Imperative

Gaelic Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Gaelic imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Gaelic is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Gaelic

Imperative Gaelic
Go!Rach!
Stop!Stad!
Don't Go!Na rach!
Stay!Fuirich!
Leave!Falbh!
Come here!Thig an-seo!
Go there!Rach an-siud!
Enter (the room)!Thig a-steach!
Speak!Abair!
Be quiet!Bi sàmhach!
Turn rightGabh an car ceart.
Turn leftGabh an car clì.
Go straightRach dìreach.
Wait!Feith!
Let's go!Tiugainn!
Be careful!Bi cùramach!
Sit down!Suidh sìos!
Let me show you!Leig mi gad shealladh!
Listen!Èist!
Write it down!Sgrìobh e!

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Gaelic

Places Gaelic
Bankbanca
Beachtràigh
Desertfàsach
Earthcruinne-cè
Forestcoille
Gardengàrradh
Hospitalospadal
Islandeilean
Lakeloch
Moongealach
Mountainbeinn
Riverabhainnn
Seamuir
Skyspeur
Starsrionnagan
Sungrian
I can see the stars'S urrainn dhomh na rionnagan fhaicinn.
I want to go to the beachTha mi ag iarraidh dol dhan tràigh.
The moon is full tonightTha a' ghealach làn an oidhche.
This is a beautiful garden'S e gàrradh bòidheach a th' ann an seo.

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Gaelic

Household Gaelic
Bedleabaidh
Bedroomseòmar-cadail
Carpetbrat
Ceilingmullach-seòmar
Chaircathair
Computercompiutar
Deskdeasg
Doordoras
Furnitureàirneis
HouseTaigh
Kitchencidsin
Refrigeratorfrids
Roofmullach
Roomseòmar
Stovestòbha
Tablebòrd
Televisiontelebhisean
Toilettaigh-beag
Wallballa
Windowuinneag

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Daily Conversation in Gaelic

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Gaelic Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Gaelic

English Gaelic
Can you close the door?Am faod thu dùineadh an doras?
Can you open the window?Am faod thu fosgladh an uinneag?
I need to use the computerFeumaidh mi an compiutar cleachdadh.
I need to use the toiletFeumaidh mi dol dhan taigh-beag.
I'm watching televisionTha mi a' coimhead telebhisean.
This room is very bigTha an t-seòmar glè mhòr.
Holiday Wishes
Good luck!Gun dèid leat!
Happy birthday!Cò-là-breith sona dhut!
Happy new year!Bliadhna mhath ùr!
Merry Christmas!Nollaig chridheil!
Congratulations!Meall do nàidheachd!
Enjoy! (before eating)
Bless you (when sneezing)Dia is gràs!
Best wishes!Deagh dhùrachdan!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Gaelic about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Gaelic Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Gaelic homepage.

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