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.
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.
|Don't Go!||Na rach!|
|Come here!||Thig an-seo!|
|Go there!||Rach an-siud!|
|Enter (the room)!||Thig a-steach!|
|Be quiet!||Bi sàmhach!|
|Turn right||Gabh an car ceart.|
|Turn left||Gabh an car clì.|
|Go straight||Rach dìreach.|
|Be careful!||Bi cùramach!|
|Sit down!||Suidh sìos!|
|Let me show you!||Leig mi gad shealladh!|
|Write it down!||Sgrìobh e!|
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Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.
|I can see the stars||'S urrainn dhomh na rionnagan fhaicinn.|
|I want to go to the beach||Tha mi ag iarraidh dol dhan tràigh.|
|The moon is full tonight||Tha a' ghealach làn an oidhche.|
|This is a beautiful garden||'S e gàrradh bòidheach a th' ann an seo.|
Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.
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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!
|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 computer||Feumaidh mi an compiutar cleachdadh.|
|I need to use the toilet||Feumaidh mi dol dhan taigh-beag.|
|I'm watching television||Tha mi a' coimhead telebhisean.|
|This room is very big||Tha an t-seòmar glè mhòr.|
|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!|
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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.