This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Gaelic. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Gaelic Classes.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Gaelic, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I saw you||Chunnaic mi thu.|
|I wrote with a pen||Sgrìobh mi le peann.|
|You loved apples||Bu toil leat ùbhlan.|
|You gave money||Thug thu airgead.|
|You played tennis||Chluich thu teanais.|
|He read (past tense) a book||Leugh e leabhar.|
|He understood me||Thuig e mi.|
|She had a cat||Bha cat aice.|
|She knew my friend||Bha i eòlach air a' charaid agam.|
|We wanted to learn||Dh'iarr sinn a dh'ionnsachadh.|
|We thought Spanish is easy||Smaoin sinn gu bheil Spàinntis furasta.|
|You (plural) worked here||Dh'obraich sibh an-seo.|
|You (plural) spoke French||Bha Fraingis agaibh.|
|They drove a car||Dhràibh iad càr.|
|They smiled||Rinn iad fiamh-ghàire.|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Gaelic Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Black is his favorite color||'S e dubh an dath as fheàrr leis.|
|I have black hair||Tha falt dubh orm.|
|Red is not his favorite color||Chan e dearg an dath as fheàrr leis.|
|She drives a yellow car||Bidh i a' dràibheadh càr buidhe.|
|The sky is blue||Tha an speur gorm.|
|Your cat is white||Tha an cat agad bàn.|
|I enjoyed myself very much||Chòrd e rium gu mòr.|
|I agree with you||Tha mi a' dol leat.|
|Are you sure?||A bheil thu cinnteach?|
|Be careful!||Bi cùramach!|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||Am bu toil leat dol air siubhail?|
Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne
Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Gaelic about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Gaelic Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Gaelic homepage.