè mar a tha thu/sibh?
Tha gu math, tapadh leat/leibh. Ciamar a tha thu/sibh-fhein?
Long time no see - 'S fhada bho nach fhaca mi thu/sibh
What's your name? Dè an t-ainm a th'ort (inf/sg) / Dè an t-ainm a th'oirbh (frm/pl)
My name is ... Is mise ...
Where are you from? - Co às a tha thu/sibh?
I'm from ... 'Sann à ... a tha mi
Pleased to meet you - Tha mi toilichte ur coinneachadh (frm/pl); Tha mi toilichte do choinneachadh (inf/sg)
Good morning - Madainn mhath
Good afternoon/evening - Feasgar math
Good night - Oidhche mhath
Goodbye - Beannachd leat/leibh (frm) ; Mar sin leat/leibh (reply to beannachd leat) ; Tìoraidh / Tìoraidh ma-tha / Tìoraidh an-dràsta (inf)
Bidh mi 'gad fhaicinn (I'll be seeing you)
Chi mi a-rithist thu (I'll see you again)
Feumaidh mi ruith (I must run)
Good luck - Sealbh math dhuit/dhuibh!
Gur math a thèid leat/leibh!
Piseach! Piseach mhath ort/oirbh!
G'un robh math agad!
Cheers/Good health!
Slàinte! (health)
Slàinte mhath! (good health)
Slàinte mhor! (great health)
Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi 's nach fhaic
(Great health to you every day that I see you and every day that I don't)
Bon appetit - Ith gu leòir! (Eat plenty!)
Bon voyage - Turas math dhut/dhuibh!
I don't understand - Chan eil mi 'tuigsinn
Could you speak more slowly? -
An urrainn dhut bruidhinn nàs maille? (inf)
An urrainn dhuibh bruidhinn nàs maille? (frm/pl)
Could you say that again, please? - A can thu sin a-rithist, ma's e do thoil e? (inf)
A can sibh sin a-rithist, ma's e bhur toil e? (frm/pl)
An abair sin a-rithist thu, ma's e do thoil e? (inf)
An abair sin a-rithist sibh, ma's e bhur toil e? (frm/pl)
Could you write that down, please? - An urrainn dhut sin a sgrìobhadh, ma's e do thoil e? (inf) An urrainn dhuibh sin a sgrìobhadh, ma's e bhur toil e? (frm)
Do you speak Scottish Gaelic? - Yes, a little A bheil Gàidhlig agat/agaibh? Tha, beagan
How do you say ... in Scottish Gaelic? - Ciamar a chanas tu/sibh ... ann an Gàdhlig?
Dè Ghàidhlig a th'air ... ?
Excuse me - Gabh mo leisgeul!
How much is this? Dè 'phrìs tha seo? Dè tha e 'cosg?
Sorry - Gabh mo leisgeul! Tha mi duilich!
Thank you - Tapadh leat (inf) Tapadh leibh (frm/pl)
Response -Taing mhór / Móran taing
'S e do bheatha (inf) 'Se ur beatha (frm)
Where's the toilet? - Càite bheil an taigh beag?
Would you like to dance with me? - A bheil thu 'g iarraidh a dhanns? (inf) ; A bheil sibh 'g iarraidh a dhanns? (frm)
I love you - Tha gaol agam ort
Get well soon - Faigh na's fearr !
Call the police! - Fònadh chun a' phoileis!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ùr
Happy Easter A' Chàisg sona
Happy Birthday - Là breith sona dhuit/dhuibh
One language is never enough - Chan eil aon chànan gu leòr
My hovercraft is full of eels - Tha mo bhàta-foluaimein loma-làn easgannan

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